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Horse Care I - Agriculture

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Typology Course
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 100h
  • Course
  • Distance Learning
  • 100h

Course programme

Duration: 100 hours

Method of Learning: Online, CD-ROM or correspondence (paper based)

Start: Anytime! And from anywhere in the world!

Qualification: Certificate

Course Structure

There are seven lessons as follows:

  1. Horse Psychology & Handling
  2. Buying A Horse
  3. Conformation
  4. The Digestive System & Principles Of Feeding & Watering
  5. The Grass Kept Horse & Pasture Management
  6. Grooming
  7. Industry Application

Summary of Competencies Developed

  • Differentiate between the different procedures used for the handling of horses.
  • Describe the procedures for the buying and selling of horses.
  • Develop a program for the evaluation of the conformation of horses on a property/facility.
  • Analyse the digestive system, including structure and function, of horses.
  • Develop appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass.
  • Explain the methods used to prepare horses for specific uses, including their grooming for different tasks.
  • Explain commercial opportunities available in the horse industry.

What The Course Covers

Here are just some of the things you will be doing:

  • Describe different psychological traits of a horse including: *herd instinct *memory *fright.
  • Explain how an understanding of horse psychology can assist with handling a horse.
  • Compare three different methods of breaking in a horse.
  • Demonstrate how to put on different pieces of tack including: *a head stall *a bridle *a saddle.
  • Demonstrate how to lead a horse.
  • Demonstrate how to ride a horse.
  • Develop a list of safety rules for handling horses in a specified situation.
  • Compare the differences in the way two different horse owners handle their horses, at the same horse show or competition.
  • Describe the different ways of trading (i.e. buying or selling) horses in your locality.
  • Develop a checklist of factors to consider when buying a horse for a specified type of use.
  • Compare five different advertisements for the sale of horses of a similar type, to determine which of the five appears to be the best value, and listing the reasons why it appears good value.
  • Evaluate the features of a horse being offered for sale in your locality, to determine the value of that horse.
  • Label an unlabelled diagram of the parts of a horse's body.
  • Define the different conformation terminology, including: *girth *body proportions *leg settings *conformation *bone.
  • Describe the preferred features of the parts of a horses body referred to in earlier points.
  • Compare the conformation of two different breeds of horses, based upon a physical inspection of a horse from each breed.
  • Compare procedures used to evaluate the conformation of horses at two different properties/facilities.
  • Label the parts on an unlabelled diagram of the digestive system of horses.
  • Explain the function of different components in a horse's diet.
  • Explain how the watering of a horse, as observed by you, on a specific property is likely to affect that horses digestive processes.
  • Evaluate the digestive processes involved in the digestion of three different horse feeds analysed by you.
  • Differentiate between the digestive processes in three different types of horses, including:
    *very active horses *horses being rested.
  • Compare the advantages with the disadvantages of keeping a horse at grass.
  • Recommend paddock facilities, in your locality, which are appropriate for horses kept at grass.
  • Prepare a description, and use illustrations where appropriate, of the facilities you recommended.
  • Differentiate between the requirements of a specified horse kept at grass, at different times of the year, in your locality.
  • Develop guidelines for managing a specific horse at grass, on a property visited and investigated by you.
  • Explain three different husbandry tasks which are essential to the management of the horse investigated by you.
  • List the different reasons for grooming horses.
  • Describe how to use different items of grooming equipment.
  • Write a procedure for washing a horse, in a specified situation.
  • Compare how to groom horses for different situations, including: *dressage *pony club competition *exhibitions *stock work.
  • List the different applications for horses in modern society.
  • List the resources available for different sectors of the horse industry in your locality, including: *racing *breeding *competitions *recreational riding.
  • Determine the minimum facilities required to establish three different specified businesses in the horse industry, including; *a riding school *a stock agent *another horse business.
  • Evaluate the financial viability of four different sectors of the horse industry.
  • Evaluate the potential of two different specified horse enterprises in your locality.

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