Horse Care I BAG102

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Involved in horse care? Keen to develop your knowledge and skills? This course develops your ability to evaluate and manage horses, including using different handling and grooming procedures, understanding their required diet and evaluating their conformation. You will also learn about commercial applications, including trading horses. A thorough grounding course.

Comment from one of our Horse Care students: "I learnt many new skills that are easily applied to day to day runnings" A. Green

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 Manag…

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Involved in horse care? Keen to develop your knowledge and skills? This course develops your ability to evaluate and manage horses, including using different handling and grooming procedures, understanding their required diet and evaluating their conformation. You will also learn about commercial applications, including trading horses. A thorough grounding course.

Comment from one of our Horse Care students: "I learnt many new skills that are easily applied to day to day runnings" A. Green

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.
Learn to manage the daily requirements of a horse at grass The course aims to develop:

The ability to handle horses using a range of different procedures

Skills to evaluate a horses conformation

An understanding of diet

Knowledge of grooming procedures

An ability to develop appropriate management procedures for a specific situation.

Knowledge of commercial opportunities in the equine industry, including how to buy and sell horses.

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