HND Equine Management

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EQ084

We are excited to introduce a pioneering course in the UK that will combine traditional and complementary methods of horsemanship (Monty Roberts’s techniques).

This course is backed by the Royal Agricultural College and is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career within the equine field of training, rehabilitating and problem solving; and associated industries, including research, consultancy, inspection, behavioural and physical therapies.

This unique course will be hands-on and designed to give the practical horseperson all the skills and knowledge needed to follow a successful career within the horse industry. It also includes an option for those wishing to advance their riding …

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EQ084

We are excited to introduce a pioneering course in the UK that will combine traditional and complementary methods of horsemanship (Monty Roberts’s techniques).

This course is backed by the Royal Agricultural College and is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career within the equine field of training, rehabilitating and problem solving; and associated industries, including research, consultancy, inspection, behavioural and physical therapies.

This unique course will be hands-on and designed to give the practical horseperson all the skills and knowledge needed to follow a successful career within the horse industry. It also includes an option for those wishing to advance their riding skills in the second year.

Qualification

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Equine Management

Entry Requirements

2013 Entry: 120 UCAS points − including at least Grade C at A Level in a biological science or average of PPP at Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Previously National Diploma) or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management.

Recommended GCSEs: Maths, English, Biological Science.

Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications.

Course Content

Year 1 − Level 4/Level C:

  • Plan & Implement an Early Training Programme for Horses: This unit demonstrates how to plan and implement programmes to train and educate young horses. You will learn hands on procedure of starting horses, from the introduction of training equipment, ground work, working towards the actual backing of the horse or hitching up to a driving vehicle. You will learn the unique skills of Join-Up, Dually Work and Long-lining by a Monty Roberts Certified Instructor.
  • Horse Husbandry: This unit will develop your understanding of the daily management of horses in relation to their comfort, health and welfare. You will learn to manage important, regular routines and the application of welfare standards. Plus procedures for fittening and roughing off. Methods of ground exercising will be covered along side correct fitting of equipment for riding and driving.
  • Animal Health & Welfare: This unit will enhance your understanding of animal health and welfare. You will examine the factors which affect the health of equines, the causes of disease, disease-transmission and the preventative measures.
  • Anatomy & Physiology: This unit will develop your understanding of muscular-skeletal system and how it supports and moves the equine body; it will also cover other body systems such as digestive, circulatory and reproductive.
  • Animal Nutrition: The unit will further your understanding of the nutritional needs of the equine and factors that are important in designing appropriate feeding regimes. You will develop the practical skills needed to determine appropriate animal-feeding regimes.
  • Equine Exercise Physiology: This unit will give an understanding of the physiological effect of exercise and training on the different body systems. You will evaluate various fittening techniques and principles which are vital to production of successful performance horses.
  • Event Management for Land Based Studies: This unit focuses on effective and efficient event management. You will develop the ability to analyse the potential of existing facilities and plan a suitable event for the location. You will be involved in all stages of event organisation, from the initial planning to the final review.
  • Enterprise & Financial for Land Based Industries: This unit will further your understanding of how to manage animal land-based industries, as you plan and evaluate business performance.
  • Work Based Experience: This unit allows you to further your learning with practical experience in the horse industry. Your work based study will involve planning, monitoring and evaluating work experiences.

Year 2 − Level 5/Level I (with riding/non-riding options):

  • Develop & Implement a Training Programme for a Performance Horse (using Monty Roberts techniques): This unit will demonstrate the training programme for performance horses. You will learn to design a training regime by evaluating the horse’s current condition and performance. You will be shown how to select correct training methods, formulate goals, select appropriate training methods and adapt the programme accordingly to optimise the horsee’s potential. You will advance your skills of Join-Up and Dually Work; and explore more complex techniques of long-lining building on knowledge from year 1.
  • Animal Behaviour: This unit will explore the horses natural behaviour and how evolution has been effected by environmental changes. It will included overview of how the field of behaviour has emerged from the school of psychology; and how this knowledge be applied in terms of training horses today.
  • Equine Sports Medicine: This unit looks at the stresses which affect the modern competition horse and the effect that they may have on health and performance. You will gain knowledge to minimise the risks, recognise injury and take the most appropriate action should problems occur.
  • Research Project: This unit allows you to identify a subject of interest and develop your own research skills, testing and evaluating an investigation of your chosen subject. This could be of personal interest to you or of interest to a future/or current employer.
  • Small Business Enterprise: You will have the opportunity to develop skills in change management, reviewing and improvement of the performance of a small business enterprise. You will examine the factors influencing the development and expansion of small business enterprise; these skills will invaluable in today’s market.

Riding Option:

  • Riding horses on the Flat: This unit will provide you with the understanding of the principles of riding horses on the flat and how these can be applied in practice. This unit is aimed at students with existing riding skills wishing to progress their education (this does not necessarily exclude non-riders as you can learn independently in year 1). This unit will be taught by a well respected BHSI and Registered Examiner.
  • Riding horses over Fences: This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of riding horses over fences and how these can be applied in practice. This unit is designed for students with riding experience who are looking to enhance their skills further. This unit will be taught by a well respected BHSI and Registered Examiner.

Non-riding option:

  • Employability skills: The unit aims to develop the relevant skills and knowledge needed to enter the work place. This unit gives you the opportunity to assess and develop your understanding of the responsibilities and your performance in the workplace; particularly useful in today’s competitive job market.

You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, presentations, course work, vocational practicals, case diaries and written examinations.

Next Steps

  • A third year top−up (Level H/level 6) to gain a BSc (Hons).
  • Advanced Course with Monty Roberts, CA, USA.
  • Employment opportunities in the following areas: equine industries, equine welfare organisations, assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies, laboratory technicians, equine behaviour consultancy and training.

Next Dates

Starts September 2013

Price

2012 price was £6,000 pa. Finance and student support arrangements have yet to be finalised for 2013-14

Employment opportunities for students following successful completion of the HND in Equine Management

This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the following areas: equine industries, equine welfare organisations, assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies, laboratory technicians, equine behaviour consultancy and training

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