APPLIED EQUINE PRACTICES
Credit points: 15
This subject introduces basic riding skills and includes practical use and fitting of tack and safety equipment and the safe and appropriate bite handling of horses. Key topics include the principles underpinning correct riding, correctly fitting tack and protective gear for horse and rider, application of the principles of riding, and practical experience and welfare issues in saddling a horse for riding.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE
Special conditions The student is expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures Licence and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Horse sense: The guide to horse care in Australia and New Zealand,||Recommended||Huntington, P, Myers, J & Owens, E 2004||CSIRO, Collingwood, VIC|
|Readings||Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary, 4th edn,||Recommended||Studdert, V, Gay, C & Blood, D 2012||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Readings||Horse and stable management||Recommended||Brown, J, Pilliner, S, & Davies, Z 2003||Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate knowledge and applcation of horse riding biomechanics
- Lectures, tutorials and practicals
02. Demonstrate the principles of correct forward movements with appropriate contact, flexion and bend during paces and transitions, and demonstrate knowledge of arena traffic rules.
- Lectures and practicals
03. Apply appropriate warm-up and cool-down procedures.
04. Demonstrate a capacity for self- analysis of riding performance.
- Lectures and practicals and tutorials
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Epping, 2018, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 x 2 hour lecture Classes per study period. (Semester)"
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6 x 3 hour practical Classes per study period. (Semester) Held at Northern Lodge (Melbourne Polytechnic, Eden Park)"
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Reflective journal on riding practice (1000 words)||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Individual Presentation (10 minutes, 500 words)||15||03|
|Biomechanics Report (1200 words)||30||01|
|Written exam (1.5 hours, 1500 words)||25||01, 02, 03, 04|