Credit points: 15
This subject provides a thorough understanding of horse behaviour and welfare during training (Equitation science) and equips stundets with the practical handling skills required to manage horses in a safe and effective manner. The subject also explores the influence of horse husbandry on equine behaviour.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE and have passed AGR1AEP
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||Equitation science||Recommended||McGreevy, PD & McLean, AN 2010||Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.|
|Readings||Academic horse training: equitation science in practice,||Recommended||McLean, A & McLean, M 2008,||Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, Clonbinane, VIC.|
|Readings||Learning and behaviour, 7th edn||Recommended||Chance, P 2013||Cengage Learning, Belmont, CA.|
|Readings||Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training||Recommended||McGreevy, P & Boakes, R 2011||Darlington Press, Sydney, NSW.|
|Readings||Equine behaviour: a guide for veterinarians and equine scientists, 2nd revised edn||Recommended||McGreevy, P 2012||Elsevier Health Sciences, London.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Recognise the natural behaviour (ethology) of equids and the adaptation to domestication.
- Lectures and practicals
02. Recognise changes in equine behaviour and body language and describe the consequences for equine welfare and management.
- Lectures, tutorials and practicals
03. Analyse simple behavioural problems and develop apporiate remediation training approaches.
04. Explain how learning theory is applied to the training of the horse.
- Practicals and tutorials
05. Apply and reflect on the use of proven training principles when working with horses and people.
- Practicals and tutorials
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Epping, 2018, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"8 x 2 hour lectures Classes per study period. (Semester)"
Four 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 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 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|On-line quizzes (1000 words equivalence)||Weekly quizzes||25||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|Laboratory/practical reports (3 reports, 750 words each, 2250 words total)||45||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Written exam (1.5 hours, 1500 words)||30||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|