SRJC Course Outlines

6/22/2024 9:50:13 AMEQSCI 80 Course Outline as of Spring 2012

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 80Title:  EQUINE & STABLE MNGMT  
Full Title:  Equine and Stable Management
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course will provide students an understanding of management considerations to be better prepared for running and/or managing an equine enterprise. Topics covered will be: horse facilities; health care; equipment and tack; trailering horses; conditioning; pasture management; and managing the stalled horse.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will provide students an understanding of management considerations to be better prepared for running and/or managing an equine enterprise. Topics covered will be: horse facilities; health care; equipment and tack; trailering horses; conditioning; pasture management; and managing the stalled horse.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2012Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify basic facilities requirements.
2.  Demonstrate daily responsibilities associated with stable management.
3.  Perform appropriate grooming techniques.
4.  Clean and efficiently maintain horse stalls and paddocks.
5.  Select and care for tack and equipment appropriate for equine enterprises.
6.  Recognize unusual horse behavior and remedies in relation to management.
7.  Summarize considerations necessary for successsful trailering of horses.
8.  Follow safety procedures in the event of an emergency.
9.  Recognize common equine health issues and identify preventative measures and remedies.
10. Assess nutritional needs and adjusting individual horse rations appropriately.
11. Explore resources and considerations in ordering supplies and feedstuffs in bulk.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction
    a. Basic horse anatomy and physiology
    b. Daily care duties
    c. Restraint
         i. Halters
         ii. Knots
         iii. Twitches
         iv. Hobbles
         v. Stocks
II.   Preventative Healthcare
     a. Infectious Diseases
         i. Infectious agents
         ii. Vaccinations
         iii. Nursing the sick horse
             1. Medications
             2. Administration
     b. Parasites
         i. Identification
         ii. Anthelmintics
            a. Administration
            b. Rotation
     c. Routine Hoof Care
         i. Trimming
         ii. Shoeing
     d. Routine Dental Care
     e. Alternative Therapies
         i. Acupressure
         ii. Massage
         iii. Chiropractic
         iv. Homeopathy
         v. Supplements
III.  Lameness
     a. Determining the Cause
     b. Management
IV.  Muscle Injuries
     a. Determining the Cause
     b. Management
V.   Vices
     a. Determining the Cause
     b. Management
VI.  Stable Yard
     a. Physical Considerations
         i. Temperature
         ii. Air Quality
         iii. Stall Space
         iv. Flooring
         v. Bedding
         vi. Feed and Water
         vii. Fencing
      b. Social/Behavior
          i. Horse to Horse Interaction
          ii. Flight Animal
          iii. Potential for vices
      c. Manure Management
      d. Pasture Management
      e. Equipment
VII.  Horse and Tack Care
      a. Saddlery and Tack Considerations
          i. Bridles and Bits
          ii. Nosebands
          iii. Martingales
          iv. Breastplate
          v. Schooling Aids
          vi. Saddles
          vii. Blankets
          viii. Pads
      b. Tack Care
          i. Maintenance
          ii. Cleaning
      c. Preparing Horses for Use
          i. Bathing
             1. Wash Rack Considerations
             2. Products
          ii. Grooming
             1. Equipment
             2. Clipping
             3. Wraps
             4. Plaiting
       d. Nutritional Considerations
           i. Equipment
              1. Feeders
              2. Waterers
           ii. Behavior at Feeding
           iii. Feeding Practices
           iv. Vital Nutrients
           v. Supplements
        e. Care of the Horse after Untacking
        f. Conditioning
        g. Transporting Horses
             i. Wraps
             ii. Boots
             iii. Trailer Selection and Maintenance
             iv. Loading and Unloading
         h. Emergencies
             i. When to Contact a Veterinarian
             ii. Handling and Restraint Procedures
                1. In the Barn
                2. In the Field
                3. While Traveling
             iii. Distress Symptoms
             iv. First Aid Kids
             v. Wound Care
                 1. First Aid
                 2. Healing
             vi. Broken Bones
             vii. Euthanasia
             viii. Disposal
VIII. Legal Aspects of Horse Business
       a. Bookkeeping and Records
       b. Labor Management
           i. Employee Versus Independent Contractor
           ii. Wages
           iii. Worker's Compensations
       c. Licenses and Permits
       d. Insurance
           i. Liability
           ii. Mortality
       e. Contracts
       f. Taxes
           i. Federal
           ii. State
           iii. County
           iv. Sales
       g. Professional Resources

Assignments:
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1. Reading approximately 30 pages per week.
2. Homework assignments will be taken from periodicals, handouts and text.
3. Two written midterms and one final exam.
4. 3-5 quizzes.
5. Term project (examples: management plan for brood mare barn, conditioning/rehabilitation plan).
6. Laboratory skills demonstrations (grooming, vaccinating, plaiting, etc.)
7. Laboratory practical exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Homework assignments, term project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Term projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Lab demonstratiion of equine management skills; lab exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes and exams: essay; multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, diagram identification
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Horse and Stable Management 4th Edition. Houghton Brown, Pilliner and Davies. Blackwell Publishing. 2003. (classic)
Stablekeeping Storey Publishing. Hill, Cherry. Storey Publishing. 2000 (classic)
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage 2nd Edition. Hill, Cherry. Storey Publishing. 2005
Andrew, Victoria.Manual of Stable Management in Canada. Canadian Equestrian Federation. 1993 (classic)

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