SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2021 3:20:58 PMEQSCI 101 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 101Title:  HORSE HANDLING SKILLS  
Full Title:  Horse Handling Skills
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.506 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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:  AG 190

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the fundamentals of horse handling. Covers horse behavioral patterns and safe handling skills, such as lunging and round pen training. This course also explores safety as it relates to grooming, saddling, bridling and interpreting equine behavior.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the fundamentals of horse handling. Covers horse behavioral patterns and safe handling skills, such as lunging and round pen training. This course also explores safety as it relates to grooming, saddling, bridling and interpreting equine behavior.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Demonstrate safely horse handling practices.
2. Explain proper horse handling skills in a variety of situations.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Analyze horse behavior patterns and recommend probable safe management solutions.
2. Demonstrate proper catching, haltering, leading and tying.
3. Identify and practice skills needed for basic safe horse handling.
4. Demonstrate safe transportation of horses.
5. Describe common methods of horse selection.

Topics and Scope
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I. Handling
    A. Horse and handler interaction
    B. Horse behavioral patterns as related to handling
    C. Safe management solutions
II. Maintaining Horse Control
    A. Catching
    B. Haltering
    C. Leading
    D. Tying
III. Proper Lunging Procedures
    A. Demonstration
    B. Practice
IV. Round Penning
    A. Advantages and disadvantages
    B. Techniques
    C. Humane handling
V. Horse Trailering
    A. Types of trailers
    B. Loading and unloading
    C. Safety
VI.  Tacking
VII.  Proper First Aid Techniques
VIII. Hot Walker
IX.   Horse Practices
    A. Selection methods
    B. Advantages and disadvantages of leasing vs. purchasing a horse
 
All lab topics will aligned with lecture topics.

Assignments:
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Lecture Assignments:
1. Reading assignments (15-20 pages per week)
2. Writing assignments: worksheets
3. Research paper on horse selection or horse handling techniques (3-5 pages)
4. Quizzes (1-3); final exam
 
Lab Assignment:
1. Horse handling skills 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
10 - 20%
Worksheets; research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 70%
Horse handling skills practical exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes and final exam
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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101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler. Hill, Cherry. Storey Publishing, LLC. 2012 (classic)
Horse Handling & Riding Through Feel. Desmond, Leslie. Sunbelt Publishing. 2008 (classic)
How To Think Like A Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do. Hill, Cherry. Storey Publishing, LLC. 2006 (classic)
Basic Horse Training. Hockemeyer, Michael. Hats Off Books. 2005 (classic)

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