SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:33:48 AMEQSCI 101 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 101Title:  HORSE HANDLING SKILLS  
Full Title:  Horse Handling Skills
Last Reviewed:10/13/2014

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 fundamental handling of the horse. Covers horse behavioral patterns and safe horse handling skills, such as lunging and round pen training. Also explores the  safe interaction of horse and rider as it relates to grooming, saddling, bridling and interpreting equine behavior.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Safely and effectively handle a horse, responding to a variety of horse
behaviors.

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Upon completion of this course, the student 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 proper horse trailering practices.
5.  Describe common methods of horse selection and their advantages.

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. Selecting a horse
    A. Selection methods
    B. Determining a horse's age
    C. Advantages and disadvantages of leasing vs. purchasing a horse

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments: average 15 pages per week.
2.  Writing assignments: worksheets, class notes, and study guides;write a 3-5 page paper on horse selection or horse handling techniques
3.  Skill demonstrations: horse handling skills such as trailering, lunging and round penning
4.  Quizzes (1-3); final exam.
5.  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, class notes, study guides; 3-5-page 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 and pratical exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes and final exam: multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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Desmond, Leslie. Horse Handling & Riding Through Feel, 2008
Hil, Cherry. How To Think Like A Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do, 2006 (classic)
Hockemeyer, Michael. Basic Horse Training, 2005 (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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