SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:58:25 AMEQSCI 121 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 121Title:  APPL PROCD ADAPT RIDING  
Full Title:  Applied Procedures: Adapted Riding/Therapeutic Horsemanship
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.003 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 87.50 

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:  AG 111

Catalog Description:
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Theory and direct, practical application of the skills necessary to assist in providing a safe, challenging and effective adapted riding and/or therapeutic horsemanship experience to participants with disabilities who come for lessons.  Familiarization with the use of adaptive equipment, saddle/tack fitting and lesson structure and activities. Assessment, selection, handling, training, and management practices of program horses.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EQSCI 120


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theory and direct, practical application of the skills necessary to assist in providing a safe, challenging and effective adapted riding and/or therapeutic horsemanship experience to participants with disabilities who come for lessons.  Familiarization with the use of adaptive equipment, saddle/tack fitting and lesson structure and activities. Assessment, selection, handling, training, and management practices of program horses
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EQSCI 120
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.  Analyze problems, solutions, and skills needed in the adapted riding or therapeutic
    horsemanship setting.
2.  Demonstrate familiarity with the use of adaptive equipment, saddle/tack fitting and lesson
    structure.
3.  Demonstrate assessment, selection, handling and management practices of program horses.
4.  Demonstrate proficiency in assisting in adapted riding or therapeutic equestrian sessions.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify problems and solutions related to the adapted riding, therapeutic riding setting.
2. Identify and practice skills needed in the subject area.
3. Demonstrate and articulate the roles and tasks of persons assisting in an adapted riding/
    therapeutic riding setting.
4. Demonstrate procedures for assisting a participant with ground and/or mounted activities.
5. Evaluate a horse for use in an adpated riding- therapeutic riding program.
6. List components of a conditioning and training program for a therapeutic riding horse.
7. Demonstrate safe horse handling skills.
8. Describe proper saddle and equipment fit to horse and rider.
9. Identify components of a horse health maintenance, conditioning and use record keeping
    system.
10. Discuss ethical considerations in the use of horses used in an adapted riding- therapeutic
    riding program.

Topics and Scope
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1. Characteristics of participants served.
2. Safety principles and emergency procedures in lesson implementation.
3. Signs of stress, fatigue, and other conditions in the horse and/or participant.
4. Strategies for assisting and implementing adapted riding-therapeutic horsemanship lesson
    plans.
5. Identifying adaptive and other types of equipment.
6. Basic horsemanship skills to include: catching, leading, tying, grooming, tacking, and
    warm-up.
7. Interpersonal skills which present information to the student with disabilities, peers, and other
    staff in a clear and respectful manner.
8. Selection and management of the program horse.
9. Ground handling skills, control, and safety concerns.
10. Tack selection and fitting appropriate to individual horse and participant.
11. Documentation procedures for the health, training, use of horses.
12. Ethical considerations involved in the use of horses.
 
Topics covered in lecture will be practiced in lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Reading 10-20 pages per week related to adapted riding and therapeutic horsemanship
2. Discuss research regarding adapted riding and therapeutic horsemanship
3. Worksheets
4. Objective examinations: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Observe and assist participant with riding skills and other horsemanship activities as
    appropriate to their level of ability

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
35 - 50%
Worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 55%
Assisting participants, managing horses
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Objective tests: 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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The Horse, The Handicapped, and The Riding Team in a Therapeutic Riding Program. Engel, Barbara. Barbara Engel Therapy Services. 2008 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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