SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 1:03:31 PMEQSCI 162 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 162Title:  HORSE HOUSING/FACILITIES  
Full Title:  Horse Housing and Facilities
Last Reviewed:4/12/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled.506 min.Lab Scheduled8.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 61.25 

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

Catalog Description:
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Discussion of planning, design and layout of horse stables and facilities. Various types of materials and styles are reviewed.  Barns, corrals, fencing and stable equipment for small or large horse ranches will be examined, including location, permitting, costs and environmental considerations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Discussion of planning, design and layout of horse stables and facilities. Various types of materials and styles are reviewed.  Barns, corrals, fencing and stable equipment for small or large horse ranches will be examined, including location, permitting, costs and environmental considerations.
(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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Discuss welfare and environmental concerns related to equine facilities development and design.
2.  Identify common materials used in fencing.
3.  Identify barn styles, equipment and hardware.
4.  Compare arena styles, sizes, and footing.
5.  Analyze governmental agriculture construction codes and permits.
6.  Evaluate economic factors associated with equine facilities development.
7.  Assess common facilities in Sonoma County.
8.  Determine appropriate construction materials for equine facilities based upon intended use.

Topics and Scope
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1.    Animal welfare
       a.  Physical considerations
           i.      Temperature
           ii.      Air quality
           iii.      Stall space
          iv.      Flooring
           v.      Feed and water
      b.  Social / Behavior
            i.      Horse to horse interaction
            ii.      Flight animal
           iii.      Potential for vices
      c.  Sanitation considerations
2.    Regulations
      a.  County building codes for equine facilities.
      b.  Environmental.
3.    Climate considerations
4.    Workflow considerations
5.    Site characteristics
6.    Horse barns and stables
      a.  Intended use or purpose
      b.  Barn construction styles and relative costs
      c.  Architectural design
            i.      Regional
            ii.      Shape and function
           iii.      Roof types
d.  Barn function
            i.      Stall size
            ii.      Feed storage
           iii.      Tack and equipment storage
           iv.      Breeding accommodations
           v.      Grooming and saddling
           vi.      Wash area
          vii.      Floors
         viii.      Rolling equipment storage
           ix.      Details and hardware
            x.      Feeders
           xi.      Waterers
          xii.      Manure and bedding disposal
7.    Fencing
      a.  Considerations
            i.      Purpose
            ii.      Visibility
           iii.      Strength and security
           iv.      Safety
           v.      Appearance
      b.  Posts
      c.  Pasture fence types
      d.  Wood rail
      e.  Specialties
      f.   Electric
      g.  Corral/paddock fencing
      h.  Gates
8.    Pasture shelters
      a.  Purpose
      b.  Construction
            i.      Floor/Base
            ii.      Walls
           iii.      Roof
           iv.      Location
9.    Arenas
      a.  Purpose
      b.  Size
      c.  Fencing
      d.  Footing
      e.  Indoor
      f.   Drainage
10.  Round Pens
      a.  Purpose
      b.  Styles
      c.  Size
      d.  Geometry of materials needed
      e.  Footing
11.  Equipment
      a.  Waterers
      b.  Troughs
      c.  Hitching rails
      d.  Hitching posts
      e.  Trail gates
      f.   Stall feeders
      g.  Pasture feeders
      h.  Wash racks
      i.   Palpation chutes
      j.   Vet chutes
      k.  Harrow
      l.   Carts
      m.  Trailers
      n.  Emergency prep

Assignments:
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1.  Suggested reading will be taken from periodicals and text; average 15 pages a week.
2.  Worksheets, class notes, field work notes, and study guides will be the basis for problem solving assignments.
3.  Facility design project paper
4.  Final exam
5.  Presentation of project papers
6.  Field trip to equine facilities

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
30 - 40%
Project paper, field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Presentation of project paper, field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
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 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Horse Housing, Klemish and Hill, Trafalgar Square Publishing 2002
Horse Facilities Handbook (MWPS-60), Midwest Plan Service, Iowa State Univ., Ames Iowa  2005
Horse Barns Big & Small 3rd Ed., Ambrosiano & Harcourt, Breakthrough Publications 2006
Roofs and Rails, Gavin Ehringer, Western Horseman Books. 1995
High Tensile Wire Fencing,  Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Services. 2002
Stablekeeping, Klemish and Hill, Storey Publishing 2000
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, Cherry Hill, Storey Publishing 2005
Fences for Pasture & Garden, Gail Damerow, Gardenway Publishing, 1992 (Classic)

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