SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 1:16:40 AMEQSCI 101 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

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 Scheduled1.5012 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.5012 min.Lab Scheduled18.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total36.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 190

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to fundamental training of the horse.  Covers horse behavioral patterns, horse handling skills such as trailering, lunging, round pen training, and additional riding skills.  Also explores the interaction of horse and rider as it relates to performance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EQSCI 25 ( or AG 25 or AG 65)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to fundamental training of the horse. Covers horse behavioral patterns, horse handling skills such as trailering, lunging, round pen training, and additional riding skills. Also explores the interaction of horse and rider as it relates to performance.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EQSCI 25 ( or AG 25 or AG 65)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels

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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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 restraint techniques.
3.  Identify and practice skills needed for basic safe horse handling.
4.  Demonstrate use of innovative techniques in equine training.
5.  Demonstrate proper horse trailering practices.
6.  Describe common methods of horse selection and their advantages.
Repeating students:
1.  Utilize more complex training skills to overcome a horse's natural
   instincts/characteristics that serve as protective mechanisms (fear,
   fight/flight).
2.  Utilize more complex training skills to overcome a horse's natural
   reflexes and bad behavior.
3.  Utilize more advanced horse training methods related to complex
   behavioral issues.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Riding
   A. Horse and rider interaction
   B. Horse behavioral patterns as related to performance
   C. Safe management solutions
   D. Riding skills
II. Proper restraint techniques
   A. Restraint methods
   B. Proper use
III. Proper lunging technique
   A. Demonstration
   B. Practice
IV. Round pen training
   A. Advantages and disadvantages
   B. Techniques: new and innovative
   C. Demonstration
   D. Student participation
V.  Horse trailering
   A. Types of trailers
   B. Loading
   C. Safety
   D. Estimating age
VI.  Other considerations
   A. Proper first aid techniques
   B. Proper catching and grooming techniques
   C. Leg wrapping for transportation
VII. Selecting a horse
    A. Selection methods
    B. Determining a horse's age
    C. Advantages and disadvantages of leasing vs. purchasing a horse
VIII. With course repeat
    A. More complex training skills to overcome a horse's natural
       instincts/characteristics that serve as protective mechanisms
       (fear, fight/flight)
    B. More complex training skills to overcome a horse's natural
       reflexes and bad behavior
    C. More advanced horse training methods related to complex
       behavioral issues

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, describing process,
   considerations, and conclusions.
3.  Skill demonstrations: horse handling skills such as trailering,
   lunging, round pen training.
4.  Quizzes (1-3); final exam.
With course repeat, skill demonstrations related to:
1.  Utilizing more complex training skills to overcome a horse's natural
   instincts/characteristics that serve as protective mechanisms (fear,
   fight/flight).
2.  Utilizing more complex training skills to overcome a horse's natural
   reflexes and bad behavior.
3.  Utilizing more advanced horse training methods related to complex
   behavioral issues.

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%
Term papers, Worksheets, class notes, study guides
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
40 - 60%
Horse handling skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
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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DeGrange, Ginger. Equine Horsemanship Handbook, 1999.
Instructor prepared materials.

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