SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 1:34:37 AMEQSCI 121 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 121Title:  THER RIDING PRGM PROCED  
Full Title:  Therapeutic Riding Program Procedures
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.0010 max.Lecture Scheduled20.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.002 min.Lab Scheduled30.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total50.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  40.00Total Student Learning Hours: 90.00 

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 practical application of the skills necessary to assist in providing a safe, challenging and effective therapeutic riding experience to participants with disabilities.  Familiarization with the use of adaptive equipment, saddle/tack fitting and lesson structure. Assessment, selection, handling, training, and management practices of therapy horses.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theory and practical application of the skills necessary to assist in providing a safe, challenging and effective therapeutic riding experience to participants with disabilities.  Familiarization with the use of adaptive equipment, saddle/tack fitting and lesson structure. Assessment, selection, handling, training, and management practices of therapy horses.
(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: 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, students will be able to:
1.  Analyze problems and solutions related to the therapeutic riding
   setting.
2.  Identify and practice skills needed in the subject area.
3.  Demonstrate new and innovative techniques and information in the
   subject areas.
4.  Demonstrate and articulate the roles and tasks of persons assisting in
   a therapeutic riding melieu.
5.  Demonstrate procedures for assisting a rider with ground and mounted
   activities.
6.  Evaluate a horse for use in a therapeutic riding program.
7.  List components of a conditioning and training program for a
   therapeutic riding horse.
8.  Demonstrate safe horse handling skills.
9.  Describe proper saddle and equipment fit to horse and rider.
10. Identify components of a horse health maintenance record keeping
   system.
11. Discuss ethical considerations in the use of horses used in a
   therapeutic riding program.
12. Demonstrate proficiency in lunging and ground driving skills.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Characteristics of disabilities served.
2.  Safety principles and emergency procedures when necessary.
3.  Signs of stress, fatigue, etc. in the horse and/or rider.
4.  Riding lesson plans.
5.  Adaptive and other types of equipment.
6.  Basic horsemanship skills to include: catching, leading, tying,
   grooming, tacking, and warm-up.
7.  Interpersonal and coaching skills which presents information
   to the disabled students, peers, and other staff in a clear and
   respectful manner.
8.  Selection and management of the therapy horse.
9.  Student ground handling skills, control, and safety concerns.
10. Tack selection, fitting, design and precautions for use
   with horses.
11. Documentation procedures for the health, training, use of horses.
12. Ethical considerations involved in the use of horses.

Assignments:
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1.  Read and research a variety of riding topics related to handicapped
   students.
2.  Discuss research regarding therapeutic riding.
3.  Research various riding skills related to the handicapped rider.
4.  Objective examinations: multiple choice, true/false, matching items,
   completion.

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%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 55%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
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: Barbara Teichman Engel, Margaret Lois Galloway, Mary P. Bull
Publisher: Barbara Engel Therapy Services, 1994

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