SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 1:11:20 AMEQSCI 102A Course Outline as of Fall 2007

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 102ATitle:  BEG HORSEMANSHIP/RIDING  
Full Title:  Beginning Horsemanship and Riding
Last Reviewed:9/11/2017

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 180A

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to riding skills, saddling, grooming, and bridling. Acquire basic knowledge of equipment and safety procedures.  Use of riding aids and transitions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of EQSCI 101 ( or AG 190 or AG 280.63)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to riding skills, saddling, grooming, and bridling. Acquire basic knowledge of equipment and safety procedures.  Use of riding aids and transitions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EQSCI 101 ( or AG 190 or AG 280.63)
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: 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, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify the parts of a horse.
2.  Describe basic horse behavior patterns.
3.  Demonstrate basic safety techniques and ground work.
4.  Describe the biomechanics of horse movement.
5.  Identify parts of tack.
6.  Describe uses of horse equipment for different riding applications.
7.  Demonstrate basic riding skill at walk, trot, and lope.
8.  Discuss basic considerations when purchasing a horse.
Repeating students:
1.  Increase level of security/trust with the horse.
2.  Further develop control skills.
3.  Increase level of safety.
4.  Enhance rider balance.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Basic horse behavior patterns
II.  Basic safety and ground work
III. Catch and haltering demonstrations
IV.  Saddling, grooming, and bridling
V.   Basic knots
VI.  Tack
    A. Parts of Western saddle and bridle
    B. Parts of English saddle and bridle
VII. Horse equipment and applications
VIII. Biomechanics of movement
    A. Muscles involved in gait
    B. Gaits and action
    C. Common gait defects
    D. Center of gravity
IX. Riding horses at walk, trot, and lope
X.  Basic transitions between gaits
XI. What to consider when purchasing a horse
XII. With course repeat
    A. Increasing level of security/trust with the horse
    B. Further development of control skills
    C. Increasing level of safety
    D. Enhancing rider balance

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments: average 15 pages per week.
2.  Writing assignments: worksheets, class notes, and study guides.
3.  Skill demonstrations: safety techniques and ground work, basic riding
   skill at walk, trot, and lope.
4.  Quizzes (1-3); final exam.
With course repeat, skills demonstrations related to:
1.  Increased level of security/trust with the horse.
2.  Further development of control skills.
3.  Increased level of safety.
4.  Enhanced rider balance.

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%
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%
Safety techniques and ground work, riding skill
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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