SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 1:03:09 AMEQSCI 125 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 125Title:  BASICS OF DRESSAGE  
Full Title:  The Basics of Dressage for Horse and Rider
Last Reviewed:5/2/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.5010 max.Lecture Scheduled15.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.501 min.Lab Scheduled15.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total30.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  30.00Total Student Learning Hours: 60.00 

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 280.84

Catalog Description:
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Understanding the basic principles of classical dressage training and how it relates to the training of a horse.  A beginning level hands-on approach to horse handling and English riding to include some time in the saddle.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Understanding the basic principles of classical dressage training and how it relates to the training of a horse.  A beginning level hands-on approach to horse handling and English riding to include some time in the saddle.
(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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The student will:
1.  Identify the basic principles of dressage and how it relates to
   training of horses for other disciplines.
2.  Discuss the different levels of dressage and how it corresponds with a
   horse's level of training.
3.  Demonstrate the purpose of lunging and ground diving and the benefits
   derived from these techniques.
4.  Assess and list correct lunging and ground driving techniques.
5.  Demonstrate appropriate fit and adjustment of side reins for lunging
   upon completion of instructor demonstration.
6.  List the importance of a balanced riding position and how it affects
   the horse's movement.
7.  Identify parts of an English saddle and bridle.
8.  Demonstrate correct tacking and untacking procedures using English
   tack and equipment in preparation for a mounted lesson.
9.  Recognize possible symptoms of ill fitting tack and equipment.
10. Assess horses' body language and reactions to external stimuli.
11. Demonstrate mounted safety rules while riding in an arena with other
   riders.
12. Practice rider calisthenics while mounted.
13. Recognize difference between various horses' movement and stride and
   how it affects the riders' bodies.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Develop a basic understanding of the principles of dressage and how
   the basics can enhance the horse and riders performance in any
   discipline.
2.  Become aware of horses body language and how to anticipate horse
   reaction to external stimuli.
3.  Ring etiquette and safety procedures.
4.  Identify form and function of a horse through its conformation
5.  English riding equipment and different horse types.
6.  Physical coordination of rider while mounted.
7.  Horse gaits and riders body positioning.
8.  Tack up a horse for lunging.
9.  Ground driving and lunging techniques.
10. Rules for five levels of dressage.

Assignments:
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Students will read industry handouts.

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
10 - 30%
Measuring skill in basic level dressage
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 55%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 50%
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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Industry handouts will be used in lieu of a textbook.

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