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ANS 111 Horseshoeing I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 lectures, 3 labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Fundamentals for the beginning horseshoer, including horse anatomy and physiology relative to the proper shoeing of horses.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Know safety procedures for shoeing horses.
2. Explain the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons from the knee down in horses.
3. Explain basic knot tying for restraining horses.
4. Explain various types of lameness in horses and corrective techniques utilized.
5. Shape and fit shoes using correct procedures.
6. Shoe a horse utilizing correct procedures.
7. Correct some common gaits and faults in horses using basic corrective shoeing procedures.
8. Evaluate a shoeing job.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
- Demonstrate the ability to work with a horse in a safe manner 100% of the time.
- Describe bones, joints, ligaments and tendons in the lower leg of a horse with 75% accuracy.
- Explain how proper shoeing affects the alignment and performance of the horse's legs.
- Demonstrate a minimum of three knots used to restrain a horse safely.
- Recognize the types of lameness and cause by examination (visually and with tools) with 75% accuracy.
- Select a proper shoe for a horse with 80% accuracy.
- Shape the shoe with hammer and anvil for proper fit.
- Demonstrate how to remove an old shoe without causing damage to the hoof or leg of the horse.
- Demonstrate how to trim a hoof in preparation for a new shoe.
- Demonstrate how to attach a new shoe correctly.
- Identify a horse's need for corrective shoeing.
- Show how to fit shoes correctly to maximize performance.
- Describe correct preparation of hoof and placement of shoes.