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ANS 231 Training the Roping Horse II
Credit Hours:   3
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Advanced training of the roping horse, both in the pen and from the roping box. Emphasis on correct horsemanship principles as well as physical and mental preparation of the horse and rider. The student must supply the horse and tack for this course.

Prerequisites: ANS131 or Instructor consent

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Recognize and correct incorrect use of hands while riding the horse.
2. (Application Level) Recognize visually, and through feel while riding, the correct cadence and rhythm for the walk, jog (trot), and lope (canter) at an advanced level.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate safety at all times when working with and around horses.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify tack and adjust it correctly.
5. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate use of safety while tacking up a horse for riding and recognize and ride with a balanced position in a coachable manner.
6. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate the ability to make ethically sound and scientifically informed qualitative and quantitative judgments on equine welfare and other equine issues.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop further confidence in learning to ride and rope correctly.
8. (Evaluation Level) Recognize, critique, and correct the horse's or rider's bad habits.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop and demonstrate proper safety concerning horsemanship and roping.
10. (Application Level) Demonstrate the proper way to train a horse to herd cattle.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. CAC Administrative Standards which include emergency procedures, safety regulations, and written policies and procedures.
2. CAC Program Standards which include equine management, equipment, volunteers, participants, and instruction.
3. CAC Facility Standards which include safety and maintenance of buildings, pastures, and grounds.

A hard copy of additional standards support is available in the Curriculum Office.