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ANS 131 Equine Behavior and Training I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Fundamentals of starting a horse in roping events including the many stages of roping, from starting the horse in the pen through finishing the horse out of a roping box. The emphasis is 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: ANS 121

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Student must supply their own horse for the class.
Student should have prior equine experience before taking the class.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Recognize and correct the incorrect use of hands while riding the horse.
2. (Analysis Level) Recognize visually and through feel while riding, the correct cadence and rhythm for the walk, jog (trot), and lope (canter) at a novice 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. (Application Level) Demonstrate an even temper while performing all training and strengthening exercises.
6. (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.
7. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate the ability to make ethically sound and scientifically informed qualitative and quantitative judgments on equine welfare and other equine issues.
8. (Synthesis Level) Develop confidence in learning to ride and rope correctly.
9. (Evaluation Level) Recognize and critique any bad habits the horse or rider may have.
10. (Synthesis Level) Develop and demonstrate proper safety concerning horsemanship and roping.
11. (Application Level) Demonstrate the proper way to start a horse on cattle.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation