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ANS 223 Advanced Equine Training
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 3
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Fundamental concepts and basic horsemanship skills applied to training a timed event horse, including conformation and bloodlines, types and uses of equipment and training methods. Physical and mental conditioning of both horse and rider along with fundamentals needed to help the horse perform to its highest potential in a competition setting.

Prerequisites: ANS 231

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Prior experience with equitation.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the importance of student confidence when learning to ride and rope correctly.
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain proper safety techniques concerning horsemanship and roping.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the different types of roping, such as Jackpot Roping, Rodeo Roping, or Matched Roping.
4. (Evaluation Level) Justify creative solutions to problems and demonstrate independent critical and analytical thought.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the importance of safety when tacking up a horse for riding.
6. (Synthesis Level) Model the importance of an even temper while performing all training and strengthening exercises.
7. (Comprehension Level) Discuss a wide range of tack and explain how it should be used.
8. (Application Level) Present work methods and demonstrate ways of starting the young horse.
9. (Synthesis Level) Perform general training of riding horses, e.g., horse responds to commands, relaxation and training of the gaits.
10. (Evaluation Level) Critique methods of evaluating levels of training and create training schedules.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation