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Module Code - Title:

EQ4027 - EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

3

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

0

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Syllabus:

Analysis of requirements for equine facilities with regard to; racing, sports horses, breeding, competition, exercise and training, client facilities, horse welfare and soundness, disease control, isolation and quarantine facilities. Ancillary facilities; feed stores, gallops, arenas, fixed and portable fences, dry and water treadmills, solaria, wash boxes, weighing facilities, loading bays, equipment storage, farriery and breeding areas, road and air transport environments. Planning and building requirements; materials, environmental impact, waste disposal, aesthetics. Use of ICT in equestrian establishments; staff training, monitoring horses, entries and administration, horse and client records, veterinary applications.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to; Understand the physiological responses to stabling, vis a vis behaviour and respiration. Understand advantages and disadvantages of indoor housing of horses. Assess environmental requirements and conditions of stabled horses. Recognise how transportation can impact on Health and Welfare of Horses. Understand ground surface condition vis a vis traction and gait effects. Recognise how course and fence design affects safety and outcome in competition and training. Apply design principles to the design of an equestrian facility

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

N/A

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to; Use technology to measure environmental variables relevant to equine health and performance.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Wheeler, E. and Wheeler, E.F. (2006) Horse Stable and Riding Arena Design: An Agricultural Engineering Approach , Blackwell Publishing.

Other Relevant Texts:

John, G. and Heard, H (1981) Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design , Architectural Press.

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

Soraya.Morscher@ul.ie