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Module Code - Title:

EQ4048 - MANAGING THE PERFORMANCE HORSE

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:

Performance environments; heat and humidity, acclimatisation, replication, aggressive cooling, rehydration and pre-hydration. Ethics; use in competition, safety, rules and regulations, fence and course design. Holistic management; roles and values of the contributing practitioners. Competition planning; periodisation, setting long medium and short term goals, training schedules, licenses and qualifications, entries, travel, quarantine, management at competitions, recovery from competition. Profiling; conformation, back templating, weighing, limb examination, routine health observations, value of veterinary imaging techniques. Procedures; travel documentation, routine health care, vaccinations, licenses, entries, competition analysis and planning.

Learning Outcomes:

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

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to; Apply and interpret measures of training and performance induced stress and recovery Justify established practise and support or challenge best or ineffective practise Research, evaluate and apply current research findings to industry contexts Apply scientific principles to evaluation of equine environments.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to; Respect the views of, and work with, other equestrian professionals to manage performance horses Express well reasoned views on the ethics of the use of horses for competition.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to; Physically examine horses in the context of maintaining welfare and performance Demonstrate procedures relevant to the management of performance horses.

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:

Vogel, C. (2006) The Complete Performance Horse: Feeding, Fitness, Lameness, Preventive Medicine , David & Charles.
Sutton, A. (2006) The Injury-Free Horse: Hands-On Methods for Maintaining Soundness and Health , Cincinnati, David & Charles.

Other Relevant Texts:

() BEF Olympic guidelines ,

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

ciara.king-urbin@ul.ie