Prepare yearlings for sales and attend sales




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Prepare yearlings for sales and attend sales


Level

3

Credits

4


Purpose This unit standard is for people who assist at the final yearling preparation and accompany the yearling to the sales.
People credited with this unit standard are able to: assist with the final education programme of the yearling under supervision; attend to stabling requirements, feed the horse, identify and report problems of feeding and stabling; maintain the health status of the yearling; present and parade the yearling to the public to its best advantage; and present self and yearling at the sales venue.


Subfield

Equine

Domain

Equine Husbandry

Status

Registered

Status date

26 November 2007

Date version published

26 November 2007

Planned review date

31 December 2011

Entry information

Open.

Accreditation

Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference

0018

This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1 Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and its subsequent amendments.
2 Stable procedures are the documented practices and polices required within a particular workplace, and do not contravene the Code of Recommendations and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Horses. (Wellington: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 1993); or available at http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/animal-welfare/codes/horses/index.htm.
3 For this unit standard the practical assessment evidence must be provided in the context of a commercial business operation under normal working conditions.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Assist with the final education programme of the yearling under supervision.
Performance criteria
1.1 The yearling is educated to accept the handling and routine it is likely to encounter in a training situation.
Range handling, feet handling, rugging, grooming, floating, stabling, leading, hosing, shampooing, pull mane.
1.2 Equipment is cleaned and stored tidily in accordance with stable procedures.
Element 2
Attend to stabling requirements, feed the horse, identify and report problems of feeding and stabling.
Performance criteria
2.1 Stable is cleaned in accordance with stable procedures.
Range faeces, urine, grass, and hay removed;

deep bedding to ensure yearling does not make contact with the floor.


2.2 Feed is prepared as instructed by supervisor, and placed in the stable in a manner that ensures it does not become contaminated.
2.3 Problems of feeding are identified and reported to supervisor in accordance with stable procedures.
Range dropping balls of partially chewed food, not eating, dislike to certain foods, pain on chewing.
2.4 Water supply is checked to ensure there is a clean, fresh supply at all times.
2.5 Horse’s water intake is noted and reported to supervisor in accordance with stable procedures.
2.6 Removable fittings are washed after use to remove all signs of feed and contaminants.
Range feedbins, removable water buckets, container for mixing feed.
2.7 Haynet is filled and tied in stable at a height which avoids the yearling becoming entangled.
2.8 Supplies of feed are monitored and stock levels are reported in accordance with stable procedures.
Element 3
Maintain the health status of the yearling.
Performance criteria
3.1 Signs of ill health or injury are recognised and reported by location and symptoms and action taken according to supervisor’s instructions.
Range may include but is not limited to – swellings, change in normal behaviour, change in normal stance or action.
3.2 Yearling is paste drenched in a manner which minimises stress to the horse as directed by the supervisor.
Element 4
Present and parade the yearling to the public to its best advantage.
Performance criteria
4.1 Yearling is handled firmly and with confidence when parading to the public.
4.2 Yearling is walked briskly, away from and past the public to emphasise desirable qualities to its maximum benefit.
4.3 Promotional details of the yearling are outlined.
Range breeding, past performance of sire and dam, performance of relatives.
Element 5
Present self and yearling at the sales venue.
Performance criteria
5.1 Yearling is maintained in a well groomed state in accordance with supervisor’s directions and stable procedures.
5.2 Yearling is paraded for the public, as requested, in a manner that emphasises desirable qualities to maximum benefit.
5.3 Stable, surroundings, and equipment are maintained in a clean and tidy condition in accordance with stable procedures.
5.4 Personal behaviour and attire are appropriate for the occasion and in accordance with stable procedures.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation standards@primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

Ó New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016


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