Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the use of ancillary equipment for teaching a horse to lunge and for correcting problems in horses, and demonstrate lunging technique; and teach a variety of horses to lunge to improve their performance.
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
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 Young horses and horses that have unknown lunging experience should begin lunging in secure surroundings, and ideally in permanent or temporary round yards.
3 For this unit standard the practical assessment evidence must be provided in the context of a commercial business operation under normal working conditions.
4Stable procedures are the documented practices and polices required within a particular workplace, and do not contravene the Code of Recommendations and Minimum Standards for Welfare of Horses (Wellington: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 1993), available at http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/animal-welfare/codes/horses/index.htm.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Demonstrate knowledge of the use of ancillary equipment for teaching a horse to lunge and for correcting problems in horses, and demonstrate lunging technique.
Range includes but is not limited to – chambon, de Gogue, side reins, running reins.
Performance criteria 1.1 Situations are identified where the use of equipment in lunging would benefit the horse.
Range includes but is not limited to – mouth, muscles, position of head, engagement of hindquarters.
1.2 Situations are identified where the use of equipment in lunging should be avoided.
Range inexperienced horses, inexperienced operator, jumping, unschooled horses.
1.3 Methods of lunging from the bit are demonstrated in a manner which ensures that the horse stays calm at all times.
Range direct from the bit, from the middle of a strap joining the two bit rings, lunging rein over the poll from the opposite side from trainer.
Element 2 Teach a variety of horses to lunge to improve their performance.
Range inexperienced horse, horse with mouth problems, horse with behaviour problems, horse lacking elasticity.
Performance criteria 2.1 Horse is tacked up with lunging equipment in a manner which ensures horse stays calm at all times.
Range includes but is not limited to – lunge roller, bridle, lunge cavesson, leg protection, lunge rein, side reins.
2.2 Ancillary equipment fitted according to the stage of training assists in the training of the horse.
2.3 Horse is taught to obey voice commands calmly, while lunging at a walk, with and without the aid of a person leading the horse, and the lunge whip.
Range halt to walk, walk to halt.
2.4 Horse is taught to lunge demonstrating a long low outline, and supple bend while maintaining horse in a cooperative manner.
Range walk, trot, canter.
2.5 Evasions or resistance are recognised, and corrective action is taken in accordance with stable procedures, the individual horse and the situation.
Range increase pace, backing off, facing trainer on circle, bucking, pulling out of circle, cutting corners.
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.
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