2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHED 2120 - Advanced Horsemanship

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours - Lab: 3
This is a course that will provide instruction on advance execution of horseback riding techniques, detail knowledge of horseback riding, equine training, care, and safety aspects needed to enjoy a more advanced level of horsemanship. CIP Code: (3601085123)
Prerequisite: PHED 1120   Corequisite: ENGL 0309  or equivalent
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Demonstrate a basic knowledge of handling horses while the rider is on the ground or while riding. 2 - Demonstrate a working knowledge of trailer safety, judging and selection the right horse and potential careers with horses. 3 - Demonstrate an ability to communicate with their horse. 4 - Demonstrate an understanding of the liabilities associated with horse ownership, the precautions needed when buying a horse and the impact of the horse industry on the economy. 5 - Demonstrate and explain the following skills: correct mounting and dismounting, good riding position, correct use of natural aids, understanding gaits, differences and similarities in English and Western riding, problem solving and exercises to enhance the ability of the rider and the horse. 6 - Demonstrate and explain the knowledge of the skills necessary to care for, ride and enjoy horses including: safety in handling and riding horses, psychology and behavior, terminology, differences in breeds of horses, good grooming techniques, tack care and selection, conformation, nutrition and correct feeding practices, general health care and basic equine dentistry. 7 - Explain why horses behave in the manner in which they do. 8 - Identify the benefits of health related fitness.