Domain - Equine Training

Domain - Equine Training

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Level 2

Identify, catch, and prepare a horse for exercise

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1660 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with assisting the trainer in the preparation of horses for an event or competition. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify, catch, and restrain the horse; prepare the horse for gearing up; fit gear in preparation for exercise, according to supervisor's or trainer's instructions; fit protection to the lower leg of the horse; and attend to post-exercise activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Lunge a horse for exercise

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19945 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: tack up a horse with gear for lunging; lead the horse to a designated area for lunging, and lunge the horse; and remove gear after lunging.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the nature of horses

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23645 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the natural herd instincts of horses in relation to their behaviour and needs; the senses, communication and body language of horses in relation to horse behaviour and handling; and the horse's behavioural characteristics in relation to handling horses.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Perform safe working practices using alternative equine training techniques and equipment
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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23974 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate safe working practices; prepare horses for exercise and demonstrate safe working practices using alternative equine training techniques and/or equipment; prepare the horses for exercise; attend to horse after exercise; and maintain equipment and/or exercise area to minimise work related accidents.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Describe the benefits of lunging and lunge a horse for training

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1626 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the benefits of lunging; prepare a horse for lunging: lead the horse to a suitable area for lunging and prepare to lunge; lunge the horse; and carry out post lunging activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge for educating horses
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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23644 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge: of psychological terms in relation to educating horses; of individual characteristics of five horses; and of planning and implementing a horse education session.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the gear and procedures used in the exercise of horses

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25443 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with assisting the trainer in the preparation of horses for an event, race, or competition. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the significance of correctly identifying horses, strategies for catching, and techniques for restraining and leading horses; describe cover styles, their purpose, fit, and maintenance; identify gear and auxiliaries used when exercising horses, describe their purpose, and fit and adjust bridles and auxiliaries; identify lower leg protections for horses and describe their purpose and maintenance and select and fit on horse; and describe post-exercise procedures and rationales.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Teach a variety of horses to lunge to improve their performance
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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1627 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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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.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare a horse for a specific event

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1663 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the aims of a training programme for horses; develop an equine training programme for a specific event; identify training problems that can cause a horse to perform poorly, and implement methods to aid remedial treatment; monitor and adjust the horse''s training programme; and describe the causes and treatment of poor performance and maintain and provide records to the veterinarian.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Design, implement, and monitor a horse's training programme utilising alternative training techniques and equipment
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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23975 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe alternative equine training techniques and equipment and the rationale for their use; design and implement a training programme and monitor a horse''s progress and performance using alternative equine training practices.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe horse education, and develop, implement and evaluate a horse's progressive training plan and sessions

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32108 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 18 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the conditioning and feeding requirements of horses for specific activities
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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6620 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the aims of conditioning and training a horse for specific activities; conditioning according to the timing of specific activities; and the feeding requirements of horses according to a specific activity.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of skeletal and muscular development of the horse in relation to conformation
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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6624 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the skeleton, and superficial muscles and tendons of the horse.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 05 July 2022