5. ASSESSMENT FORMAT & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

5.2 MODULE 2: PROFESSIONAL HEAD GROOM
SANIP Certificate of Stable Yard Skills - Stage Two

Entrance Requirements:
The minimum age that this assessment may be taken is year of birth 2000. In the case of applicants under the age of 18; permission must be obtained and confirmed in writing by the legal guardian.
Successful completion of Module 1
Information:
The cost of the Module Two examination is R 1 850
The minimum pass rate for all subjects in this module is 70%
Candidates will be assessed orally on their safe, practical application of knowledge with explanation.

Subject knowledge and skills required for this module are:

5.2.1 Tack 2
5.2.2 Physiology & Behaviour 2
5.2.3 Grooming & Turnout
5.2.4 Travel & Trucking
5.2.5 Lungeing
5.2.6 Yard Management 2

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.2.1             TACK 2 2 6
Learning Outcome: Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
Secure the horse in the stable prior to working with it. Demonstrate how to secure the horse in a stable.

Know the pieces that make up a double bridle.

Fit the double bridle on the horse.

Know the action of the curb chain.

Name the pieces of a double bridle.

Demonstrate fitting the bridle onto the horse in accordance with Internationally accepted procedure

Explain and demonstrate the action of the curb chain.  (Compulsory)

Remove the bridle using a safe and appropriate technique.

Demonstrate removing the bridle with an appropriate technique.

(Compulsory)

Know a range of different bits and their actions.

Know different types of material used in the mouth piece and why it may be necessary to use them.

Identify a range of bits and describe their actions including Pelham’s; gags and Kimblewicks.

Discuss why it may be necessary to use different materials for the mouthpiece of a bit. (Compulsory)

Know and have knowledge of the fit of a range of tack in general use for the control of the horse. Identify and discuss ancillary tack and equipment that will influence the control of the horse.
Know a range of types of saddles and their different uses. Identify a range of saddle types and discuss their use.
Understand the fit of a saddle and correctly place it on the horse. Demonstrate how to fit a saddle on the horse and describe the fit. (Compulsory)

Recognise and test for a broken tree.

Recognise good / poor condition / quality of saddle.

Demonstrate how to test for a broken tree.

Describe the condition / quality of a given saddle.

Understand the consequences of using ill-fitting or broken tack. Recognise the horse’s body language in relation to in-correct selection / fit of equipment.

Describe the consequences of using ill-fitting tack for both the horse and rider.

Describe how the horse’s body language may indicate discomfort with the choice of equipment.


Recognise training aids in common use.
Identify a range of training aids in common use.

  

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.2.2     PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR 2 2 4
                    Learning Outcome;                  Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because they can:

Have a basic understanding of conformation and terminology used to describe it.

Assess the size of a horse.

Know the sequence of footfalls for the three basic paces.

Describe the horse using conformation terminology that is applicable to what is seen.

Identify the size of the horse. (Compulsory)

Describe the sequence of footfall for the three basic paces.

Have a good understanding of equine body language including stable vices Describe some stable vices and give possible causes and solutions.

Know the signs of ill health and how to take the TPR.

Know if the horse is not sound enough to be worked

Describe the signs of ill health and demonstrate how to take the TPR and record them.

Recognise and describe lameness in any given limb. (Compulsory)

Know the value of calmness and kindness in establishing the horse’s confidence and improve its well-being and therefore its work

Describe the indications of nervousness in the horse in a variety of situations.

 Describe how you are going to deal with them.

Know the legislation governing equine welfare.

Know the fundamental rights of all equines and the need to protect them

Know the standards of care for equines.

Know how to respond in an emergency for both horses and people.

Name the Acts that govern equine welfare and explain the purpose of this legislation.

Describe the fundamental rights of all equines and the need to protect them.

Describe the standards of care for all equines. (Compulsory)

Describe how you would respond to an emergency in a given situation for both horse and human.

Know why it may be necessary to restrain an equine.

Know the range of legally permitted equipment and methods used for restraining an equine and the possible risks involved.

Describe the need to restrain a horse.

Demonstrate / simulate some of the methods used to restrain an equine and discuss the risk to both horse and handler.

(Compulsory)

Know the value in observing normal and abnormal behaviour in horses. Describe some of the reasons why it is necessary to observe different behaviour in horses.

 

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.2.3          GROOMING & TURNOUT 2 5
                   Learning Outcome: Assessment Criteria:

The Learner should be able to:

Secure the horse prior to working with it in the stable.

Know why there is a need to improve a horse’s appearance.

Pull a mane and tail for plaiting, using safe and appropriate methods.

Know how to apply hoof products in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

The Learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:

Demonstrate securing the horse prior to working with it in the stable.

Describe why it may be necessary to turn a horse out by improving its appearance.

Demonstrate preparing & plaiting the mane and / or the tail.

Demonstrate / simulate applying hoof dressing.

(Compulsory)

Know appropriate hair trimming methods for different breeds. Describe some trimming methods as used by different breeds.

Know how and what type of clip to use in a given case.

Know how to clip a horse.

Know care and maintenance of the clippers.

Describe the various types of clip and the reasons for using them.

Simulate clipping a horse.

Describe the care and maintenance of the clippers.

(Compulsory)

Know how to bandage a tail and be able to give reasons for doing so. Demonstrate how to bandage the tail, discuss reasons for & problems that may occur with doing this.

Know how to bandage legs for support / protection.

Know different types of materials in common use used for bandages and their merits.

Know when to use an appropriate padding under the bandage.

Demonstrate how to select a bandage and apply it to the leg for support / protection.

Discuss the various materials used for bandages giving the pros and cons of each one.

Demonstrate how to use padding under a bandage and give explanations for doing so. (Compulsory)

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.2.4         TRAVEL & TRUCKING 2 4
                      Learning Outcome:                  Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/ he can:

Understand the preparation required for transporting horses; Equipment, documentation etc.

Know how to prepare the towing vehicle and horse-box every time it is used and annually.

Describe how to prepare a horse for transport both locally and to another region explaining the equipment & documentation needed.

(Compulsory)

Explain what checks should be done on the towing vehicle each time it is used as well as the annual check.

Know safe procedures for loading and un-loading horses, including protective clothing and equipment for control of the horse.

Know the protective wear for the handler/s.

Describe safe procedures for loading and un-loading horses. Explain what equipment may be needed for control of the horse.

Describe what protective clothing should be worn by handlers.

(Compulsory)

Understand different techniques used to handle difficult horses.

Risks to both horse and handler/s are understood.

Describe some techniques that may be used to handle a difficult horse in a given situation.

Risks to horse and handler/s are described with examples.

Care for the horse in transit.

Monitor the behaviour of the horse in order to minimise the stress and injury to both horse and human.

Understand the need to monitor the horse’s temperature before, during and after the trip.

Identify some of the horse’s needs while travelling.

Monitor the behaviour of the horse to minimise stress to horse and people.

Explain what Travel Sickness is.

(Compulsory)

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.2.5                    LUNGEING 1 2 10
                  Learning Outcome:               Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The leaner has achieved this outcome because s / he can:

Know how to secure the horse prior to working with it.

Know how to prepare a trained horse for exercise on the lunge.

Know what equipment is required to lunge the horse.

Demonstrate securing the horse using an appropriate technique.

Prepare a trained horse for exercise on the lunge.

Identify the equipment is required to lunge a horse.

(Compulsory)

Know how to lunge a trained horse for exercise.

Know the position of the handler during lungeing.

Know how to handle the lunge whip and rein safely and effectively.

Use voice appropriately as a means of control.

Know why lungeing may be used as a form of exercise for the horse.

Demonstrate an appropriate technique to exercise the horse and show an effective lungeing method.

Demonstrate an effective position of the handler during lungeing.

Demonstrate safe and effective use of the whip and rein.

Demonstrate use of voice as a means of control. (Compulsory).

Describe why and / or when lungeing may be used as a form of exercise for the horse. 

Features of a safe lungeing arena can be explained and the protective clothing for the handler is explained Discuss the safety requirements of a lungeing arena and the handlers appropriate clothing
Correctly lead a horse away; turn in hand and trot back in a straight line. Demonstrate how to lead a horse away; turn in hand and trot back in a straight line
SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.2.6           YARD MANAGEMENT 2 2 3
                     Learning Outcome:                  Assessment Criteria:
The candidates should be able to: The candidate has achieved this outcome because s /he can:
Recognise different types of feed and the quality of it.

Identify different types of feed and its components.

Discuss the quality of what you have identified.

Know the Basic Rules of Feeding

Know the digestive tract of the horse.

Know the importance of a watering plan and its implementation.

Explain the Basic Rules of Feeding. (Compulsory)

Name the parts of the digestive tract from the diagram provided.

Describe how to implement a watering plan for the yard and how to report any deviations to this plan. (Compulsory)

Understand the planning of a simple stable yard / stud farm routine Describe the routine for a given stud / stable yard showing an understanding of the importance of having a routine
Know poisonous plants common to your area and their effect on the horse Identify the poisonous plants available, describe their effect on the horse
Know a comprehensive fire drill for a stable yard and surrounding areas

Describe, in detail a fire drill for a stable yard and the immediate areas

(Compulsory)

Know how to apply body condition scoring according to international standards.

Know how malnutrition and overfeeding can affect the equine.

Describe what body condition scoring is.

Describe what effects malnutrition and overfeeding may have on the equine.

Stable yard safety for horses, clients and staff Make a risk assessment of a given situation and respond accordingly. Give preventative solutions.
Know how manage a new arrival to the yard / stud. Describe how to manage a new horse arriving in the yard / stud,

NPC Number

Equestrian Qualifications Authority of Southern Africa NPC 2013/065969/08

(Member of the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications)