5. ASSESSMENT FORMAT & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

5.1 MODULE 1: PROFESSIONAL GROOM
SANIP Certificate of Stable Yard Skills - Stage One


Entrance Requirements:
The minimum age that this assessment may be taken is year of birth 2001. In the case of applicants under the age of 18; permission must be obtained and confirmed in writing by the legal guardian.
Information:
The cost of the Module One assessment is R 1 650
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. Candidates are reminded that 10 marks will be deducted for failing to wear appropriate head gear when working with the horses at an assessment. Please remember to have your own string and not baling twine (plastic derivatives included), with you as required for tying up a horse using a quick release knot.

 

The knowledge and skills required for this Module are:

5.1.1 Blankets & Boots
5.1.2 Grooming 1
5.1.3 Yard Management 1
5.1.4 Equine Physiology & Behaviour 1
5.1.5 Tack 1

 

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.1.1             BLANKETS & BOOTS 1 5
Learning Outcome: Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
Secure the horse prior to working with it in a stable. Demonstrate how to secure the horse in a stable.

Blankets:

Recognise and name various stable and outdoor blankets and be able to demonstrate methods of securing them on the horse.

Identify various stable and outdoor blankets and their methods of securing.

Safely put a blanket on a horse Demonstrate a safe technique of putting a blanket on the horse. (Compulsory)

Fit a stable / outdoor blanket.

Safely remove horse clothing.

Fit the blanket and identify any faults with the blanket.

Demonstrate removing the blanket with regard to safety and according to accepted procedure. (Compulsory)

Know the daily and annual checks to make on blankets for damage.

Know how to maintain and store blankets for future use.

Describe how to care for the blankets on a daily basis and at the end of the season.

Describe how to store blankets ready for the next season.

Boots:

Know various boots and protective leg wear for horses.

Identify various boots and protective leg wear in common use. Discuss the merits / faults of some of the selection available.

Be able to fit a variety of boots in common use.

Give reasons when they may be used.

Demonstrate how to fit various types of boots.

Describe when they may be used. (Compulsory)

Give reasons for the need to use protective leg wear. Describe the reasons for the need to use boots or any protective leg wear.
Understand why and how to care for boots Describe how to clean and care for the boots on a daily basis and annual basis. Show an understanding of the consequences of NOT maintaining a good condition of the boots.
SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.1.2                    GROOMING 1 6
                     Learning Outcome:                  Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
Tie a quick release knot to secure the horse in a stable. Demonstrate how to secure the horse prior to working in a stable.

Follow safety procedures when working with and around a horse.

Can carry out a risk assessment of any given stable environment

 Demonstrate the appropriate method of handling a horse the stable.

Enter the stable and carry out an instant risk assessment of the environment. (Compulsory)

Know the items of a simple grooming kit and their purpose.

Identify all the items of a simple grooming kit.

Describe the purpose of the individual items.

Groom the horse using a safe and efficient technique.

Inspect the horse for any external parasites / injury’s and report to a higher authority

Demonstrate the sequence of grooming using a safe and effective technique.

Inspect the horse for any external parasites / injuries and describe them to the assessor. (Compulsory)

Know how to clean out the feet.

Know what to look for in respect of the condition of the feet and / or the shoes.

Report to a higher authority on what you have observed.

Demonstrate how to clean out the feet using the appropriate technique when handling the horse.

Discuss the condition of the feet / shoes with the assessor.

Evaluate if it is suitable to bather a horse. Describe how to bathe a horse using the internationally accepted technique and use of procedure.
Know when it may not be appropriate to groom a horse. Describe when it may not be appropriate to groom a horse.
Care for the grooming kit on a daily and weekly basis.

Describe the daily care of a grooming kit.

Describe how you would maintain hygiene with this equipment on a weekly basis.

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.1.3           YARD MANAGEMENT 1 1 8
                  Learning Outcome:               Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
Know the Basic rules of Feeding. Name the Basic Rules of Feeding & Watering. (Compulsory)

Know how to safely handle a horse in the stable and paddock.

Carry out a risk assessment of a stable and surrounding area.

Demonstrate how to safely and efficiently handle a horse in the stable and paddock.

Describe how to do a risk assessment of a given area. (Compulsory)

Know how to re-act in an emergency situation

Describe how you would re-act in a given emergency situation.

(Compulsory)

Know how to muck out a stable, naming the tools used. Demonstrate OR describe how to muck out a stable quickly and efficiently, naming the tools you would use.

Know how to maintain a stable yard and the surrounding areas.

Know different types of fencing in general use.

Describe the maintenance needs in an around a stable yard.

Describe the different types of fencing and the merits / or negative aspect of each one.

Know how to control pests in and around the stable yard. Describe pest control for a stable yard and immediate surrounds.  To include flies & rodents.
Know how to dispose of manure with regard to local and health regulations. Describe the disposal of manure, to include local / municipal regulations.

Know how to conduct routine checks of the horses and stable yard environment and how to rectify out of order situations.

Know why these checks are important.

Describe a routine check for both horses and stable yard.  Discuss what you would do if any check was out of order.

Discuss the importance of this check. (Compulsory)

SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.1.4   EQUINE PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR 1 1 6
                   Learning Outcome:               Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
Secure the horse prior to working with it in a stable. Demonstrate how to secure a horse in a stable.

Know primary points of the horse.

Know colours, markings & blemishes.

Know the external structure of the foot.

Identify and name primary points of the horse.

Name and identify coat colours, markings and blemishes.

Identify and name the external structure of the foot.

Show knowledge of the horse’s natural life-style, instincts, actions and re-actions.

Know the terms for un-desirable behaviour.

Recognise horses’ body language and communication.

Describe horses’ life-style in the wild.

Positive and negative emotional states of a horse are described.

Describe the terms used for un-desirable behaviour in horses, both stabled and ridden.

Describe signs of danger as shown in the horse’s expression when in the field and stable. (Compulsory)

Recognise signs of good / ill health and the importance of an immediate report to a higher authority.

Describe the signs of good / ill health with examples.

Give reasons for reporting when a horse is unwell.

Know what risk assessment to carry out when handling a

horse in a stable and / or the paddock            

Assess a horses’ body language in a real-time situation
SUBJECT TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDIT VALUE
5.1.5                         TACK 1 1 5
                       Learning Outcome: Assessment Criteria:
The learner should be able to: The learner has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
Secure the horse prior to working with it. Demonstrate how to secure a horse

Name the parts and assemble a snaffle bridle with a martingale and noseband.

Name the parts of a saddle.

Identify, name and assemble parts of the snaffle bridle and ancillary equipment in common use including; running, standing, bib & Irish martingales; Flash, crank, dropped and cavesson nosebands.

Identify parts of the saddle.

(Compulsory)

Know various types of numnahs and materials they are made of. Identify different types of numnahs and what materials they are made of, giving reasons for some of the differences.
Know a variety of types of girths in common use. Identify a variety of girths in common use with reasons for the differences in type.
Know different types of stirrups in common use. Identify different types of stirrups and explain their fit with regard to safety of the rider.
Know different types of reins and / or their coverings. Identify different types of reins and their coverings, giving some examples of when they would be used.

Put the saddle and bridle on the horse.

To include a martingale and numnah.

Demonstrate how to tack up a horse safely and efficiently.

 (Compulsory)

Check the tack for safety and comfort of the horse and rider.

Remove the saddle and bridle, understand immediate aftercare of the horse and tack.

Make any necessary adjustments to facilitate a good fit of the tack.

Demonstrate a safe and efficient method of un-tacking.

Demonstrate immediate aftercare of the horse and equipment.

(Compulsory)

Recognise worn or ill-fitting saddles and equipment and the consequences of using such tack. Describe any worn or damaged tack / equipment and the dangers of using tack that is not in good repair.
Clean and maintain all items of tack. Describe how to clean and maintain tack.

NPC Number

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

(Member of the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications)