Equine Behavior, Ground Work and Safety EM-160
ANSC 164 - Equine Behavior, Ground work and safety
I. ANSC 164 - Equine Behavior, Ground Work and Safety
Credit Hours: 2 (8W1: January 7-March 1, 2013 OR 8W2: March 4-May 10, 2013)
Instructors: Global Equine Academy (Gene and Sandy Miller)
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Email assignments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Text: Making Not Breaking by Cherry Hill and The Equine Science Workbook
II. Course Description
This class includes understanding mental capacity, motivation, and reactions of horses to different training techniques. Proper restraining procedures to protect the horse and handler are explored. Imprinting training for a foal is discussed. A safety program will be designed to breeding or training operation. Fall, Spring. Course fee required.
This class includes understanding the mental capacity, motivation, and reactions of horses to different training techniques. Proper restraint procedures to protect the horse and handler are explored. Imprint training for a foal is discussed. A safety program will be designed for a breeding or training operation. We will discuss different exercises or ground work to get a horses' mind locked on you, so he is easier and safer to handle. This class is required before you take any of the training classes.
III. Student Learning Outcomes
A. University Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates of Dickinson State University will:
I. Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures, the humanities, the social sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the physical and natural worlds.
II. Demonstrate the intellectual skills of inquiry, mathematical reasoning, quantitative and qualitative analysis, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
III. Demonstrate written, oral, and visual communication skills, information literacy, and technological skills.
IV. Demonstrate knowledge of personal and community health and wellness.
V. Demonstrate responsible ethical reasoning and social and intercultural engagement.
VI. Demonstrate advanced accomplishment in discipline-specific performance.
VII. Demonstrate integrative learning across the curriculum.
B. Program Student Learning Outcomes: Agricultural Studies graduates will be able to demonstrate a/an:
I. Range of concepts and methods useful in agri-business decision-making in at least one of eight areas of specialization: Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business, Integrated Farm Management, Integrated Ranch Management, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science and Equine. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
II. Mastery of problem solving and effective communication skills to face challenges encountered in professional careers. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
III. In-depth understanding of a specific issue facing agriculture demonstrated by the completion of their capstone experience. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)
IV. Basic proficiency in specific approved practices in modern agriculture. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VI.)
V. Basic proficiency in the use of financial and GIS computer software. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III and VI.)
VI. Basic knowledge of specific livestock and farm production practices of the Northern Great Plains. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, V, and VI.)
VII. Proper and effective use of both oral and written communication skills. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)
C. Course Student Learning Outcomes: Students taking this course will be able to:
I. Explain how horses think and how they react to stimuli.
II. Explain how to manage a horses mind with feed and by controlling his environment to give him a trainable mind.
III. Write a safety test for students.
IV. Demonstrate methods of restraining a horses mind.
V. Explain how to imprint a colt.
IV. Course Content Outline
Week 1: How Horses Learn and Why They Learn
Week 2: Managing the Mind of the Horse
Week 3: Safety
Week 4: Equipment
Week 5: Getting Control of the Horse's Mind
Week 6: Methods of Restraint
Week 7: Imprint Training the Colt
Week 8: Final
V. Teaching Strategies
Various teaching methods will be used, including online lectures, online tests, DVD, written critiques of assigned reading, and a proctored final.
VI. Assessment of Performance
I. Tests - 30%
II. Assignments or Projects - 20%
III. Final Test - 50%
B. Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes and tests are taken online. For the final, a student must identify an independent proctor and the final will be taken online at the designated proctor facility.
C. Absences: Students are expected to complete three assignments or lessons each week for class. Each lesson will have an online quiz at the end of the lesson and the grade will be sent automatically to us. This feature enables us to keep track of a student's progress. If a student does not complete the lessons for the week by Sunday night, the lessons will be dropped a letter grade for each week the assignment is late. If a student needs to work or be gone for the week for some reason, just email us or call and it will not be counted as an unexcused absence. All work must be done by the end of the seventh week.
D. Academic Honesty: Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This applies to both tests and assignments. Students are expected to complete their own assignments and submit their own work. Students who use or provide others with access to computer materials will be held responsible for their actions. Assignments cannot just be scanned or copied word-for-word out of the book; you must write the answers in your own words.
Every effort has been made in the writing of this class to present accurate and up-to-date information based on the best available resources. The use and results of this information depend on a variety of factors not under control of the instructors in the class. The author of this class also realizes that the information is subject to change from year to year. Therefore, neither the author nor the instructor for the class assumes any responsibility for, nor makes any warranty with respect to, results that may be obtained from the information taught in this class. Neither Global Equine Academy nor its owners shall be liable for any information contained in this class.
VIII. Accommodation for Disability
Students with disabilities who believe they may need an accommodation in this course are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at 701-483-2999 in the Academic Success Center to ensure that accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
IX. Course Communication
Students are required to use university email accounts for official correspondence in the course.
GEA and DSU do not sanction or tolerate academic misconduct by students. Academic misconduct such as cheating on exams, plagiarism, etc. is defined in the Dickinson State University Student Handbook under Code of Student Conduct, Article III. The instructor has the right to assign “zero” points to a test, assignment, project, etc. or give a course grade of “F” when there is evidence of academic misconduct.
X. GEA and Dickinson State University (DSU) are committed to providing a positive respectful and productive work and learning environment free from behavior, actions or language constituting harassment to all employees, students, and visitors. Harassment is a form of offensive treatment or behavior which, to a reasonable person, creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or learning environment. It may be sexual, racial, based on gender, national origin, age, disability, religion or a person's sexual orientation. Sexual misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm. Sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion and sexual harassment are examples of sexual misconduct, and all are prohibited.
Students should report incidents or information related harassment and sexual misconduct. The DSU Campus Violence / Sexual Harassment Policy and reporting guidelines are found in the DSU Student Handbook. Campus-wide policy dissemination is required by federal law and implementation of this policy is guided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Online Guided Instruction Time Estimates
Quiz- 13 occurrences 20 minutes each 260 minutes
Midterm or Final- 60 minutes each 60 minutes
In-Class Informal Writing Assignment- 4 occurrences 15 minutes a page 120 minutes
Completed a guided field observation- (video) 1 occurrences 90 minutes
Complete a Tutorial/Module- 10 occurrences 30 minutes each 300 minutes
Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 10 times 20 minutes each 200 minutes
Read online lecture- 86 pages 10 minutes each 860 minutes
No textbook reading time included in this estimate.
Total minutes- 1,891 minutes of class time.
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