Training Theory I
Syllabus ANSC 270 - Equine Training Theory I

I. ANSC 270 - Equine Training Theory I Credit Hours: 2 (8W2: October 17-December 16, 2016) 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: globalequine@aol.com . Phone: 605-391-0592 Text: Resistance Free Riding by Richard Shrake

II. Course Description This course is the first in a two-part series introducing students to the fundamentals of training a horse to be soft, supple and responsive. Students will learn how riders can use their body or guide a horse and how to become part of the horse instead of just a passenger. Students will not be required to ride horses. Rather, students will review videos, online lectures and reading assignments and write term papers. Students will also career shadow a local trainer and attend a local horse-related event. Pre-requisite: ANSC 164 - Equine Behavior, Ground Work and Safety. Fall. Course fee required.

This class is designed for those students who want to be involved in the horse industry in some other way than to train horses for a living. This class is designed to teach a student the fundamentals of training a horse to be soft, supple and responsive. Once you get a sound foundation on a horse you can train that horse for any event, Western or English. Within this class, we will show you how to get into a horse's mind and gain total control of a horses' body. We will show you how to use your entire body to guide your horse and to become part of the horse instead of instead of just a passenger sitting on top of the horse. You will then explain in a term paper the correct methods to use to teach a horse how to do the specific exercises as if you were teaching the exercises to a beginner. In the papers, you will explain how to get the horse to do the exercises, not just what the exercise looks like.

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 to do control a horse's shoulders I. Explain how to control the horse's hip and rib. II. explain how to lope perfect circles in-frame and collected.

IV. Course Content Outline Weeks 1-3: Controlling the Shoulders Review the lessons Practice the exercises from the video Make a video on the exercises

Weeks 4-6: Loping Perfect Circles Review the lessons Practice the exercises from the video Make a video on the exercises

Weeks 6-8: Controlling the rib and hip Review the lessons Practice the exercises from the video Make a video on the exercises

V. Teaching Strategies We will send a video to you of how to do the training exercises. You will study the video, the online lecture and a reading assignment and then you will write three term papers. These term papers replace the riding video required in the Equine Techniques of Training courses. You will do a career shadowing project for a day with a trainer and attend a horse event and write papers on these events.

VI. Assessment of Performance A. Grading I. Tests - 15% II. Term Papers - 65% III. Shadowing/Industry Paper - 20%

B. Quizzes and tests are taken online. The final will be an average of the term paper grades. Tests need to be taken by late Sunday night. Any late assignments will be dropped a letter grade.

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.

VII. Disclaimer 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, whether with respect to taxation, liability, contractual agreements, or by reason of any misstatement or inadvertent error contained in the 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. 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.

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Online Guided Instruction Time Estimates

Pedagogical Techniques

Quiz- 14 occurrences 20 minutes each 280 minutes

Exams- 2 papers at 90 minutes each 180 minutes Midterm or Final- Final paper 90 minutes

Completed a Guided Field Observation- 2 projects 120 minutes Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 15 times 20 minutes each 300 minutes Read online lecture- 42 pages 12 minutes each 516 minutes

Textbook reading time not included in this estimate. Total minutes- 1,606 minutes of class time.

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