Techniques of Training III
Syllabus ANSC 274 - Equine Training Techniques III

I. ANSC 274 - Equine Training Techniques III Credit Hours: 2 (8W2: October 15-December 14, 2012) 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: Video - World Class Reining by Western Horseman

II. Course Description This course is the third in a four-part series introducing students to the fundamentals of training a horse to be soft, supple and responsive in preparation for a performance event. Students will continue advanced exercises designed to increase total control of the ridden horse. Exercises will include sliding stops at a lope, speed control at a lope, rollbacks away from the fence, multiple spins, and perform a simple reining pattern. Pre-requisite: ANSC 273 - Equine Training Techniques II and have access to a horse competent enough to complete exercises from ANSC 272 and ANSC 273. Fall. Course fee required.

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. Demonstrate on their horse how to lope various exercises. II. Demonstrate on their horse speed control at a lope. III. Demonstrate on their horse how to move the hip, basic neck reining, and turning circles at a walk with no hands. IV.

IV. Equipment Needed A. A horse. The most important part of this is the horse. You have to use the same horse you used in the first two classes or a horse that you have trained enough so he is at the same level as the first horse was at the end of the second class. The horse must be able to do all of the exercises we did in the first two classes. This class will build on those exercises, and it would really be confusing to you and the horse to try to do these exercises without the foundation from the first two class.

B. A bit. A similar bit to the first two classes should be used. It is possible you might need to change bits in this class after we watch the tapes. It is really hard to say until we see the horse perform. The horse will tell us what he needs.

C. Spurs. Students may need to use spurs; some horses will totally ignore you without them. It all depends on the horse.

D. Saddle and blanket.

E. A video camera and an operator. Be sure you line someone up ahead of time so you can get the tapes in on time. A digital camera will really help, so you can upload them to us and do away with the mail time.

F. An arena or large corral. You need an arena or a large corral or something with good enough ground so you can lope a horse and both you and the horse feel safe. A horse will not try to work if he knows the ground is bad.

G. Martingale or draw reins. You might need the martingale or draw reins from the first class. As in all training, sometimes you might have to back up for a refresher on the basics.

H. Protective. A protective is a good idea and highly recommended.

V. Course Content Outline Weeks 1-4: Neck Reining, Double D Exercise, Round Circles, Loping a Rectangle, Speed Control Review the lessons Practice the exercises from the video Make a video on the exercises

Weeks 5-8: Turn Arounds/Spins, Stop from a Lope, Sidepass or Leg Yield at a Lope, Moving the Hip at a Trot, Counterbends at a Lope Review the lessons Practice the exercises from the video Make a video on the exercises

VI. Teaching Strategies The format of this class is a whole new theory for education. We will give you lecture notes and audio instructions and then a video to demonstrate the lesson. You will then practice the lesson on your horse and then send us a video of you performing the exercise described in the lesson. We will evaluate the video and give you suggestions for improvement and a grade on the lesson. This class will be a continuation of ANSC 273 - Equine Training Techniques II. We will continue the methods of putting a foundation on a horse. We will do more advanced suppling and softening exercises to get the horse ready for a performance event. The student will need the same horse used in the first class, a corral or arena to ride in and a video camera to take tests.

The lessons in this class are fairly advanced and will require daily practice to learn them. You cannot just go out and take the test without practice.

After you do your videos, print off the grade sheet at the end of the lesson, watch your video, complete the grade sheet and send it along with your video. Self-grading is the best way to learn. After each exercise, give a short analysis of the things you did (good or bad). You do not have to put in the points for each exercise, just the comments. After you evaluate yourself, if you think you can do better, feel free to redo the tape; that is not cheating. Be sure to allow enough time so the tape can be to us by the end of the middle of the 4th and 8th week. You might want to plan your videoing so you can redo it if the video does not turn out the way you want it to.

VII. Assessment of Performance A. Grading I. Tests/Assignments - 10% II. Videos - 80% III. Riding Log - 10%

B. Quizzes and tests are taken online. The final will be an average of the riding videos.

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. Injury: In case of injury to the horse, the student needs to send us a veterinary statement saying the horse cannot be used in class along with a prediction on the next time the horse can be ridden. In case of injury to the student, we need a note from a doctor saying the student cannot ride and a prediction on the next time the student can ride.

E. 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.

VIII. 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.

IX. 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. 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- 6 occurrences 20 minutes each 120 minutes
Midterm or Final- 2 video tests 2 hours each 240 minutes
In-Class formal Writing Assignment- 7 logs 15 minutes a page 105 minutes
Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 15 times 20 minutes each 300 minutes
Read online lecture- 30 pages 12 minutes each 360 minutes
Riding time- 90 minutes x 35= 3,150/2= 1575 minutes

Textbook reading time not included in this estimate.
Total minutes- 3,030 minutes of class time.

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