Techniques of Training 4
Syllabus ANSC 275 - Equine Training Techniques IV

I. ANSC 275 - Equine Training Techniques IV Credit Hours: 2 (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: globalequine@aol.com . Phone: 605-391-0592 Text: Each student will have to find a textbook that pertains to their specialty.

II. Course Description This course is the fourth 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 and make the horse lighter and more responsive. Exercises will include side passing, moving hips laterally at a lope, lead changes, fast spins with multiple revolutions, faster stops and perform a more complex reigning pattern. Pre-requisite: ANSC 274 - Equine Training Techniques III and have access to a horse competent enough to complete exercises from ANSC 272, ANSC 273 and ANSC 274. Fall, Spring.

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 the rules of a specific event. II. explain the level of expertise needed to be a professional for a specific event. III. demonstrate on their horse ten basic exercises needed for a specific event.

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 classes.

To finish a horse and to show a horse takes completely different bits, saddles and leg protection than what was used to start a horse. You will need to have several bits available that are used for your specialty.

B. Bits. Bits with more port and/or shank are used to make or show finished horses. You will have to have bits to use to train the horse and bits to use to show the horse. It will depend on your specialty; you need to use the same bits that people are using who are successful in that event.

C. Saddle. Saddles are designed to make it easier to do your event at a high level. The seat, swells, cantle, weight and stirrups are all designed to make you successful in your event. For example, if you were to run barrels in anything but a barrel saddle, the saddle would be too heavy and you would not be able to sit in the turns and help the horse. Additionally, if you tried to rope in anything but a roping saddle, the tree would not be heavy enough and could break and cause a bad accident. There are newer roping saddles available with a new design that make it easier for the rider to stand up and rope a steer from a more balanced position; this can improve both your riding and the horse's performance, increasing the value of the horse. A good quality saddle blanket is also a necessary complement to a good saddle to keep your horse from getting sore.

When you are asking horses for a 100% effort, then you have to have professional equipment or they will get sore. You can get by trail riding on cheap equipment, but you have to have good quality, professional equipment to be successful. We often assume that if a rider is using cheap equipment, they are amateur trainers; this leads us to assume the horse will have problems because the person is not a professional trainer.

Don't try to reinvent the wheel; use the same equipment that successful trainers have found that work in that event.

D. Spurs. Students will need several lengths of shank spurs; some horses will totally ignore you without them. It all depends on the horse; some will need a short pair and some a longer pair.

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: Decide on specialty exercises Riding - work on getting your horse soft, collected and in-frame

Weeks 2-4: Read and summarize 1/7 of the chapters in your book each week. Practice your specialty exercises EVERY DAY Send in a daily log

Week 4: Your tape must be turned in by the end of the 4th week

Weeks 5-7: Read and summarize the rest of the chapters in the text. Practice changes for your specialty exercises DAILY Send in a daily log Send your last video log so it is received by the first day of the last week

VI. Teaching Strategies This class will be a continuation of Equine Training Techniques III. We will continue the methods of putting a foundation on a horse. We will do more advanced supply 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.

Students will decide on a specialty or event and do an in-depth study of that event. Students will work on the maneuvers or exercises that their horse must be good at to be successful in that specialty. The students and instructor will decide which events to work on and the students will proactive those maneuvers or exercises and send in a tape the 4th week of class. The instructor will tell the students what the students need to change; the student will then practice for three weeks and send in another tape for the final in the class.

VII. Assessment of Performance A. Grading I. Chapter Summaries - 15% II. Videos - 70% III. Riding Log - 15%

B. Quizzes and tests are taken online.

C. Absences: Students are expected to complete several 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.

X. Course Communication Students are required to use university email accounts for official correspondence in the course.

Syllabus ANSC 271 - Equine Training Theory II

I. ANSC 271 - Equine Training Theory II Credit Hours: 2 (8W1: January 7-March 1, 2014) 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: Cross Training Your Horse by Jane Savoy

II. Course Description This course is the second in a two-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 not be required to ride horses. Format of the course will be similar to ANSC 270. Pre-requisite: ANSC 270 - Equine Training Theory I. Spring. 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. explain how to train a horse to do various exercises to control a horse's shoulders. II. explain how train a horse to lope circles collected and in-frame. III. explain how to teach a horse various exercises to control the hip and the rib of the horse./

IV. Course Content Outline Weeks 1-3: Controlling the Shoulders Review/study the lessons/exercises and watch the video Write a term paper

Weeks 4-6: Loping Perfect Circles Review/study the lessons/exercises and watch the video Write a term paper

Weeks 6-8: Controlling the rib and hip Review/study the lessons/exercises and watch the video Write a term paper

V. Teaching Strategies The format of this class is a whole new theory for education. We will give you lecture notes and audio instructions and a video to demonstrate the lesson. You will then write term papers describing how to train a horse to do the exercises.

VI. Assessment of Performance A. Grading I. Tests - 20% II. Industry Activity - 10% III. Term Papers - 70%

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.

IX. Course Communication Students are required to use university email accounts for official correspondence in the course.

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Online Guided Instruction Time Estimates

Pedagogical Techniques Exams- video test 120 minutes Midterm or Final- Final paper 120 minutes

In-class writing assignment- 10 times 150 minutes

Watched video- 120 minutes

Completed a Guided Field Observation- 2 projects (show/trainer) 240 minutes Consult with Instructor or Read Comment- 15 times 20 minutes each 300 minutes Read online lecture- 10 pages 12 minutes each 100 minutes

Textbook reading time not included in this estimate.
Total minutes- 2,100 minutes of class time.

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