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286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare (15 credits)

The course will describe the ethology of the horse. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the theory of learning and how it underpins basic training and training for the different disciplines. It will describe the welfare of horses associated with different equine management systems both in New Zealand and overseas. The legislation which protects horses will be described.

Changes have been made to this course. Information provided here only applies to 2020 enrolments.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Charlotte Bolwell
  • Subject: Equine
  • College: College of Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Requirements have been updated. The information below only applies to 2020 enrolments.

  • Prerequisite(s): One of 119.154, 234.120 or 286.131
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 21 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Thursday 21 May, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $897.50 *
  • International Students NZD $4,097.50 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Describe the normal behaviour of the horse and outline the differences seen in asses & zebras.
  2. Critically analyse current horse training practices in relation to learning theory.
  3. Describe and discuss problem and/or abnormal behaviour of the horse and options for treatment or prevention.
  4. Describe the current legislation protecting the horse.
  5. Explain the concepts of animal welfare and how they apply to horse management, transport and euthanasia.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,2 30.0%
2 Written Assignment 2,3,4 20.0%
3 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4,5 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

All assessments must be submitted.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.


  • There are no set texts for this course.

Bennetts Bookshop stocks textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Bennett's Online Books

Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 2 hour(s) of Lecture(s) per week, additional 2 hour(s) of Lecture(s) and 2 hour(s) of Practical class(es) per fortnight.


Lecture (All students)
Monday 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00
Thursday 11:00 - 13:00

Practical (All students)
Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00

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