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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of ancillary tack for the Equine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265076  Demonstrate an understanding of ancillary tack for the Equine 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to recognize, fit and understand items of ancillary tack used on equines.

Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Recognising and fitting the types of martingales used on Equines.
  • Recognising and fitting the types of ancillary tack used to keep a saddle in place on an Equine.
  • Recognising and understanding the use of types of training aids used for extra control of an Equine.
  • Recognising the types of numnahs and pads used under a saddle for the comfort of an Equine.
  • Recognising and fitting the types of ancillary tack used for the well being of Equines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication, NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Equine Handling, NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of martingales. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of martingales used on Equines for extra control are recognised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Running, standing, bib,and irish.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of martingales are fitted to the equines according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of the control affected by martingales is discussed in a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of ancillary tack used to keep a saddle in place on an Equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The items of anciallary tack used to keep a saddle in place on an equine are recognised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Breastplate, breast girth,and crupper.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ancillary items of tack are fitted to the saddle on an equine according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not fitting the ancillary items of tack to the saddle and equine are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Equine training aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The items of ancillary tack used as training aids for Equines are recognised from given samples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to de gouge, market harborough, running reins, neck stretcher, grass rein, check rein,and balancing rein.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The items of ancillary tack used as training aids for Equines are fitted according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not fitting items of ancillary tack for extra control when training an equine are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of equine numnahs and pads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recognising numnahs and pads used under a saddle for the well being of equines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to gel pads, wither pads, back pads, riser pads, bi-numnahs, air filled numnahs, sheepskin numnahs, synthetic numnahs, Bead filled numnahs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fitting numnahs and pads under a saddle for the well being of the equine to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Describes the care and storage of numnahs and pads in a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not fitting, caring or storing for numnahs or pads are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Knowledge of tack for equine well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recognises items of tack for the well being of equines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to nose nets, ear covers, fly fringes,and fly masks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fitting items of tack for the comfort and well being of equines according to manufacturers recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hygienic care and storage for the items of tack for equine comfort and well being are described with given case studies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of level 4 qualification in the equine field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard, or assessing this Unit Standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner using critical and creative thinking in making decisions relating to equine health care. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team when caring for an Equine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while carrying out the various aspects of Equine health care. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with colleagues and other team members in reporting ailments to the Vet. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility when caring for a sick Equine. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    International accepted standards refer to the standards according to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications.

    The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that relates to the humane handling of equines. They are:
  • The Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.
  • The Performing Animals Protection Act 24/35. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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