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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lunge a novice equine for training and exercise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265079  Lunge a novice equine for training and exercise 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
The persons credited with this Unit Standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and prepare a novice horse for lungeing. They will also be able to use terminology such as lunge rein, whip, and verbal commands during the lungeing process. They will be able to lunge a novice horse for training and/or exercise and take off and store the lungeing tack after its use. The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing a novice horse for lungeing.
  • Conducting lungeing of a novice horse for training and exercise.
  • Assessing the horse's way of going.
  • Removing and storing lungeing tack after use. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Lunge a trained horse for exercise at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a novice horse for lungeing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of lungeing a novice horse is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advanced lungeing tack is named by pointing out each item and explaining its use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Advanced lunging tack includes but is not limited to chambon; side reins; lungeing roller.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advanced lungeing tack is fitted to a novice horse according to international standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct lungeing of a novice horse for training and exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Protective clothing is selected and worn by a handler in accordance with health and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protective clothing includes but not limited to protective closed shoes, gloves, hardhat.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A lungeing check is carried out before lungeing takes place. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lungeing check includes but is not limited to tack, equipment, footing, area, weather conditions, horse behaviour and situations which may interfere with lungeing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advanced lungeing tack if fitted to the equine in accordance with health and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Advanced lunging tack includes but is not limited to chambon; side reins; lungeing roller.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The methods and techniques of lungeing a novice horse in walk, trot and canter are demonstrated with examples of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The methods and techniques of lungeing includes but not limited to the use of voice aids, and lungeing equipment according to internationally accepted techniques.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the horse's way of going. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The horse's working frame at walk, trot and canter are assessed with explanations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The horse's working paces at walk, trot and canter are assessed with explanations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The horses walking paces includes both desirable and undesirable paces as well as blance, evenness, cadence, tempo.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of the horse not working in a correct frame or with even paces are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An exercise programme for the horse being assessed is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    An exercise programme includes timeframes and application of training aids/tack.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and store lungeing tack after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A novice horse is secured in accordance with international standards before lungeing tack is removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lungeing tack is removed from the novice horse according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lungeing tack is cleaned using correct materials according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lungeing tack is stored in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    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 NQF Level 1 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, which are related to the lungeing a novice horse and any situation which would prevent lungeing taking place. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the area where a novice horse is being lunged for exercise to prevent accidents and incidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when working with novice horses in terms of lungeing them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information when taking decisions about the lungeing of a novice horse for exercise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of lungeing a novice horse for exercise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems on how lungeing a novice horse has an impact on its condition and behaviour. 

    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.
  • The Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982.
  • Powers of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained in the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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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