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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop riding proficiency 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335719  Develop riding proficiency 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 qualifying learner will be equipped to school and ride a novice horse over undulating terrain and obstacles. Knowledge of mounted vices and related remedial techniques will form the basis for developing riding proficiency.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an independent seat on a novice horse.
  • Schooling a novice horse.
  • Recognising mounted vices.
  • Explaining remedial techniques. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Riding proficiency at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an independent seat on the flat and over obstacles. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Learners wishing to do Riding for the Diabled, Vaulting, Driving and Western are exempted from jumping over obstacles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Schooling movements are demonstrated according to internationally accepted standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Schooling movements include, but are not limited to:
  • Basic lateral work, rein back and counter canter.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The execution of the movements are evaluated according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Jumping is demonstrated over a set course of obstacles up to 1m height according to internationally accepted standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cource includes between 6 and 8 obstacles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The jumping round is evaluated according to internationally accepted standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    School a novice horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of basic schooling for a novice horse are explained in a chronological order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Schooling and exercise movements are demonstrated on a novice horse in an enclosed area. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Movements include, but are not limited to:
  • Walk, trot, canter, halt on a straight line and on a 20m circle, transitions and change of rein.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The horse is assessed in relation to the relevant movements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A training programme for the horse assessed is developed according to internationally accepted standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects of a training programme includes, but is not limited to:
  • Suggested exercises; repetitions and timeframe.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A variety of humane training concepts are explained according to internationally accepted practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise mounted vices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common mounted vices are described according to the behaviour indicators. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Common mounted vices includes, but are not limited to:
  • Bucking, rearing, napping, jibbing, fly jumping, spinning, shying, bolting, biting and kicking.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Humane corrective techniques are identified that are suitable for correcting the applicable mounted vice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not addressing common mounted vices are explained in terms of the behaviour indicators and future behaviour of the horse. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain remedial techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential remedial needs are identified according to common signs and symptoms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Remedial techniques are described according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not addressing remedial needs are explained in terms of ongoing behaviour of the horse. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • Criteria for assessment of schooling movements.
  • Criteria for assessment of jumping.
  • Principles for schooling a novice horse.
  • Humane training concepts and programmes.
  • Mounted vices and corrective techniques.
  • Remedial techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with overcoming mounted vices through appropriate remedial techniques by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players in applying corrective techniques to overcome identified mounted vices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand that organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively are required to discharge one's duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players when schooling a novice horse. 

    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 
    A novice horse is one that has been subjected to saddle, bridle and rider. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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