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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Tease a mare 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335721  Tease a mare 
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 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 learner credited with this unit standard will be able to carry out procedures to tease a mare in preparation for serving and complete teasing records.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Restraining the mare in preparation for teasing.
  • Presenting the mare to the teaser.
  • Interpreting and recording the behaviour of the mare whilst being teased. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Equine welfare at NQF Level 3.
  • Restrain an equine at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Restrain the mare in preparation for teasing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of teasing are described in terms of the reasons for the method used on the stud farm. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include, but is not limited to:
  • Paddock, individual, group, crush, teasing yard and teasing board.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mare is caught and restrained in preparation for presentation to the teaser stallion in accordance with standard industry safety practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selected teasing method to be used is assessed in accordance with safety procedures and stud farm procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Present the mare to the teaser. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Mares include, but is not limited to:
  • Wet mare, dry mare and maiden mare. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mare is led to the teaser and presented to ensure teasing in accordance with stud farm and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Behavioural signs of a mare in oestrous are identified and scored according to stud farm policy and reported to the stud farm management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Exceptions to normal oestrous behaviour in shy mares and wet mares are described in accordance with displayed behaviour. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret and record the behaviour of the mare whilst being teased. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The teaser is restrained and presented to the mare in accordance with standard industry safety practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restraints include, but is not limited to:
  • Bridle and rearing bit.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Teaser is encouraged to tease the mare to allow the display of the stage within her oestrous cycle in accordance with standard industry safety practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Teaser encouragement includes, but is not limited to:
  • In hand to individual mare, in paddock and behind teasing board.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A mare's teasing record is explained in relation to details and meaning of the symbols used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details include, but is not limited to:
  • Mare's personal details, breeding history, date arrived, date served, date foaled, heat, hot on, going off and off heat.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results of teasing are recorded on the teasing sheet according to stud farm procedures. 


    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 relevant extracts of the following relating to the humane handling of horses:
  • 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.

    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • Teasing methods and 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 related to teasing a mare in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in teasing a mare on a stud farm. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in restraining and teasing a mare on a stud farm. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the behavior of the mare whilst being teased. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to identify, catch, hold and tease a mare. 

    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 
    N/A 

    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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