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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use basic horse tack, blankets and boots 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244034  Use basic horse tack, blankets and boots 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 person credited with this unit standard will be able to identify and fit tack on a horse and prepare the horse for riding. The person will also be able to take apart, clean and re-assemble tack as well as be able to identify, fit and care for horse blankets and boots.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identify and fitting basic tack on a horse to prepare it for riding.
  • Taking apart, cleaning and re-assembling basic tack.
  • Identifying, fitting and caring for, horse blankets in common use.
  • Identifying, fitting and caring for horse boots. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and fit basic tack on a horse. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Items of basic tack are bridle, numnah, saddle, martingales, girths, reins, stirrups. Bridle excludes a double bridle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items of basic tack are named by pointing them out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic tack is fitted to a horse according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not fitting the basic tack according to international standards are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Take apart, clean and re-assemble basic tack. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bridle and saddle fittings are taken apart into individual components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Saddle and bridle fittings are cleaned using the correct cleaning materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Saddle and bridle fittings are checked for damage and any items requiring attention are reported to authorised individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A bridle and saddle with fittings are re-assembled ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Items of tack are stored in accordance with organisations requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Items of tack are cared for in accordance with organisations requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, fit and care for horse blankets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Blanket types, including but not limited to travel rugs, day rugs, sweat rugs, rain sheet, light and heavy winter rugs, and exercise rugs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Horse blankets in common use are named and their uses explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horse blankets in common use are fitted on a horse according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not fitting a blanket on a horse according to international standards are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Blankets in common use are cleaned according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Blankets are checked for damage and any items requiring attention are reported to authorised individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Horse blankets are stored according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify, fit and care for horse boots. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Types of boots including but not limited to tendon boots, over reach boots, travelling boots, brushing boots. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Horse boots are named and their uses explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horse boots are fitted on a horse according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not fitting the horse boots according to international standards are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Boots are cleaned according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Boots are checked for damage and any items requiring attention are reported to authorised individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Horse boots are stored according to organisations requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Horse tack, blankets and boots in common use.
  • Fitting of basic horse tack, blankets and boots on a horse to prepare for riding.
  • Taking apart, cleaning and re-assembling a basic bridle and saddle and fittings.
  • How to store and care for items of tack. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    To identify and solve problems related to the handling of and caring for basic horse tack, blankets and boots. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    To work effectively with others in ensuring only proper and functional tack, blankets and boots are used on horses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    To organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when working with horses in terms of using horse tack and cleaning, caring for and storing horse tack, blankets and boots. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information regarding the use of horse tack, blankets and boots. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in formal or informal situations when dealing with other workers or clients about horse tack, blankets and boots. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the proper use and care of tack, blankets and boots leads to healthier and happier horses. 

    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 Standards refers to the standards according to the 'International Group for Equestrian Qualifications'.
  • The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that pertain to the humane use and handling of horses. These are:
    > The Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > Performing Animals Act 24/35.
    > Power of Seizure Regulation 468 to be read in the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > The Veterinary and Para-veterinary Act 19 of 1982. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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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