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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform horse riding proficiency skills on a trained horse 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244036  Perform horse riding proficiency skills on a trained horse 
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 
To provide opportunities for learners to develop skills and thought processes to engage in humane equine and equestrian activities and to apply specific horse riding skills and techniques on a trained horse in an enclosed area in order to ride correctly and in a competent manner according to international standards.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Performing riding manners and discipline in an enclosed area.
  • Responding to basic commands on a trained horse.
  • Explaining, fitting and the using basic rider safety equipment when riding.
  • Mounting and dismounting a trained horse.
  • Explaining and demonstrating the seat on the flat.
  • Using aids to control a trained horse. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • A trained horse will include a pony.
  • For the purposes of assessment of this unit standard, candidates should have access to schooled horses. (Assessors, pre-designed assessment instruments).
  • The candidates will be assessed on the following:
    > Riding school manners and discipline.
    > Simple terms of command and terminology used when riding.
    > Basic safety equipment for the rider when riding.
    > Mount and Dismount a horse.
    > " Seat on the Flat" (Posture of rider when seated on a horse).
    > Use of natural and artificial Aids" to control a horse.
    > Simple school movements correctly executed on horseback.
    > Riding proficiency at the walk and on the trot. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform riding manners and discipline in an enclosed area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Riding manners and discipline are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why riding manners should be followed are described in order to meet international horse riding requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks of not following riding school manners and disciplines are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Riding manners and disciples are shown mounted on a trained horse. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond to basic commands on a trained horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Directive Terms are demonstrated on a trained horse in an enclosed area. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Directive terms include halt, track left, track right and change rein.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Simple turns and changes of rein are performed at walk and on the trot on a trained horse in an enclosed area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Halt and move off are performed at walk and on the trot on a trained horse in an enclosed area. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rider's knowledge and understanding will be assessed during individual and group work, on the lunge and in/out of the riding school while riding.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain, fit and the use of basic safety equipment for the rider when riding. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic safety equipment may include bit is not limited to:
  • Protective head gear, suitable closed toe shoes and close fitting clothing. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic safety equipment is fitted by the rider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inappropriate clothing and jewellery is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks of wearing inappropriate clothing and jewellery are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Mount and dismount a trained horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method of mounting and dismounting a horse is explained giving the reasons why a specific chronological order is followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks of mounting a trained horse unsafely are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A horse is mounted in accordance with international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The rider must be able to mount a trained horse independently and with assistance (from a mounting block or leg-up).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A horse is dismounted in accordance with international standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain and demonstrate the seat on the flat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Seat on the flat is explained in a chronological order according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A seat on the flat is demonstrated at the walk and trot on a trained horse in accordance with international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Trot refers to sitting and rising trot.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stirrups and girth are adjusted mounted and dismounted in accordance with international standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Use aids to control a trained horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A trained horse is controlled using rein aids at the walk and on the trot according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A trained horse is controlled using leg aids at the walk and on the trot according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A trained horse is controlled using seat aids at the walk and on the trot according to international standards. 


    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, 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 mounting, riding and dismounting a trained horse in an enclosed area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others during the mounting, riding and dismounting a trained horse in an enclosed area to ensure safety is followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively during the mounting, riding and dismounting a trained horse in an enclosed area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information, collecting information regarding the behaviour of the horse before mounting, riding and dismounting a trained horse in an enclosed area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the trained horse by using the correct directive terms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where improper riding of a trained horse in an enclosed area may lead to accidents and injury. 

    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
    Elective  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: 
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