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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fit basic horse racing tack 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244038  Fit basic horse racing tack 
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 explain and assemble training tack for racehorses and fit training tack for racehorses. The learner will also be able to explain and fit protective tack to a racehorse.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining and assembling basic training and racing tack for race horses.
  • Fitting basic training and racing tack to race horses.
  • Explaining and fitting protective training and racing tack to a race horse. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and assemble basic training and racing tack for race horses. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Bridle, saddle, girth, surc, stirrup, leathers and irons and martingale and breastplate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items of basic training tack for races are identified and named by pointing them out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different bridles including but are not limited to citations, Australian Cheeker and ring bit.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A horse's training bridle is assembled according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of training saddle are identified by pointing them out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A training saddle is assembled according to supervisor's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of incorrect assembly of basic racing tack is explained using a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Worn or faulty basic racing tack is identified and reported to authorised individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The sequence of fitting basic training tack to a horse is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fit basic training and racing tack to racehorses. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Bridle, saddle, girth, surc, stirrup, leathers and irons and martingale and breastplate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The training and racing bridle are fitted to the horse according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The training and racing saddle are fitted to the horse according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not fitting the basic horse training and racing tack correctly are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain and fit protective training and racing tack to a race horse. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Numnahs and sponges and light sheets/1/4 sheets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items of protective tack are identified and named by pointing them out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protective tack includes but is not limited to protective numnah; saddle sponge and quarter sheet.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for using protective tack are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Protective tack is fitted in accordance with instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of incorrectly fitting protective tack to a horse are explained in given case studies. 


    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 
    Methods and techniques for catching and approaching a race horse. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems related to the handling and fitting basic horse racing tack. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with other to ensure the racing tack is fitted to a racehorse. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities when working with horses in terms of preparing their tack and them for racing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when handling tack for the racehorse. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of reporting worn or faulty racing tack. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect fitting of basic tack can lead to injuries to both horse and people. 

    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  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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