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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lunge a trained horse for exercise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244039  Lunge a trained horse for exercise 
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  10 
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 persons credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and prepare a trained horse for lungeing. They will also be able to use terminology such as lunge rein, whip, and verbal commands during the lungeing process. They will be able to lunge a trained horse for exercise and take off and store the lungeing tack after its use.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing a trained horse for lungeing.
  • Explaining the use of lunge rein, whip and using verbal commands.
  • Conducting lungeing of a trained horse for exercise.
  • Removing and storing lungeing tack after use. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a trained horse for lungeing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of lungeing a trained horse is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic lungeing tack is named by pointing out each item and explaining its use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic lungeing tack will include but is not limited to lungeing cavesson; lunge reins, brushing boots, lunge whip.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic lungeing tack is fitted to a trained horse according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not fitting basic lungeing tack according to industry practice are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The features of a lungeing area are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the use of lunge rein, whip and verbal commands. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The techniques for using a lunge rein are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of a lunge whip is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of verbal commands is described with practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The positioning of the handler during lungeing is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct lungeing of a trained horse for exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Protective clothing is selected and worn by a handler in accordance with health and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protective clothing may include but is not limited to protective closed shoes, gloves, hardhat.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A lungeing check is carried out before lungeing takes place. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lungeing check includes but is not limited to tack, equipment, footing, area, weather conditions, horse behaviour and situations which may interfere with lungeing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methods and techniques of lungeing a trained horse in walk, trot and canter are explained with examples of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Candidates should show some evidence of practical experience and must lunge with use of voice aids, and lungeing equipment in the correct manner.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lungeing is carried out using rein, whip, voice, tack and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A trained horse is led and turned when in hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and store lungeing tack after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A trained horse is secured in accordance with international standards before lungeing tack is removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lungeing tack is removed from the trained horse according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lungeing tack is cleaned using correct materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lungeing tack is stored in accordance with 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 
    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, which are related to the lungeing a trained horse and any situation which would prevent lungeing taking place. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the area where a trained horse is being lunged for exercise to prevent accidents and incidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when working with trained horses in terms of lungeing them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information when taking decisions about the lungeing of a trained horse for exercise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of lungeing a trained horse for exercise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems on how lungeing a trained horse has an impact on its condition and behaviour. 

    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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