Learning outcomes of the course unit
Learning of the main techiques of horse breeding and training in several disciplines
Course contents summary
Sire’s and mare’s choice according to morphological, functional and genetic traits. Breeding techniques during pregnancy and feeding plans. Colostrum and milk. Foal growth curves. Weaning and feeding of the foal.
Training of the not-mounted horse
Communication between trainer and horse. Single-line longeing. Desensibilization. Training to load into a trailer.
Training to driving
Driving tack and carriages. Mouthing and harness.
Basics of training for racing, show jumping and main saddle horse’s employments.
Notes from classroom lectures
Classroom lectures, practical activity in training centers, farms and riding centers
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral and written exam