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Basic Equitation
BASIC EQUIT
CLASS CODE: AS 140 CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $60.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Western riding skills emphasizing establishment of a balanced seat and proper use of aids. Instruction in handling, grooming, saddling, and control of the horse.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Proper attire for horse related activities
*Horses - catching, haltering, leading, tying, grooming, saddling, bridling
*Walking horse
*Trot horse
*Canter horse
*Balance instruction
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Model skills in safe horse handling and riding technique.
2. Identify basic horse breeds, anatomy, colors and markings.
3. Identify and describe various horseback riding equipment.
4. Demonstrate various horse gates and leads.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002