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1624 Care for a horse's paddock, and horses in a paddock

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1624 Care for a horse's paddock, and horses in a paddock

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    Care for a horse's paddock, and horses in a paddock

Level 3

    Credits 6

    Purpose This unit standard is for people involved with caring for a horse’s paddock for

    one or more horses.

     People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of

    paddock maintenance to obtain optimum feeding potential, and provide

    supplementary feeding when pasture fails to meet horses’ requirements;

    maintain paddock facilities to ensure safety and working efficiency; and

    manage horses in a paddock.

Subfield Equine

    Domain Equine Care

    Status Registered

    Status date 23 April 2008

    Date version published 23 April 2008

    Planned review date 31 December 2013

    Entry information Open.

    Accreditation Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and

    industry.

    Standard setting body (SSB) NZ Equine Industry Training Organisation

    Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference 0018

    This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1 Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and

    Safety in Employment Act 1992, and its subsequent amendments.

    2 Stable procedures are the documented practices and polices required within a

    particular workplace, and do not contravene the Code of Recommendations and

    Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Horses (Wellington: Ministry of Agriculture and

    Forestry, 1993) or available at http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/animal-

    welfare/codes/horses/index.htm.

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    3 For this unit standard the practical assessment evidence must be provided in the

    context of a commercial business operation under normal working conditions.

Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

    Demonstrate knowledge of paddock maintenance to obtain optimum feeding potential, and provide supplementary feeding when pasture fails to meet horses’ requirements.

Performance criteria

    1.1 Methods of managing pasture to meet maintenance levels of horses’ feeding

    requirements are described.

    Range includes but is not limited to pasture species mix, weeds and

    poisonous plants, stocking rate, seasonal variations, fertiliser

    application, rotational grazing.

    1.2 Situations when supplementary feeding is necessary to meet horses' nutritional

    requirements are described.

    1.3 Techniques for minimising the spread of parasites between paddocked horses

    using a combination of mechanical and other methods are explained.

    Range includes but is not limited to harrowing, picking up manure, stock

    rotation, paddock resting, manure testing.

    1.4 Methods of grazing are described in terms of their advantages and

    disadvantages for grazing horses.

    Range includes but is not limited to set stocking, rotational grazing,

    break feeding.

Element 2

    Maintain paddock facilities to ensure safety and working efficiency.

Performance criteria

    2.1 Maintenance of troughs and repairs to water supply systems ensures a constant

    flow of clean water.

    Range may include but is not limited to inside scrubbed out, water

    replaced; water pipe, joiners and ball cock, checked and repaired

    using appropriate tools, equipment and materials.

    2.2 Paddock facilities are described in terms of the importance of providing shelter.

    Range may include but is not limited to natural, artificial, protection,

    climatic conditions.

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    2.4 Fence types and their suitability for horses are described in terms of advantages

    and disadvantages.

    Range includes but is not limited to post and rail, post and wire (No 8),

    post and wire (high tensile), post and wire with top rail timber,

    hedges, electric fencing.

    2.5 Gates and gate latches are kept free of protrusions and work efficiently in

    accordance with stable procedures.

Element 3

Manage horses in a paddock.

Performance criteria

    3.1 Horses are provided with supplementary feed in a paddock in accordance with

    stable procedures.

    Range established pecking order and natural feeding patterns, extra feed

    container, all horses fed at same time, regular feeding time.

    3.2 Group social behaviour, in terms of companionship and routines, is identified

    and taken into consideration to manage groups of horses.

    Range sex and ages.

    3.3 Appropriate methods to catch and remove individual horses from herd is

    demonstrated without injury to horse, self, or other horses.

    Range one or more persons; ‘catch’ method; controlled entry and exit

    through gates, move to yard; lead in safe, controlled manner.

    3.4 Injury reporting is explained in accordance with stable procedures.

Please note

    Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

    Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.

    Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

    Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

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Comments on this unit standard

    Please contact the NZ Equine Industry Training Organisation equineito@xtra.co.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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