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6623 Demonstrate horse clipping technique

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6623 Demonstrate horse clipping technique

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    Demonstrate horse clipping technique

Level 2

    Credits 2

    Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare the clippers and

    horse for clipping; demonstrate clipping technique; and care for horse and

    clippers after clipping.

Subfield Equine

    Domain Equine Care

    Status Registered

    Status date 18 July 2008

    Date version published 18 July 2008

    Planned review date 31 December 2013

    Entry information Open.

    Accreditation Evaluation of documentation 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 Demonstration of clipping technique is the focus of assessment against this unit

    standard, rather than clipping the whole horse.

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    Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

Prepare the clippers and horse for clipping.

Performance criteria

    1.1 Clippers are prepared to ensure clipping can be carried out efficiently and

    without risk of danger to the horse, the person clipping, or the handler.

    1.2 A suitable style of clip is chosen for the horse according to activity and aesthetic

    appeal.

1.3 Horse is prepared to ensure ease of clipping.

    Range restrained, clean, dry, tail bandaged.

    1.4 Clip pattern is marked on horse to ensure even clip on both sides.

Element 2

Demonstrate clipping technique.

Performance criteria

    2.1 Smooth, even clipping technique is demonstrated according to the site of

    clipping.

    2.2 Clippers are maintained during clipping to ensure smooth running and even cut.

    2.3 Restraints are fitted and/or implemented in a manner which is safe for horse

    and safe for handler to calm horse while it’s being clipped.

Element 3

Care for horse and clippers after clipping.

Performance criteria

    3.1 Clippers are dismantled without damage, and cleaned and maintained to a state

    ready for use, according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

    3.2 Clippers and parts are stored to prevent damage and/or deterioration while in

    storage.

    3.3 Additional protection is provided for horse after clipping in accordance with

    individual horses’ requirements.

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    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.

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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