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Module 2: Introduction to Horseshoer’s Craft (FAR 101)

Length: 48 hours

Module Prerequisite: None

Description:

Module subjects include heritage of farriers, farrier tools and use, horse handling, safety and terms, balance, bones and joints of the leg, tendons and ligaments of the leg.

Objective:

Students will be able to choose well made suitable tools for his/her farrier needs; handle a horse safely; list the procedures assessing a new horse and owner; illustrate the three axis of the balanced foot; illustrate and identify the bones, tendons and ligaments of the leg.

Textbooks: Principles of Horseshoeing

Method of Evaluation:

Assignments    5%

Quizzes           5%

Practical        20%

Portfolio        20%

Exam              50%

For a total of 100%. The module itself is worth 20% of the total course mark. The Portfolio and exam for all modules will be done at the end of the course for all modules.

Location:

The quizzes will take place on site, the practical work will be at various barns.

Method:

Lecture, instructor led practical, classroom/lab, practicum and video.

 

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