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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine the farriery requirements of an equine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335729  Determine the farriery requirements of an equine 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit is about assessing and determining the farriery requirements of the equine and to determine the footcare and shoeing plans of the equine. This is critical to the comfort and welfare of the equine and for the successful use of the equine.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Assess the condition and farriery requirements of the equine.
  • Determine footcare and shoeing plans for the equine.
  • Provide therapeutic footcare and shoeing needs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Restrain an equine at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the condition and farriery requirements of the equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equine is approached, controlled and handled in accordance with standard industry practice to eliminate stress and alarm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The type of equine is evaluated in relation to the type of work required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition and requirements of the equine is assessed in relation to the situations specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The gait of the equine is evaluated in relation to conformation to required standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The shoeing requirements of the equine is determined and communicated to the client in accordance with organisational communication standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine footcare and shoeing plan for the equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The feet of the equine are cleaned of all foreign bodies to facilitate the examination of the hoof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The feet of the equine are examined and the condition is assessed according to farriery criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A suitable footcare and shoeing plan is proposed to the client in keeping with the examination assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The proposed footcare and shoeing plan is negotiated and agreed with the client in terms of facilities and cast. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide therapeutic footcare and shoeing needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The client is advised of any variations in the footcare plan from the usual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ancillary and therapeutic features to be included where necessary are negotiated with the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agreed upon therapeutic footcare and shoeing is included in an amended plan taking into account any additional features. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • How to handle an equine.
  • Shoeing requirements for equines.
  • How to assess gait.
  • How to develop a footcare plan.
  • How to negotiate with the client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the assessment of the shoeing needs of horses in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization in determining the footcare and shoeing needs of the equine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly, ethically and effectively in discharging one's duties in assessing the footcare and shoeing needs of the equine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the equine's purpose and conformation to determine a footcare and shoeing plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to minimise discomfort and stress to the equine throughout the examination and assessment of footcare and shoeing requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.