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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop a foal from weanling to yearling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335742  Develop a foal from weanling to yearling 
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 
The learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to wean a young foal and supervise its education and feeding until it becomes a yearling.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Weaning a foal from the mare.
  • Conditioning a weanling.
  • Managing the health and development of a foal.
  • Implementing a feeding programme. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Equine welfare at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Wean a foal from the mare. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pedigree documentation is completed in accordance with breed association rules and regulations and stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Recorded information includes, but is not limited to:
  • Brand, DNA, micro chipping, blood typing, physical description, markings and photographs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Foal is weaned in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Weaning methods include, but is not limited to:
  • Abrupt, one foal only, group weaning into stables, paddock weaning by removing mares and natural weaning.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific requirements of a foal are determined for a given situation and the weaning method employed is appropriate to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Condition a weanling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Commands are issued to the weanling in accordance with standard stud farm practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Commands include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead at walk, turn, halt and tie up.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The weanling is systematically exposed to daily activities in accordance with standard stud farm practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Daily activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Hosing, rugging, cleaning of hooves, trimming of hooves, boxing and grooming.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The weanling is groomed to accustom foal to all over body handling in accordance with standard stud farm practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the health and development of a foal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Action faults are recognised and a hoof trimming programme is implemented in conjunction with a farrier in accordance with stud farm procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A de-worming programme is implemented and maintained in conjunction with a veterinarian in accordance with stud farm procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Paddock maintenance is conducted in terms of controlling the spread of parasites in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Harrowing, picking up manure, resting paddock, rotational grazing, supplementary feeds, cleaning troughs and cleaning feed bins.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Teeth of the foal are inspected and their condition is reported in accordance with stud farm corrective procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Signs of tail chewing are recognised and corrective actions are implemented in accordance with stud farm procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    General ill health is recognised and corrective action is taken in accordance with stud farm procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement a feeding programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A balanced ration is provided to meet nutritional requirements in accordance with the age of the foal and availability of food type to achieve maximum growth potential without compromising the health or development of the horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of incorrect nutrition for the developing foal are explained in terms of the impact on health and stature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Practical feeding considerations are taken into account when paddock feeding in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Considerations include, but are not limited to:
  • Pecking order, extra container to number of horses, season, pasture availability and individual long term goals.
     


  • 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 relevant extracts of the following relating to the humane handling of horses:
  • The Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.
  • The Performing Animals Protection Act 24/35.
  • The Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982.
  • Powers of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained in the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.

    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • Techniques and procedures for weaning a foal.
  • Health care and development of a weanling.
  • Weanling feeding programme. 

  • 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 weaning a foal 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 or community in implementing a health care programme for a weanling. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in conditioning a weanling to daily activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about horse behavior in order to apply conditioning and socializing programmes. 

    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 train, develop and care for a weanling. 

    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.