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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise stud farm horse care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335757  Supervise stud farm horse care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to fulfil a supervisory role in looking after stud horses in a stabled situation.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Organising daily stud farm routine.
  • Monitoring availability of stud consumables.
  • Supervising stud farm feeding programme.
  • Maintaining stud farm inventory.
  • Maintaining stud farm records. 

  • 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 
    Organise daily stud farm routine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Daily maintenance schedule for horses, stables and surroundings is developed in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance scheduled activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Mucking out, grooming, feeding, exercise, cleaning and maintenance of tack, stables, surroundings and equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily stud farm schedule is implemented in accordance with specific requirements and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Daily scheduled activities include, but is not limited to:
  • Preparing mares, teasing mares, covering mares and preparing stallions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Horses that require exercise are prepared at the designated time and place in accordance with stud farm procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor availability of stud consumables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required feed is calculated, ordered and stored in accordance with maximum storage times as recommended by feed suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stocks of stable bedding are monitored and new supplies are ordered to ensure a constant supply in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stable bedding includes, but is not limited to cater for:
  • In foal mares, foaling mares, mares with foals at foot, open mares and stallions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is examined for condition and is repaired or replaced in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Crib feeders, dummy mares, crush, hobbles and pads.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stud farm consumables are monitored and new supplies are ordered with sufficient lead time to ensure a constant supply in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consumables includes, but is not limited to:
  • Disinfectants, lubricants, bandages, colostrums and supplements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise stud farm feeding programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stud farm feeding programme is planned for routine and individual horse needs in accordance with availability of feed and stud farm procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feeding is supervised for routine and individual horse needs in accordance with stud farm feeding programme plan and stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feeding needs includes, but is not limited to:
  • Mares in first trimester, mares in last trimester, weanlings, young stock and stallions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feeding and digestive problems are recognised and remedial actions are implemented in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems include, but are not limited to:
  • Whole grains in faeces, excessive salivation, lack of appetite, loss of condition, slow laboured chewing, bad breath, pain or swelling in jaw, head tossing, quidding, elevated heart rate and increased temperature.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feeding supplements are administered according to stud farm policy and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain stud farm inventory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All horses in the stud are recorded and identified in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Horses include, but are not limited to:
  • Outside mares and stud horses.

    Details to be recorded includes, but are not limited to:
  • Name, age, breeding, height, sex, condition on arrival, colour, markings, owner, owner contact details, inoculations and equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment held in the stud is recorded in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Type, condition and number present.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stud farm consumables are recorded and controlled in accordance with stud farm procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain stud farm records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual horse details are recorded and stored in accordance with stud farm policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Records include, but are not limited to:
  • Paper and computer based systems.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Passports and registration papers are filed and details recorded in accordance with stud farm policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Breeding details for stud mares are recorded and filed in accordance with stud farm procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Breeding record details include, but are not limited to:
  • Mare's cycle, daily teasing records, test results (Dourine), veterinary treatments, foaling details, mating details, routine treatments such as farriery, worming and movements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Breeding details for stud stallions are recorded and filed in accordance with stud farm policy and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Breeding record details include, but are not limited to:
  • Mares covered/dates, results of semen evaluation, conception rates, nomination contracts, lease agreements, routine treatments such as farriery and worming.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Foaling records are maintained in accordance with stud farm policy and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Foaling record details include, but are not limited to:
  • Last breeding date, gestation period, date of foaling, waxed, first signs of foaling, time water broke, time mare delivered, foaling presentation and ease, time placenta expelled, weight of placenta, placenta complete, veterinary assistance, udder development and maternal instinct.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Records of foals are maintained in accordance with stud farm policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information to be recorded includes, but is not limited to:
  • Sex of foal, birth weight, umbilical cord length, condition at birth, suck reflex present, time mare foaled down, time foal nursed, time foal passed meconium, umbilical cord treated, TPR, colour and markings.
     


  • 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:
  • Stud farm routine activities.
  • Stud farm equipment and consumables.
  • Stud farm feeding and exercise programmes.
  • Stud farm administration. 

  • 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 feeding and exercise of stud 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 or community in overseeing daily feeding and exercise routines and maintaining records. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in recording and filing information relevant to stud farm supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the feeding needs of mares, stallions and foals in various stages of development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in supervising all internal and external role-players to efficiently and humanely care for stud horses on a daily basis. 

    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.
     
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