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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand the suitability of horse breeds for designated purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335759  Understand the suitability of horse breeds for designated purposes 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 qualifying learner will acquire the knowledge to understand the historical development of horse breeds and the relationship between certain horse breeds and their characteristics. The learner will need to prove competence in identifying breed types for certain purposes.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Tracing the historic development of horse breeds.
  • Identifying horse breed characteristics.
  • Assessing the suitability of the breed for the selected purpose. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Trace the historic development of horse breeds (at least one breed per category). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Horse breed categories include, but are not limited to:
  • Warm blood, hot blood, cold blood horses or ponies [28 breeds]. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The area of origin of the breed is selected in terms of the given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chronology of the breed is stated in terms of the given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Influences of the development of the breed are stated in terms of the given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify horse breed characteristics (at least one of the 28 breeds). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conformational characteristics are described according to existing breed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Movement characteristics are described according to existing breed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Temperament characteristics are described according to existing breed standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the suitability of the breed for the selected purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the different breeds is discussed in terms of historic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of the different breeds is discussed in terms of current development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of breed characteristics on the horse's suitability for function is explained using examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • 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:
  • History of the equine.
  • Domestication of the equine.
  • Equine types: Hot, cold and warm bloods.
  • Breeds of horses.
  • Points and characteristics of a horse.
  • Purposes of horses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with breeds of horses being used for the inappropriate purpose by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Understand that working effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players to identify characteristics of a horse in relationship to its breed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand that organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively are characteristics of an individual who works with equines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to correctly assign a horse to a particular purpose based on its breed and characteristics. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 6. 

  • 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.