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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare an Equine for show 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335718  Prepare an Equine for show 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 standard is intended for people involved with preparing equines for presentation at events, competitions, sales, or shows. Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of identifying the requirements for preparing and affecting the turnout of equines for show.

They will also be able to follow and carry out a variety of grooming procedures on an equine, which includes but is not limited to; washing the equine; trimming the equine's tail and areas of long hair, and pulling the mane and forelock; plaiting the mane and tail; finishing the equine to enhance its general appearance according to the function or occasion required.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identify grooming needs.
  • Banging the equine's tail, trimming areas of long hair and pulling the mane and tail.
  • Plaiting the mane and tail according to internationally accepted techniques.
  • Finishing the equine to enhance general appearance according to the function or occasion requirements. 

  • 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 1 or equivalent.
  • Equine Handling at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify grooming requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An equine is inspected and turnout requirements are identified as per internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to restrain an equine is identified and applied according to internationally accepted humane standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equine is cleaned and groomed according to the needs of the function or occasion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the mane and tail and perform necessary trimming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mane is pulled in order to enhance the equine's appearance, according to humane internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tail is pulled in order to enhance the equine's appearance, according to humane internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tail is banged across the bottom according to internationally accepted standards to enhance the equine's appearance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Areas of long hair are trimmed evenly according to humane internationally accepted procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas of long hair includes but not limited to hairs on heels, lower jaw and briddle path.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Finish the equine to enhance the general appearance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mane is plaited according to humane internationally accepted procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plaits include but are not limited to standard individual rolled plaits, stallion plaits, lace plaits and dressed plaits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tail is plaited according to humane internationally accepted procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hindquarters are marked in a manner that enhances the shape of the hindquarters. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Marking utensils include but are not limited to brush and water, and stencil.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hooves are dressed with relevant products that comply with humane cosmetic use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Face is cleaned and dressed according to internationally accepted humane standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Face parts include but are not limited to eyes, nostrils and muzzles.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform after show duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plaits are removed in a soothing and humane way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mane and tail are brushed out in a manner that causes least discomfort to the equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Enhancement cosmetics are removed in a soothing and humane manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cosmetics include but are not limited to gels, glitter and body paint.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of Level 3 qualification in the equestrian field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge underpinning this Unit Standard is:
  • Worksite procedure for the turnout of the equine.
  • Equine turnout kit.
  • Internationally accepted practice of handling and turning out equines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner relating to aspects of preparing an equine for show. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of preparing an equine for show to ensure effective team work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly when handling equines for purpose of preparing them for shows. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication when talking to colleagues, management and clients with regard to preparing equines for shows. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology effectively, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of health and safety aspects during the handling and usage of turn out kit. 

    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 
    International accepted standards refer to the standards according to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications.

    The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that relates to the humane handling of equines. They are:
  • The Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
  • The Performing Animals Act 24/35.
  • The Power of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained in The Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71491   National Certificate: Equine Studies  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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