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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Tack up an Equine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335754  Tack up an Equine 
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 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 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be able to recognise and fit as well as reassemble tack:
>Range: Tack includes but is not limited to: saddles, single and double bridles and bits.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Identifying and fitting the different types of bits in common use and explaining their action and effect:
    > Range: Bits are limited to snuffles, pelham`s, curbs.
  • Identifying types, cuts, sizes, condition of saddles, their fitting and related fitting problems.
  • Assembling and fitting a double bridle and curb chain.
  • Assembling and fitting a bit less bridle. 

  • 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 and fit the different types of bits in common use and explain their action and effect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bit types are identified and named from a selection of samples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bits include but are not limited to:
  • Snaffles, pelhams, curbs and gags.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Action and effect of bit types are described in terms of how they operate in providing control over an equine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bit types in common use are fitted with the bridle on the equine according to internationally accepted standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify types, cuts, sizes and condition of saddles and their fitting, as well as related fitting problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Saddles are identified and named from a selection of samples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Saddles include but are not limited to:
  • General purpose, dressage, jumping, cut back, showing, pony pad, racing, close contact, western and trail.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Saddles are assessed in terms of their quality and condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Condition includes but is not limited to:
  • Stitching, broken tree, girth points, flocking and material.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Girths are identified from a selection of samples and assessed to determine their condition and suitability for a given purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Girth types include but are not limited to:
  • Mohair, string, leather, webbing and nylon.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A girth and the accompanying surcingle is selected and attached to the corresponding saddle from a selection of samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Saddles and girths are fitted to the equine in accordance with standard operating procedures an are ensured to be suitable for a given purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Common problems when fitting saddles and girths to an equine are discussed in relation to saddle type, saddle size and equine body shape. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble and fit a double bridle and curb chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parts of the double bridle are named and assembled in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The double bridle is fitted to the equine according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The action of the curb chain is explained and the curb chain is attached to the bit according to internationally acceptable standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The double bridle is removed from the equine and stored according to worksite procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not fitting the double bridle according to accepted standards are explained in terms of the impact on the equine and the rider's ability to control the equine. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assemble and fit a bit less bridle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parts of the bit less bridle are named and assembled in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The bit less bridle is fitted to the equine according to internationally accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not fitting the bit less bridle according to accepted standards are explained in terms of the impact on the equine and the rider's ability to control the equine. 


    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 1 qualification in the equine and equestrian field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this US or assessing this US 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:
  • Knowledge of components of tack.
  • How to assemble tack.
  • How to fit tack to an equine.
  • Consequences of not fitting tack correctly. 

  • 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 using critical and creative thinking in making decisions relating to assembling and fitting tack. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team when fitting or assessing tack. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while carrying out the various aspects of fitting tack. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with colleagues and other team members in reporting wear and tear of tack and/or equipment. 

    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
    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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    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.