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PHED 1071

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title English Riding
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is includes history, the tackroom, hooves, parts of the tack, tacking up, and mounting.  Classes at the stables will emphasize walking, trotting, balance, feel of horse rhythm, holding the reins, body position, leg position, 2-point length of stride, collection and diagonal work.


Expected Educational Results
After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify the background and evolution of English Riding
2. Prepare a horse for riding, tack up the horse, mount, and groom the horse
3. Demonstrate proper body position, balance, and rhythm
4. Sit and post: 2-point length of stride
5. Demonstrate proper leg position
6. Demonstrate trotting and cantering
7. Demonstrate collection and diagonal work

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
1. History of English Riding
2. Grooming
3. Tackroom and tacking up
4. Body position, balance, and rhythm
5. Leg position
6. Sit and post: 2-point length of stride
7. Trotting and cantering
8. Collection and diagonal work

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.

A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Students with medical or physical limitations should inform the instructor.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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