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Assessment is by oral questioning
Know the Principals of assisting with introducing a driving horse in training to weight pulling
Outline how to select and prepare an appropriate area for introducing a driving horse to weight-pulling
Describe various types of training equipment which may be safely and humanely used for introducing a horse to weight pulling
Describe how to assist the Harness Horse Trainer with preparing a horse for introduction to weight pulling
Describe how to assist with familiarising the horse to noises behind
Outline how to assist the Harness Horse Trainer with various methods of introducing a horse to weight-pulling
Outline how to assess, record and report the horse’s reactions to each phase of the training
Outline why it is important to introduce a driving horse in training to weight pulling
Explain the importance of familiarising a horse to noises behind before commencing weight-pulling training
Describe the risks of selecting an inappropriate area to introduce a horse to weight pulling
. Outline precautions to be taken when introducing a horse to weight pulling equipment
. Outline the importance of following the horse trainer’s instructions when introducing a horse to weight pulling
. Outline the plan for introducing a horse to weight pulling
describe how to work with others to introduce a horse to weight pulling
Maintain equipment in a fit state for use
Explain the importance of maintaining equipment for use
Describe the methods of maintaining the range of equipment used
Understand how to maintain health and safety of self and others and the welfare of the horse.
Outline current health and safety legislation and codes of practice, relevant to safety of self and others and welfare of the horse
Explain the records required for management and legislative purposes and the importance of maintaining them
Describe risks which may be encountered when introducing a horse to weight pulling, and how to minimise these.