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Learning Opportunity: Horse Management, VQ

Horse Management, VQ

Course Information

Tutkinnon kaikille pakolliset osat ovat hevostenhoito ja hyvinvoinnista huolehtiminen ja yrittäminen hevostalousalalla. Lisäksi on suoritettava erikoistumisen mukaisia pakollisia tutkinnon osia sekä valinnaisia osia, jotka tukevat ammatillista suuntautumista.

Aluksi opiskellaan hevostenhoitoa käytännössä talleilla sekä luokassa. Aiheina ovat mm. hevosen anatomia, ruokinta ja terveydenhoito. Teoria-aiheet pyritään yhdistämään käytäntöön mm. erilaisten tehtävien ja oman nimikkohevosen hoidon muodossa. Ratsastus kuuluu opintoihin alusta asti ja hevosella ajaminen tulee tutuksi. Hevosia liikutetaan myös juoksuttamalla. Varsojen hoitoa pihatossa sekä käsittelyä ja opettamista (mm. ajo-opetus ja näyttelyssä esittäminen) opitaan monipuolisesti. Hevosjalostukseen ja –kasvatukseen tutustutaan myös ensimmäisen vuoden aikana.

Jokaiselle opiskeljalle laaditaan henkilökohtainen opiskelusuunnitelma, jossa huomioidaan aiemmin hankittu osaaminen sekä tulevaisuuden tavoitteet.

1. vuosi: Opitaan tallin ja talliympäristön hoitoon kuuluvia työtehtäviä (hevosten hoito laitumilla, tallin vuosittaiset siivous ja kunnostustyöt, ympäristön hoito) opiston talleilla. Ensimmäisen työssäoppimisjakson voi suorittaa oman valinnan mukaan ratsu- tai ravitallilla.

2. vuosi: Hevosharrastepalvelujen tuottamiseen erikoistavat opinnot alkavat, ja niissä ratsatetaan helppo B- ja 80 cm -tasolla, opetellaan ratsastuksen ohjaamista ja harrastepalvelujen (ratsastusretken) toteuttamista.

3. vuosi: Opiskelja saa valita itselleen mieleisiä valinnaisopintoja. Tarjolla on syventäviä hevostenhoidon ja ratsastuksen opintoja, mutta myös monipuolisuutta lisääviä opintoja mm. maaseutuyrittäjän tai eläintenhoitajan aloilta.

Hevostalouden perustutkinnossa ei ole määritelty erityisiä terveydentilavaatimuksia. Alalla työskentelyä edistää kuitenkin hyvä kunto työn kuormituksen johdosta. Lisäksi erityisesti hevostenhoidon alalla erilaiset allergiat (esim. eläin- tai pöyallergiat) voivat olla este alalla työskentelylle. 

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Duration Information: 

2 vuotta

Start Date: 
15.08.17
Credits: 

180 ECVET competence points

Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Keski-Pohjanmaan ammattiopisto, Perho
Provider Contact Info: 

040-808 5010
hakijapalvelut@kpedu.fi
Haanentie 26, 69950, PERHO

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Hevostenhoitaja
Qualification awarded description:

Those who have completed the qualification may work as independent workers in equestrian or trotting horse stables, breeding stables or enterprises providing equine services. They may teach riding and equine skills or specialise as grooms in caring for or training trotters, horse breeding, shoeing, making equine equipment or providing recreational services.

Horse breeding and training racing horses and caring for recreational horses offer new business opportunities. The basic functions of the fields include horse breeding, care and training as well as use of horses for various sports and recreational activities.

The total scope of vocational qualification modules is 90 credits (scopes do not apply to competence-based qualification modules). In addition, students on curricular (school-based) upper secondary VET programmes must take 20 credits of core subjects and 10 credits of free-choice qualification modules.

Candidates taking the Vocational Qualification in Horse Care and Management must possess thorough equine skills. They must know how to attend to horse welfare. They must be enterprising and command customer service skills. They must know how to carry out daily stables maintenance and horse care work and key maintenance tasks, such as hoof care and equipment maintenance.

Grooms who have completed the Study Programme/Competence Area in Horse Care and Management may specialise according to their choices.

Those specialising in caring for trotters know how to care for trotting horses in their home stables, during racing trips and on racing tracks. They have the knowledge and skills required for the Grade C driver¿s licence and an overview of harness racing as a whole. They possess basic knowledge of training, health care and medication.

Grooms specialising in basic schooling of riding horses know how to independently care for riding horses and attend to routine medication. They are able to provide horse owners with information and reports on horses. They know how to break in young horses. They know how to exercise and warm up racing horses and to work as grooms at competitions. They know how to prepare horses for shows. They know about the pedigrees of riding horse breeds, breeding principles and shows as well as about riding horse breeding as a whole.

Grooms specialising in horse breeding are able to tend to and feed horses at stables and in pastures. They know how to train foals. They are able to manage the stables and customer services independently. They know how to handle breeding horses. They know how to supervise foaling. They participate in work at stud farms and centres. They are aware of the studbooks of breeds bred in Finland, the principles of breeding choices and practical breeding operations.

Grooms specialising in providing recreational equine services know how to work as responsible stables managers and horse grooms. They develop the pleasantness and aesthetic aspects of the stables. They know how to advise customers and function as front and rear riders on trekking and cross-country trips. They are familiar with the local terrain and nature. They are able to plan services and assess operations.

Grooms specialising in shoeing trim horse hooves and perform basic shoeing. They are familiar with the anatomy and physiology of horse feet. They have knowledge of shoeing and relevant metal treatment. They know how to advise customers on hoof care.

Grooms specialising in making equine equipment know how to service, repair and make equipment (excluding saddle-making). They are familiar with materials and know how to work these manually or mechanically. They know how to prepare equipment according to patterns or for individual horses.

Riding Instructors who have completed the Study Programme/Competence Area in Horse Care and Management are responsible for horse care at riding schools. Their riding skills are equivalent to the national L competition level. They are capable of breaking in a horse. They supervise club activities at the riding school, plan its operations and instruction and teach customers riding and equine skills. They know how to price services and assess their profitability.

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Haanentie 26, 69950, PERHO