Carry out basic hoof care procedures

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCHBR302A, 'Carry out basic hoof care procedures'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to perform hoof care on horses

1.1. Work to be undertaken is interpreted from work program, where necessary, and confirmed with management.

1.2. Organisation requirements for the care and handling of horses within the guidelines of animal health and welfare are recognised and understood.

1.3. Discussions are held with other workers who may be affected by the activities to ensure continued smooth operation of the process.

1.4. Tools and equipment suitable for the work to be undertaken are selected, checked, and maintained if necessary.

1.5. Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.

2. Provide hoof care to horse

2.1. Basic farriery tools are selected for appropriate use.

2.2. Horses feet are picked up and hooves picked and cleaned according to set leg routines.

2.3. Legs are held and the hoof presented to allow treatment to be carried out efficiently and safely.

2.4. Basic hoof care (including routine trimming) is provided according to organisation guidelines and procedures.

2.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are continually identified while handling horses, risks assessed and suitable controls implemented.

3. Replace dislodged and loose shoes

3.1. Loose shoe is removed and straightened if required.

3.2. Loose shoes are tightened by re-nailing or application of extra nails.

3.3. Cast shoe is reapplied taking care to avoid injury to the animal and all nails are clinched.

3.4. Farrier assistance is called where corrective trimming or shoe shaping is required.

4. Complete maintenance and administration

4.1. Equipment is cleaned in according to manufacturer's specifications, organisational procedures and regulations.

4.2. Attachments and other ancillary equipment are cleaned and stored according to with manufacturer's specifications, organisational procedures and regulations.

4.3. All containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the operations are disposed of safely and appropriately.

4.4. All required documentation recorded accurately and promptly according to organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHBR302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture