Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SISOEQO202A, 'Demonstrate basic horse riding skills'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan a horse riding activity.

1.1. Identify possible hazards and risks associated with the horse riding activity.

1.2. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information and ascertain possible impact on the ride.

1.3. Select a suitable arena in controlled conditions that comply with relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2. Select and prepare tack, horse and personal equipment.

2.1. Select tack and personal equipment after consideration of contextual issues, and check that it is in good working condition.

2.2. Assess horse for safety and suitability for the activity

2.3. Catch and lead horse tether, and tack up in a safe and appropriate manner.

2.4. Demonstrate quick release knot.

2.5. Fit and correctly adjust tack and personal equipment, suitable for the rider and horse.

3. Mount, ride and dismount the horse.

3.1. Adjust tack and personal equipment as necessary to fit the rider comfortably.

3.2. Mount horse in a safe and balanced manner.

3.3. Ride horse through gaits in a balanced and calm manner.

3.4. Use recognised aids appropriate to the training of the horse.

3.5. Ride horse in a group and alone, through a variety of required movements in a confident fashion.

3.6. Control the horse at all times and approach hazards appropriately and creatively to reduce their impact.

3.7. Dismount and lead the horse safely.

4. Cool down and release horse.

4.1. Cool the horse down as necessary.

4.2. Remove equipment, check for wear or breakage, and store in an appropriate manner.

4.3. Release horse according to safety requirements.

5. Evaluate ride.

5.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the ride.

5.2. Identify improvements for future rides.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOEQO202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20410 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS30610 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching

And the skillsets: