Principles of putting on and taking off horse rugs

Challenge reference: 6285

Notional learning hours  30
Level Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Learning aim

The learner will be able to understand how to correctly fit, put on and take off horse rugs.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Know how to put on and take off horse rugs.

  2. Know how to work safely.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • State the potential hazards when using rugs with leg straps
    • Explain why rugs must be put on correctly
    • Explain what to do if rugs slip 
    • Demonstrate how to put on and remove the horse rug 
    • Demonstrate how to fold and store rugs 
    • State the types of problems that may occur and to whom they should be reported 
    • Demonstrate safety precautions to be taken whilst putting on and taking off horse rugs
    • Demonstrate ability to carry out the task safely on five occasions