Performance Evaluation and Enhancement - (15 Credits)

This module aims to bring together knowledge and ideas from a variety of subject areas within the field, and employs a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation of the performing equine athlete. Students will critically analyse previous and recent developments, as well as evaluate how to continue to develop the industry moving forwards. A range of theoretical and practical based learning will be encompassed, and industry representatives incorporated to assess the current state of performance management and welfare. Students will be able to practically apply some of the tools to measure performance and evaluate how they can be used to monitor and enhance performance. This module will assess students’ understanding of exercise physiology from a discipline demand to accurately build up the ability to analyse the performance requirements of horses in different disciplines, to establish how to effectively monitor performance, and evaluate a range of different methods and management practices to enhance performance.