Course: Horse Breeding

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Course title Horse Breeding
Course code KZVE/CHKON
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Zedníková Jana, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Čoudková Veronika, Mgr.
  • Civišová Hana, Ing.
Course content
History of horse breeding, development, importance and prospects. Description of horses, evaluation of exterior, psychical and mobility properties. Races of horses, ethology, using of ethological a psychical quality for training. Breeding up of colts and their education, principles of stabling and care, horseshoeing care of hoofs, principles of horseshoeing, evaluation of the health. Raining of draught horses, saddle horses and race horses, using of horses at individual disciplines. Organisation of the horse breeding and riding.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Skills training, Excursion
  • Preparation for classes - 16 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 60 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objectives of the course are to afford the students the theoretical and practical knowledge of the technology of horse raising and breeding, and also of the disciplines of riding, horse racing sport and riding tourism.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the performance of zootechnics in horse breeding.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology and zootechnics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Active participation in lectures.
Recommended literature
  • Dušek, J. et al. Chov koní. Praha, Brázda 1999, 352 s..
  • Maršálek, M, Civišová, H. Šlechtění chladnokrevných koní a jejich uplatnění: The breeding of cold-blooded horses and their application. V Českých Budějovicích: Jihočeská univerzita, Zemědělská fakulta,, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7394-580-0.
  • Maršálek, M. Chov koní - popis, posuzování, šlechtění. V Českých Budějovicích: Jihočeská univerzita, Zemědělská fakulta,, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7394-101-7.
  • Maršálek, M., Vejčík, A., Zedníková, J. Atlas plemen hospodářských zvířat chovaných v České republice.. České Budějovice, 2016. ISBN 978-80.7394-581-7.
  • Parreli, P.; Kadash, K. Natural Horse-Man-Ship.. Western Horseman inc. Colorado Springs, 1997. ISBN 0-911647-27-9.


Study plans that include the course
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