BSET Academy Courses

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BSET 2
Fundamentals of Equine Practices and Introduction to Equine Transeva Technique (ETT™)

Definition: BSET 2 is for the student who wants to become an equine therapist through learning the practical and theory of the Equine Transeva Technique.

Goal: The goal of BSET 2 is to produce a certified student who is capable of being employed in the equine field or start their own business in the equine world as equine therapist.

BSET 2 consists of three trimesters with a two-week vacation between trimesters

BSET 2 is both theory and practical.  Students receive extensive hands-on tuition with the W.G. Transeva and ETT techniques. Students receive riding instruction and develop riding skills to improve the equine athlete.  Students receive detailed and comprehensive equine tuition aimed at giving them the tools to start their own equine therapy career.

For more information on subjects covered refer to the curriculum below.

Specialised subjects are enhanced by lectures given by Veterinarians, Nutritionists, Dentists, Farriers and more.

BSET Students will also take part in a minimum 2 dissections of the equine  throughout the year – each dissection aims at exposing the students to different sections of the horses’ anatomy.

Students will also be required to do research projects, orals and compile case studies throughout the year.

Outings to dressage/eventing and show jumping shows, race yards and tracks, studs, feed companies etc are an important part of the students learning experience and designed to give the students a better understanding of the equine industry

BSET 2 Curriculum

Theory and Practical lectures and tests to prepare students for EQASA modules 1, 2, 3

BSET 2 Practical
Students work on a daily basis with the Transeva, Photiza, stretching and daily rehabilitation/conditioning riding. Students are examined on these practical skills

BSET 2 Theory

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Trimester 1

EQASA MODULES 1 and 2

BLANKETS AND BOOTS

  • Identify and fit blankets and boots
  • Care of blankets and boots

GROOMING

  • Quick release knot
  • Correct techniques of grooming
  • Identify, care for and use grooming kit in everyday use
  • How to bath a horse
  • How to pick up and clean a horses feet
  • Plaiting and trimming
  • Bandaging
  • Clipping

TACK

  • Name, assemble and fit tack in general use
  • Clean and care for tack
  • Saddle Fitting

STABLE YARD MANAGEMENT

  • Stable construction
  • Feed room
  • Feeding and watering
  • Mucking out
  • Types of bedding
  • Muck heap
  • Daily checks and safety in the stable yard
  • Poisonous plants
  • Fire drill
  • Pasture management
  • Business management

EQUINE PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Primary points of the horse, coat colours and markings
  • Parts of the hoof
  • Understanding of equine body language.
  • Conformational terms
  • The herd instinct

LUNGEING

  • Benefits of lunging
  • Lunging arena
  • Lunging equipment

TRAVEL AND TRUCKING

  • Requirements and construction
  • Travelling equipment
  • Loading

BSET MODULE 1

W.G. TRANSEVA AND WINKS GREENE, CHARLES STRONG ANATOMY 

Anatomical and Movement Terms

Anatomy -Skeleton

  • 205 bones divided into two parts
  • Bones defined
  • the Axial Skelton
  • the Appendicular Skeleton
  • Skeleton System Disorders

Anatomy -Structure of Bone

  • Calcium Regulation
  • Other minerals involved in bone formation
  • Nutrition and training for optimum bone strength

 Anatomy –Growth plates

Anatomy –Fascia

Anatomy –Tendons and Ligaments

GAITS

  • Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop
  • The Jump

 INVESTIGATING LAMENESS

  • What is lameness, The most common causes of lameness, Most causes of lameness fall into the following categories, observation is the key to identifying which is the lame leg, evaluate the horse’s gait, Investigating the cause- basic skills, Identify the five basic signs of inflammation, The foot – the most common site of lameness…joints, bones, tendons and ligaments, muscles, neck and back…also consider these other possible sources of lameness, interpreting your findings.
  • Veterinary examination
  • Signs of equine Lameness
  • Arthritic condtions
  • Laminitis
  • Physitis
  • Navicular syndrome
  • The lameness scale

 Practical – Assessment of the Equine Patient

ALTERNATE THERAPIES

  • Bemer
  • Photizo
  • Magnetic boots
  • Compression blankets
  • Acupunture
  • Cryotherapy

REHAB RIDING

  • Reflex actions
  • Muscle re education
  • Exercises for rehabilitaion
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COURSE FEES

Please contact us on info@bsetacademy.co.za for the latest fees schedule.

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Trimester 2 & 3

EQASA MODULE 3

FEEDING AND NUTRITION

  • Body conditioning score for horses
  • Composition and types of food
  • Basic ration formulation
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Straights and concentrates
  • Worms and worming

CONFORMATION

  • Forelimb conformation
  • Hind limb conformation
  • Other common conformation faults
  • Gait abnormalities Conformation related unsoundness
  • Dentistry and Ageing

HOOF AND SHOEING

  • Functions and structure of the hoof
  • Shoeing
  • Hoof related problems

EQUINE HEALTH

Common conditions affecting horses

  • African horse sickness
  • Equine influenza
  • Strangles
  • Billary
  • Colic
  • Shock
  • Tetanus
  • Rabies
  • Skin conditions

BSET MODULE 2

SYSTEMS OF THE HORSE

  • Circulatory System
  • The structure of the heart, blood circulation, Veins and Arteries,  The Heart’s adaptation to exercise
  • Digestive System
  • The Equine Digestive process, what feeds are broken down into, the digestive tract of the horse, Digestive Disorders, the Liver
  • Respiratory System
  • Anatomy, Dust and Irritants, Respiration, Smell, Disorders of Respiratory system
  • Lymphatic System
  • Nervous System
  • How the nervous system functions, The structure of the Nervous System,
  • Endocrine System
  • Immune System
  • Urinary system
  • The Senses
  • Sight- how the eyes work
  • Hearing and Balance-  how the ears work
  • Smell- how the sense of smell works
  • Taste- how taste works
  • Skin and touch
  • Learning and Memory

ANATOMY MUSCLES – GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Muscle fibre types and distribution, Muscle Fibre Recruitment, Distribution of Muscle fibre types
  • Muscles of the forelimb – Origin, Insertion, Function
  • Muscles of the Neck
  • Muscles of the thoracic sling
  • Muscles of the foreleg
  • Muscles of the Carpus and Digits
  • Muscles of the Back
  • Muscles of Respiration
  • Muscles of the Psoas Group
  • Muscles of the Hind Quarter, the Hamstrings, the Inner Thigh

 MOVEMENT

  • Muscle Fibre Arrangement,  Muscle Pairs, Types of Muscle contraction, Chain Reaction, Dorsal Chain, Ventral Chain
  • Movement of the forelimb
  • Movement of the hindlimb
  • The Reciprocal System
  • Movement of the Back
  • How Muscles work to create movement, the Sliding Filament Theory, Calcium and the regulatory proteins

BIOMECHANICS

  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinematics and kinetics
  • Spinal and Back Biomechanics

 MORE ON INVESTIGATING LAMENESS

  • Clinical Aids to Diagnosis, current imaging techniques
  • Medical Treatments Available: IRAP, PRP, ACell Therapy, Legend
  • Pain and inflammation, anti inflammatory drugs
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Wobbler syndrome
  • Kissing spine
  • Head shaking
  • Stringhalt
  • Azoturia
  • Sweeny and radial nerve paralysis
  • Haematomas
  • Upward patella fixation
  • Lymphangitis

 TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JUNCTION AND DISORDERS

  • Anatomy of the TMJ
  • Problems with the TMJ = TMD
  • Treatment of the TMJ12)

 CONDITIONING SPORT HORSES

  • 10 Principles of Exercise Physiology
  • Demands of sport horses

RESEARCH PAPERS

  • Joint & Muscle Supplements
  • The Pelvis
  • TMJ
  • Feeding & Nutrition (Presentation)
  • Shoeing
  • Alternate therapies
  • Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, selenium and Amino acids
  • Conditioning sport horses
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BSET 3
Advanced Equine Practice and ETT™ Neurophysiology

• 1 year course 5 February 2018 - 31 August 2018

Definition: BSET 3 is for the student who has completed BSET 2 ants to become an ETT Practitioner.

Goal: To provide further education and training in ETT™ Practices.

BSET 3 consists of 2 trimesters with a two week vacation in between trimesters

The daily course structure remains very similar to the first year, and is split into the following components over the eight months.  Assessments are project and report based, and are either written or oral.

Riding:  Each student will have one project horse. Project horses also fall into the RTI (Rider Transeva Integration) Project, where guided Transeva and Conditioning programs are used to assess progress or change in the horse.

Ekwos: Instruction is provided in natural horsemanship techniques, and their project horses are used for bonding time, equine understanding and skills and games to improve performance.

Body Work: A slightly more formal approach to equine body work and to myofascial treatment is considered.

Equine Transeva Technique: Students go out on their own to earn ETT hours, supervised and unsupervised.  The students will be doing an ETT theory and practical /oral exam

Lectures: Daily lectures will be offered, extended on the work done in BSET 2.  Topics include methodological approaches to assessments of neurophysiology and muscular-skeletal anatomy, nerve blocks, nerve plexuses, psoas theory, biomechanics and physiological responses to conditioning work and to the Transeva.  Nutritional support, timing of treatments, veterinary and other modality interventions.

Research: Oral and written presentation of research done in the field, will be guided in the format of case studies, with guided methodology and knowledge development.

Life Orientation: Soft skills, communication, social styles, accountability, marketing.  Guest lecturers arranged on CV writing skills, and digital footprints. 

Practical sessions: Shadowing (work experience) will be arranged with professionals in the field.  They will spend a day each shadowing a vet, a trainer at a working race yard through to race day at Scottsville, and a Thoroughbred pre-training yard. Informal dissections for exploration will be organized.  Lameness and Arrival Assessments will be organized to demonstrate methodology and skill set.

BSET Ext
Guided externship after BSET 3 to satisfy the requirements of the ETT™ Association

Read/download the documents below for more information:

"Advance Practical And Theory Level"
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ETT™ Mission Statement
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Equine Studies • Equine Stretching • Equine Body Work • Psoas Group
PERFECTING THE EQUINE ATHLETE

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