AGR 2020: Equine Husbandry & Welfare sets a context through an overarching inquiry question, “What standards of care should guide how domestic animals are raised?”
Within this overarching inquiry, students learn about animal care through five themed modules:
- Responsible Choices (Module One & Two): What are the responsible choices you must make when caring for your horse? What are the indicators of health for horses?
- Animal Health & Welfare (Module Three): What do horses require for good health as they grow? How does a horse’s life cycle needs compare to your own?
- Safe & Healthy Animal Environments: (Module Four): What makes an environment safe and healthy for a horse?
- Societal Responsibilities (Module Five): How would you explain the concept of responsible animal care as “the right thing to do”?
Students complete a collection of review and/or research-based inquiries related to the theme of each module.