Relate musculoskeletal structure to horse movement

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Determine structural characteristics of the equine musculoskeletal system

1.1 Terminology describing the anatomical and physiological features and planes of the body is interpreted

1.2 The operation of the musculoskeletal system in relation to body stability, movement, power and stamina, is determined

1.3 Structure and types of bones and joints are identified, and related to purpose

1.4 Structure and types of soft tissues is determined, as well as the relationship of ligaments and tendons to the musculoskeletal system

2 Locate equine muscles and supporting tissues related to equine locomotion, power and stamina and determine their function

2.1 Deep and superficial muscles of significance to power and locomotion are located

2.2 Muscle actions, origin and insertion points are defined

2.3 Tendons and ligaments of significance to power and locomotion are identified

3 Define changes in the equine musculoskeletal system due to growth and performance

3.1 Changes to bone due to age, exercise, ailments and injury are determined

3.2 Changes to soft tissues as a result of growth, exercise, ailments and injury are determined

3.3 Impact of overtraining and injury on the musculoskeletal system is identified

3.4 Changes to hooves and feet that can occur as a result of growth, exercise, ailments and injury are identified

3.5 Outcomes of findings using anatomical, physiological and industry terminology are communicated to others

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMEQU403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40512 - Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry