Encouraging assistant instructors for vocational action skills
Within the Leonardo da Vinci partnership „Encouraging assistant instructors for vocational action skills”, the apprentices concern themselves with horse-keeping in Europe. They are supported advisory by the company HIT-AktivStall®, which designs and realizes species-appropriate active stables for horses.
Horse-keeping has faced extensive and at the same time extending demands over the last years thanks to the growing and justified EU-animal protection laws. A successful entrepreneur of a horse-keeping stable has to adjust to this fact.
To prepare the apprentices for these needs the project intents to observe horses living in the wild in Europe to study and document horse behavior. The apprentices have to reflect their observations to gain a basic list of criteria which have to be taken into consideration when keeping horses as natural as possible.
The students get the chance to visit, see and experience different kinds of horse-keeping stables to work on their discovered criteria. Their discoveries and ideas are to be transformed into a system of horse-keeping that comes closest to allow the horses their natural behavior. This system has to be seen and valued under the aspects of work-economy, customer-contentment and economy.
The partnership allows the participants to engross their knowledge in horse-keeping and makes them more sensitive for the natural handling of horses in general. The apprentices are also prepared for their future work-life by showing and opening them various possibilities of keeping horses species-appropriate.Creating and designing their own horse-appropriate stable or keeping-system lets them take action for their ideas.
Not only is the work know-how taught but also several key skills and knowledge of a foreign language.