International Association of Animal Therapists
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Understand Horse Behaviour

Understand Horses is a new online education platform, created by equine behaviour consultant, Justine Harrison.  Their courses are aimed at horse owners, equine students and industry professionals.

In the Understand Horse Behaviour course, you will gain a better understanding of horse behaviour.  This can help you improve your relationship with your own horse and give you the confidence to make better-informed choices about riding, handling, training and competing. 

This course, from equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison, is an introduction to horse behaviour. You will learn about different aspects of the horse's natural behaviour and as a result, benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse behaves. 

You will learn about:

• Natural horse behaviour

• The horse's behavioural needs

• The horse's social life

• Herd structure

• Different aspects of horse behaviour – including play, sleep, movement and maintenance behaviours

• Stress and how it affects the horse

• The horse's major stressors

• How common behaviour problems can develop and how to avoid them

• Tips to improve your horse’s behaviour

• How to enrich your horse's environment for better welfare

This course is aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in learning about horse behaviour. You don't need to have any prior knowledge of horse behaviour to take this course.

Click here for more information and to book onto the course.

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