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Horse behaviour workshop with Justine Harrison

  • Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th August, 2019, 9:45am to 5:00pm

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  • Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th August, 2019, 9:45am to 5:00pm

Tel: 07748 101 117

Email: justine@equinebehaviourist.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/427990404453316/

Hackness Village Hall
YO13 0JW

Would you like to understand your horse’s behaviour and how best to train him?

A better understanding of horse behaviour, how horses learn and how to recognise your horse's body language 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 one day workshop is an introduction to horse behaviour and body language. The day will include presentations as well as observational exercises with horses. You will benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse behaves and gain new practical skills to help keep, manage and train your horse.

You will learn about:

• different aspects of horse behaviour (including play, sleep, their social life, eating, drinking, movement, reproduction etc)
• the horse's behavioural needs
• tips to improve your horse’s behaviour and reduce stress
• equine communication
• reading equine body language
• how to recognise pain, stress and fear
• how to assess emotional thresholds
• practical observation of the horse’s body language


Would you like to learn how best to train your horse?

Horse owners are constantly bombarded with marketing messages from a wide variety of horse trainers promoting their ‘method’ of training horses. But how can you assess whether these methods are effective or suitable for you and your horse?

Equine behaviourist Justine Harrison will guide you through this minefield by teaching you how horses learn and the principles of training so that you can make informed decisions for yourself. In a combination of classroom and practical sessions with horses you will learn about effective handling and training techniques. You will benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse learns and gain new practical skills to help train your horse effectively.

This one day workshop will include presentations and practical exercises with horses, including:

• The principles of training
• Why different techniques may or may not work
• An introduction to Learning Theory – the science of how horses learn
• The effects different training methods have on the horse
• How to create the best environment for your horse to learn
• How to assess your horse’s emotional thresholds
• Training using LIMA (Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive) principles
• What makes a great trainer
• How to make training fun for you and your horse
• Retraining your horse to enjoy a fearful task (eg. clippers, vaccinations, saddle)
• When to stop training

These workshops are aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in learning more about horse behaviour.

CPD attendance certificates will be available, please email Justine if you would like one.


Tickets are limited and need to be purchased in advance, no tickets will be available on the day.

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