Would you like to learn about the practice of horse behaviour consulting?

Horse behaviour problems are a common complaint of both horse owners and equine veterinarians.

Specific issues in horses are best addressed by qualified experts. However, while most people know to contact a veterinarian when their horse is ill or lame, some uncertainty still remains about where people should turn when a horse has a behaviour problem.

To complicate matters, hiring an unqualified professional can result in worsening of existing problems or even the creation of new problems. How are horse owners or referring veterinarians to know which professional is the most appropriate one to hire in these situations?

In this webinar recording, equine behaviour consultants Justine Harrison and Lauren Fraser discuss different aspects of horse behaviour consulting, and what people should know before hiring or referring to a professional to address horse behaviour problems.

It will cover topics such as:

• An introduction to the profession of horse behaviour consultant

• The education and experience required

• Different models of behaviour consulting

• The role of veterinary referral in a consultant’s work

• The consultation process

• How consultants determine why the problem behaviour is occurring

• Common horse behaviour problems

• Behaviour modification techniques

• Training techniques to be avoided

After the presentation, Justine and Lauren answered questions from the audience.

This presentation is for horse owners, equine veterinarians and other paraprofessionals who work in the equine industry. It will also be useful for anyone considering a career in horse behaviour consulting.

Once enrolled you have 60 days to watch this recording.

Who is this course for?




Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CEU)

  • Course Contents

    1 x webinar recording and 1 x CPD/CEU quiz

  • Course Duration

    1.5 Hours

  • Certificate of Completion

    You can download a personalised CPD/CEU certificate after watching the webinar and completing the quiz.

  • BHS

    This course has been approved for 1 CPD point for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches by the British Horse Society. Upon course completion APCs can log their points by completing the CPD Feedback form on the BHS website.


    This course has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) by the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). You will need to request an IAABC CEU certificate directly from us, so please get in touch once you have completed the course and quiz.

  • IAAT

    Understand Horses is a trusted partner of the International Association of Animal Therapists, offering external CPD courses for its members.

  • KPA

    This course has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) by the Karen Pryor Association (KPA). Once you have completed the course you can contact us for an event code, then email both code and CEU certificate to the KPA.


    This course has been accredited for CPD by Vetpol. SQPs can add completed courses to their CPD records in the Vetpol Learning Management System.

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Your Instructors


Lauren Fraser, MSc, CHBC, is an experienced horsewoman, who has worked professionally with horses since 2006. Prior to her current specialization, Lauren taught riding and horsemanship, and trained horses. Lauren holds an Equine Science Certificate (with Distinction) from the University of Guelph, and obtained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour (with Merit) through the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Lauren's dissertation research examined the behaviour of horses subjected to ‘laying down’ during training. Lauren provides horse behaviour consultations, both in-person and remotely worldwide, and offers educational events on horse behaviour and training.


Justine is a Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant with the IAABC. She is also the organisation’s UK Co-Chair and a member of the Application Review Team. She is registered as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council, one of the organisation's Trustees and co-Chair of their Equine Committee. 
Justine lectures on the Equine Behavioural Science BSc course at Writtle University College and also acts as an expert consultant in legal disputes and court cases involving equine behaviour.  She holds lectures and workshops around the UK and regularly contributes to a wide variety of international publications including Your Horse, Horse & Rider (US), Horse & Hound and Bit (Netherlands) – either writing articles, commenting or answering specific questions about horse behaviour and training.


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