Would you like to learn about affiliative behaviours in wild horses?


Modern studies of feral horses are focusing more on the affiliative relationships between band members. But, in domestic settings it can sometimes be difficult to parse out affiliative behaviours when restricted resources increase conflict.

In this presentation equine behaviour consultant and ethologist Samantha Couper shares her stunning films of the Onaqui wild horses in Utah. She examines the affiliative behaviours of wild horses, giving special attention to conflict and, more importantly, how is the conflict ended?


Once enrolled you have 60 days to watch the lecture.

Who is this course for?

  • HORSE OWNERS

  • EQUINE STUDENTS

  • EQUINE PROFESSIONALS

Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CEU)

  • Course Contents

    1 x video lesson, 1 x references download and 1 x CPD/CEU quiz

  • Course Duration

    1 Hour plus quiz

  • CPD/CEU Certificate

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

Learn more about affiliative behaviours in wild horses

  • BHS

    Approval for BHS Continuing Professional Development is pending.

  • KPA

    This course has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) by the Karen Pryor Association (KPA). You will need to contact us for an event code, download your CPD/CEU certificate once you have completed the course and then email both code and certificate to the KPA.

  • IAABC

    This course has been approved for 1.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). You will need to request an IAABC CEU code directly from us, so please email us about this once you have completed the course and quiz.

  • PCUK

    Approval for PCUK Continuing Professional Development is pending.

  • IAAT

    Approval for IAAT Continuing Professional Development is pending.

Your Instructor

SAM COUPER

Sam has been cataloguing and recording observations of feral horses since 2018. She is board chair of the Onaqui Catalogue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to compiling observations on the Onaqui wild horses using citizen science. In particular, she is passionate about breaking down barriers surrounding scientific observation and interpretation for both professionals and laymen. To bring wild horses to the public, she teaches a course on wild horse behaviour at the University of Utah (USA). In particular, she is interested in how management, climate, and predation histories interact to affect horse heterarchies and band formation strategies. Sam is a member of IAABC and is working towards becoming a full time equine behaviour consultant, where she plans to integrate feral horse research and personal observations to aid owners with removed feral horses adapting to domestic settings.

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