Are you serious about horse behaviour consulting?

Whether you are considering a career as a horse behaviour consultant, just starting your business, already practicing and seeking advice for challenging cases or looking for one-on-one coaching to advance your consulting skills then this mentorship is for you.  
 
Equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison hosts this unique online mentorship. You will have access to 8 weeks of learning – including video lessons, group Zoom sessions for weekly live chat, group discussions in a dedicated forum, real-life case studies and practical business advice. You will also have the opportunity to discuss one of your own cases with Justine as you go through the programme and have a private one-on-one Zoom with Justine to help you improve and organise your consulting practice.


The mentorship will cover: 


• Behaviour consulting business models


• Conducting in-person and remote consultations


• Organising your consultation process


• Effective history taking


• Working with vets and other paraprofessionals

 

• Brand identity


• Marketing your business


• How to approach a variety of common horse behaviour problems including separation anxiety, stereotypies, aggression and fear


• Assessing equine body language and behaviour


• Using LIMA in practice


• Training protocols


• Managing complex cases


• How to structure training and behaviour modification plans


• Managing the client 
relationship


• How to track client progress


Troubleshooting


• Business development


• How to protect yourself emotionally and physically


• Case studies


and much, much more.

 
COURSE PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED.

THIS WILL BE A SMALL, PRIVATE GROUP ONLY WITH NO AUDITORS.

This course is aimed at horse owners, students, equestrian professionals interested in working as a horse behaviour consultant  You will need to have a good basic understanding of horse behaviour and learning theory to take this programme.


The mentorship runs for 8 weeks. The approximate weekly commitment will be 3-4 hours of study and discussions per week. All course material will be available for 30 days after the course has finished.

NEXT PROGRAMME STARTS 5 MARCH 2022

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME!

    • Welcome pack

  • 2

    WEEK 1: THE BUSINESS OF CONSULTING

    • What’s the difference between a behaviour consultant and a trainer?

    • Overview of the Consulting Process

    • Which Business Model?

    • Start-up Considerations

    • ZOOM MEETING 1a: MARCH 7th · 9am GMT

    • ZOOM MEETING 1b: MARCH 7th · 7pm GMT

  • 3

    WEEK 2: THE PRE-CONSULTATION PROCESS

    • Initial Client Contact

    • Effective History Taking Part 1

    • Effective History Taking Part 2

    • Working with Vets

    • ZOOM MEETING 2: MARCH 14th · 7pm GMT

  • 4

    WEEK 3: THE CONSULTATION

    • Be Prepared

    • Initial Consultation

    • Filming for Remote Consulting

    • Case Study 1

    • ZOOM MEETING 3: MARCH 21st · 7pm GMT

  • 5

    WEEK 4: DESIGN & MARKETING

    • Who Are You? Brand Identity

    • Brand Design

    • Advertising & Social Media

    • Resources for Clients

    • ZOOM MEETING 4: MARCH 28th · 7pm GMT

  • 6

    WEEK 5: DIAGNOSING BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS

    • Assessing Body Language

    • Body Language: Pain

    • Body Language: Fear

    • The Diagnostic Process part 1

    • The Diagnostic Process part 2

    • ZOOM MEETING 5: APRIL 4th · 7pm GMT

  • 7

    WEEK 6: TREATING & PREVENTING BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS

    • Using LIMA in Practice

    • Training and treatment protocols part 1

    • Training and treatment protocols part 2

    • Case Study 2

    • ZOOM MEETING 6: APRIL 11th · 7pm GMT

  • 8

    WEEK 7: THE CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    • Client Challenges

    • Effective Behaviour Modification Plans

    • Tracking Progress

    • Case Study 3

    • ZOOM MEETING 7: APRIL 18th · 7pm GMT

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    WEEK 8: PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Managing Compassion Fatigue

    • Continuing Education

    • Business Development

    • Case Study 4

    • ZOOM MEETING 8: APRIL 25th · 7pm GMT

Who is this mentorship for?

  • HORSE OWNERS

  • EQUINE STUDENTS

  • EQUINE PROFESSIONALS

Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CEU)

  • Course Contents

    Video lessons, individual feedback on your own behaviour case, 8 x live Zoom meetings, real-life case studies, video analysis, community discussions and downloads.

  • Course Duration

    8 weeks

  • CPD/CEU Certificate

    You can download a personalised CPD/CEU certificate after completing the course material and the final quiz.

  • IAABC

    This course has been approved for 25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 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.

  • KPA

    This course has been approved for 28 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Karen Pryor Association (KPA). You will need to contact us for an event code, download your CPD certificate and then email both code and certificate to the KPA.

  • BHS and IAAT

    CPD approval for the British Horse Society and International Association of Animal Therapists has been requested.

REVIEWS

5 star rating

Absolute game changer

Beth Gibbons

I cannot rate this course highly enough. I found it incredibly interesting, engaging and insightful. It has given me a renewed sense of confidence, enthusias...

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I cannot rate this course highly enough. I found it incredibly interesting, engaging and insightful. It has given me a renewed sense of confidence, enthusiasm and ambition, and I feel much more able to take on the scary world of behaviour consulting. I am so glad I took part in the course and will miss having the new lessons and zoom calls to look forward to each week.

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Immense Knowledge and Extremely Supportive!

Samantha Couper

Whether you are just beginning your journey towards becoming a horse behavior consultant or already established, this course will be of great benefit. The in...

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Whether you are just beginning your journey towards becoming a horse behavior consultant or already established, this course will be of great benefit. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and, best of all, immensely supportive. She will encourage you to take initial steps towards consulting and give you the tools you need to fill any gaps in your learning and application. I cannot recommend this course enough!

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Amazing course! Great to improve your own behavioural bus...

Gabriel Lencioni

The course brings lots of relevant information in order to improve or start your business on horse behaviour consulting on the best level!

The course brings lots of relevant information in order to improve or start your business on horse behaviour consulting on the best level!

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Truly invaluable

Abigail Allen

This course is an absolute must for anyone looking to further their knowledge on equine behaviour and refine their consulting process. Justine has a wealth o...

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This course is an absolute must for anyone looking to further their knowledge on equine behaviour and refine their consulting process. Justine has a wealth of knowledge in many fields; from equine behaviour, consulting to media design. The course truly is invaluable. Not only that, Justine is extremely compassionate and the level of support provided is a real confidence booster!

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Best course both for beginners and those already practici...

Laura Sileniece

A course packed with info and years of experience distilled. One to return to and find new nuances. Clear arguments, latest information, academic, structured...

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A course packed with info and years of experience distilled. One to return to and find new nuances. Clear arguments, latest information, academic, structured and yet very personal. Justine is the most encouraging teacher I've met so far. And the community discussions - another great bonus! Highly recommended.

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It's worth it!

Rita Gonçalves

Justine has put a lot of work in structuring this course, with a great deal of valuable information on each topic. The mentorship will provide a deep insight...

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Justine has put a lot of work in structuring this course, with a great deal of valuable information on each topic. The mentorship will provide a deep insight on horse behaviour and how to address behaviour problems in a consulting context, with real life case studies in discussion. Important business related aspects, of great use for career enhancement are addressed too, as well as plenty of useful resources of various kinds. All in all it is a very well presented course, that will definitely open your mind and give you food for thought. If you love horses, you can be sure that it is worth your time and money and that you will learn a lot from this mentorship!

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Outstanding course

Sooz Foster

I loved this course. It has given me confidence to start my own equine behaviour consultancy. It covered aspects of running a business that I hadn’t even th...

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I loved this course. It has given me confidence to start my own equine behaviour consultancy. It covered aspects of running a business that I hadn’t even thought of. Justine is so supportive and generous with her knowledge.

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Horse Behaviour Consulting Mentorship

Jacquie Billington

I found the course very helpful from both a practical and a business perspective. It was insightful and encouraging. Many thanks to Justine!

I found the course very helpful from both a practical and a business perspective. It was insightful and encouraging. Many thanks to Justine!

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Incredibly informative course

Charlotte Page

I enrolled on this course wanting to expand my knowledge on horse behaviour having worked mainly with dogs. The breadth of information given is amazing and t...

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I enrolled on this course wanting to expand my knowledge on horse behaviour having worked mainly with dogs. The breadth of information given is amazing and there's plenty of information about dealing with the human side of the equation (something that I've found many animal behaviour courses lack). Thank you Justine for being so patient as it has taken me a long time to complete the course - I've definitely got a lot from it that I will apply to my own horse, and hopefully one day clients too!

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Amazing course

Rachelle Wigham

Such an amazing course. The information Justine has put together is invaluable and has really helped give me more direction in moving forwards with my busine...

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Such an amazing course. The information Justine has put together is invaluable and has really helped give me more direction in moving forwards with my business in the future.

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Horse Behaviour Consulting Mentorship

Sue Holloway

Fabulous course, lots of easy clear information, easy to navigate site and 100% support from Justine. Loved it.

Fabulous course, lots of easy clear information, easy to navigate site and 100% support from Justine. Loved it.

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Great inclusive course

Claire Klima

Everything covered in depth

Everything covered in depth

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Develop your consulting skills with one-on-one coaching and online support

Your Instructor

JUSTINE HARRISON

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 Committee. She is also 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.

PROGRAMME PRICE

Next programme starts 5 March 2022