Would you like to understand how horse behaviour problems can develop?

Horses with behaviour problems often end up in rescue, pass through the hands of numerous owners, or are sold at auctions where they may be purchased for meat.  The horse's behaviour is also a commonly cited reason for people to seek emergency medical treatment each year. When owners and trainers have an understanding of both normal and 'abnormal' behavioural development in horses it can help mitigate such issues, while also improving horse welfare.


This course, from clinical animal behaviourist and horse behaviour consultant Lauren Fraser, is an introduction to behavioural development in horses.  It will look at how the behaviour of the horse develops as both a species and individual, what behaviour problems are, and why they occur. It will also touch on what is recommended to resolve issues.  


 You will learn:


• How the 'Dead Horse Test' can help your understanding of behaviour


• How behaviour develops in both the species and individual


• The three 'sensitive' phases of behavioural development of the foal


• Factors during development that can impact behaviour


 • Common causes for unwanted behaviour in horses


• Techniques used – and avoided – to address unwanted behaviour


and much more.


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.


Once enrolled you have 60 days to complete the course.

Who is this course for?

  • HORSE OWNERS

  • EQUINE STUDENTS

  • EQUINE PROFESSIONALS

Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CEU)

  • Course Contents

    2 x individual video lessons and 1 x final quiz

  • Course Duration

    1 Hour

  • Certificate of Completion

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

  • BHS and IAAT

    This course has been approved for CPD for British Horse Society (BHS) Accredited Coaches and for the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT). Download and email your CPD certificate to the organisation once you have completed the course.

  • KPA

    This course has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) by the Karen Pryor Association (KPA). You will need to contact us for an event code, download your CPD 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 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.

COURSE REVIEWS

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Perhaps retitled “ Humans behaving badly “ as most, if no...

Dawn Brennan

For me this was a good review of basic behavioral concepts with specific examples applied to horses

For me this was a good review of basic behavioral concepts with specific examples applied to horses

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horses behaving badly

Linda Farr RVN

very interesting and easy to follow

very interesting and easy to follow

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Recommended

Sarah Jackson

Really interesting course. Packed with information and useful videos.

Really interesting course. Packed with information and useful videos.

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Learn about the development of horse behaviour and behaviour problems

Your Instructor

LAUREN FRASER

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.

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