Would you like to understand your horse's behaviour and body language?

A better understanding of how horses communicate and being able to read their 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 and training and help keep you safe every day. 

This course, from equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison, is an introduction to equine body language and communication. You will benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse behaves and how they communicate with each other as well as gaining new practical skills to recognise when your horse is stressed, frightened, relaxed or in pain.

 You will learn:


• How horses communicate


 • How to read equine body language 


• How posture and body language reveals equine emotions


 • How to recognise pain, stress and fear


 • How to assess the horse’s emotional thresholds


 • When is the best time to train your horse


• How we misinterpret equine body language


 • Tips to improve your horse’s behaviour and reduce stress


 This course is aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in learning about horse behaviour. You don't need any prior knowledge about 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

    5 x individual video lessons and 1 x final quiz

  • Course Duration

    2 Hours

  • CPD/CEU Certificate

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

  • BHS, PCUK & IAAT

    This course has been approved for CPD for British Horse Society (BHS) Accredited Coaches, the Pony Club (PCUK) 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 2 Continuing Education Units (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 2 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.

COURSE REVIEWS

5 star rating

Bursting with up to date evidence based knowledge.

NICK CREATON

A truly 5 stars course. Anyone with an interest in horses whether professional or not cannot come away without feeling so much more educated and empowered t...

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A truly 5 stars course. Anyone with an interest in horses whether professional or not cannot come away without feeling so much more educated and empowered to understand horses. Excellent course for all BHS APC and pleased to see it counts towards CPD. Would like to see this content included progressively in the BHS qualifications as the content contains the latest research findings.

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5 star rating

Understanding Equine Body Language

Joanne O'Shea

This course was absolutely brilliant, thank you. I had always found myself to be quite good at reading horses body language, however I found myself being con...

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This course was absolutely brilliant, thank you. I had always found myself to be quite good at reading horses body language, however I found myself being contradicted by other equine professionals, particularly trainers. At least I I can confirm to myself that I was on the right track. This is paramount for my horse's welfare.

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5 star rating

This course contained so much information for the price.

Jane Brown

I loved taking this course, so much information and easy to navigate not to mention excellent value .

I loved taking this course, so much information and easy to navigate not to mention excellent value .

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5 star rating

Excellent

Pauline Peters

An excellent course, so informative a must for anyone interested in the care and welfare of horses.

An excellent course, so informative a must for anyone interested in the care and welfare of horses.

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5 star rating

All modules were excellent.

Sabine Bartz

Enjoyed watching and hope there will be more. Very interesting and learned a lot.

Enjoyed watching and hope there will be more. Very interesting and learned a lot.

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4 star rating

Useful and informative

Hannah Jenkins

Intricate and informative explanation on equine behaviour. Especially useful to look at the subtleties of behaviours and misconceptions. Thank you.

Intricate and informative explanation on equine behaviour. Especially useful to look at the subtleties of behaviours and misconceptions. Thank you.

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5 star rating

Excellent course

Jenny Comish

I learned so my details that you never read about in horse magazines. I really have learned lots from doing this course - it’s information all horse people s...

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I learned so my details that you never read about in horse magazines. I really have learned lots from doing this course - it’s information all horse people should know, but sadly they don’t. It has definitely changed the way I look at my horses and already I find I am paying more attention to their facial expressions and movement.

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5 star rating

Very informative course showing a wide variety of equine ...

Jen Adams

Justine explained everything so clearly and gave lots of examples to enable us to see exactly what she ment. She gave reasoning behind what she said and how ...

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Justine explained everything so clearly and gave lots of examples to enable us to see exactly what she ment. She gave reasoning behind what she said and how this benefits our horses and indeed ourselves. I thoroughly enjoy Justine's courses and highly recommend them to all equine enthusiasts!

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5 star rating

Enjoyable and Informative

Kate Chandler

Thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned a lot! Full of information, very engaging and well paced and planned. Lots to think about and to use when interact...

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Thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned a lot! Full of information, very engaging and well paced and planned. Lots to think about and to use when interacting with horses. Highly recommended.

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5 star rating

Excellent Course

Sigourney Payette

All Horse owners should take this course, to better help understand what their horse is trying to communicating to them. Well Done! Excellent Course.

All Horse owners should take this course, to better help understand what their horse is trying to communicating to them. Well Done! Excellent Course.

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5 star rating

Engaging and interesting!

Cristina Wilkins

I just started the course on understanding equine body language and found it super engaging and interesting. This course will prove invaluable to horse owner...

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I just started the course on understanding equine body language and found it super engaging and interesting. This course will prove invaluable to horse owners new and experienced because outside this course, this information is not taught well within the horse industry. The course platform is super easy to navigate and the content is well structured, super easy to follow but interesting at the same time. I loved the use of image and video examples intermixed with some real life stories. I am looking forward to starting the next module. Thanks so much!

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5 star rating

Title describes course accurately

sarah keeping

I really enjoyed this course it made me think a lot - things we know they do but never question. Excellent, thank you

I really enjoyed this course it made me think a lot - things we know they do but never question. Excellent, thank you

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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.

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