Would you like to understand why your horse behaves the way he does?

A better understanding of horse behaviour can help you improve your relationship with your own horse and give you the confidence to make better-informed choices about riding, handling, training and competing. 


This course, from equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison, is an introduction to horse behaviour. You will learn about different aspects of the horse's natural behaviour and as a result, benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse behaves. 

You will learn about:

• Natural horse behaviour


• The horse's behavioural needs


• The horse's social life


• Herd structure


• Different aspects of horse behaviour – including play, sleep, movement and maintenance behaviours


• Stress and how it affects the horse


• The horse's major stressors


 • How common behaviour problems can develop and how to avoid them


 • Tips to improve your horse’s behaviour


• How to enrich your horse's environment for better welfare

 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

    5 x individual video lessons and 1 x final quiz

  • Course Duration

    2 Hours

  • Certificate of Completion

    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

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Wow! A wonderful course full of information

Sigourney Payette

What an amazing course!! Thank you for offering this. I hope more people seek out how to better understand their horse, and it’s needs! This is the place...

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What an amazing course!! Thank you for offering this. I hope more people seek out how to better understand their horse, and it’s needs! This is the place to start.

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Behaviour course

Caroline Byrne

I am so utterly amazed by this course ..love love it

I am so utterly amazed by this course ..love love it

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Really informative and easy to follow

johanna cotton

This course was easy to follow and tremendously informative. I've been around horses all my life and was totally surprised by what I didn't know!!!

This course was easy to follow and tremendously informative. I've been around horses all my life and was totally surprised by what I didn't know!!!

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Understand Horse Behaviour

Caroline Hooper

This course was excellent. Information was provided clearly and logically. It provides information that every horse carer should learn about, extremely rel...

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This course was excellent. Information was provided clearly and logically. It provides information that every horse carer should learn about, extremely relevent from novice to experienced equine carers. Thank you

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Very Interesting and thought provoking

Jill Oseman

A thoughtful and illuminating series of talks.

A thoughtful and illuminating series of talks.

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Absolutely loved it

Martyna Borowiec

Love it

Love it

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Great course

Louise Napthine

This is a great course - well worth the money

This is a great course - well worth the money

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A very informative course!

Sylvia Beaumont

I am one of a group of volunteers who keep an eye on a herd of conservation grazing semi-feral Exmoor ponies, all geldings, and from this first course I have...

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I am one of a group of volunteers who keep an eye on a herd of conservation grazing semi-feral Exmoor ponies, all geldings, and from this first course I have recognised many of the behaviours of the herd especially how there often isn't one particular leader and if one pony decides to move to another area to graze or perhaps drink at the trough or drink or paddle in the pond, very often the others will follow. It is interesting to learn how mares rarely play with their foals unlike the stallions who teach their offspring how to behave. I recognised the pair-bonding mentioned in the course and in our Exmoor herd the same pairs will often play-fight together. Two Exmoors joined the herd at the same time several months ago and they have stayed together like a bonded pair and are always side by side to snooze or to graze. There is one particular pony that will sometimes chase one of the two newer herd members and the pair will both move off together away from him.

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Not your usual client!

Scott Hurd

Very interesting, thoroughly enjoyed taking the course and so many parallels to human behaviour.

Very interesting, thoroughly enjoyed taking the course and so many parallels to human behaviour.

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So informative

Pauline Peters

Excellent course, so much information in an easy to understand format

Excellent course, so much information in an easy to understand format

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Understand horse behaviour

christine Stone

Really enjoying this as it clarifies many thoughts I have

Really enjoying this as it clarifies many thoughts I have

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Understand Horse Behaviour

Caroline Hooper

This course was excellent. Information was provided clearly and logically. It provides information that every horse carer should learn about, extremely rel...

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This course was excellent. Information was provided clearly and logically. It provides information that every horse carer should learn about, extremely relevent from novice to experienced equine carers. 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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