EQUINE BEHAVIOUR AFFILIATION
Beyond Behaviourism Webinar Series
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Previous EBA ‘Beyond Behaviourism’ Webinars are available to view for £15 for non-members. (Please contact us for access.)
EBA members may access up to 4 free webinars a year, choosing either live attendance or watching past webinars from our library.
Sharon Smith holds an MSc in Applied Equine Science and specialised in grazing behaviour and nutrition.
3. Felicity George: 3 horses who spooked and spun for home…a BioPsychoSocial approach to behaviour problems.
This webinar explains about why EBA Registered Equine Psychology Specialists go ‘beyond behaviourism’ and what that means. 3 examples of horses who ‘spooked and spun’ for very different reasons are given to illustrate the process.
Most unwanted behaviours can happen for so many different reasons, and we need to consider the whole picture to understand and help. Often, they are inappropriately viewed as ‘training problems’ and it can be frustrating and frightening searching for the right training solution when a different kind of help is needed.
There will be a strictly limited number of places every year, to ensure that students get the support and time they need from EBA.
* Why horse keepers must get to grips with dopamine
* New data on the genetics of impulsivity and compulsivity
* Dopamine as the driver of training-linked neuroplasticity
* Stress as the confounder of a happy and fulfilled training regime
* Behavioural measures of brain function- how can these measures inform training?
Plus much more !
6. Dr Marie-Louise Holmes and Felicity George: The Secure Base: Attachment, attunement and equine relationships.
Setting the 3 core conditions of a person centred model at the heart of good practice, we will be looking at a range of topics including –
* Practising and reflecting on active listening
* understanding ‘readiness’
* socratic dialogue
* experiential learning
8. Jane and stuart Myers: Why the Long Face? How horse behaviour, welfare and land management are inextricably linked
Focussing on the behaviour and welfare aspects of land management and paddock layout/use for horses.
Gillian Higgins of ‘Horses Inside Out’ answers questions posed by EBA members about healthy movement and behaviour. From what you can tell about how a horse gets up after sleeping, to the individual nature of the ideal height at which hay should be eaten, to the causes of the most common physical problems seen in the ridden horse, to beneficial exercises for the older horse – a wealth of useful information, with many video clips to illustrate.
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