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.
With over 37 years of farriery experience, Jonathan Nunn FWCF specialises in veterinary remedial work and performance horses.
Jon is also co-founder and chairman of the Farriers Foundation; a registered charity offering financial support to injured or ill farriers in need.
In this webinar Jon will discuss advantages and disadvantages of keeping a horse barefoot or shod. And how to manage, maintain and improve equine hoof health in a way which benefits each individual horse.
How can we work to protect and improve sport and leisure horse welfare in a world where the sport’s governing bodies have made it clear that they will not?
How can we mobilise legislators and the mainstream media to achieve better horse protection? And dare we even rock that boat?
Former equestrian journalist, current horse advocacy activist and author of the book “I Can’t Watch Anymore” – The Case for Dropping Equestrian From the Olympic Games, Julie Taylor, explains why it’s time to stop pleading with federations like the FEI to protect horses and shift the focus to legislators and mainstream media outlets.
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