EBALeast Intrusive Minimally Aversive
LIMA is a principle that acts in the horse’s best interest.
EQUINE BEHAVIOUR AFFILIATION
Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive
Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) is a principle that acts in the horse’s best interest by maximising choice and control and minimising unpleasant experiences, while ensuring welfare and safety.
It is dynamic, context specific and applies categorically to all aspects of the horse’s life, be it management, interaction or training. LIMA is signified by tailoring the horse’s level of control to each individual situation.
For example when training turn on the forehand, we use positive reinforcement, with the horse at liberty, in a space where there are other reinforcers, such as a haynet, which offers an alternative to interacting with the trainer. However, if the horse is lead on a public highway, his options needs limited to ensure everbody’s safety.
Applied Behaviour Course
ProfessIONAL Equine psychology specialist Training
After completing and passing the Applied Behaviour Course, you may apply to attend the professional training and become an EBA Registered Equine Psychology Specialist.
The training is a mixture of classroom work and supported reflective practices with real clients and cases.