In this webinar, EBA registered equine psychology specialist Venya Bonebakker will share with you her personal journey, trying to discover how best to help horses with behaviours we find challenging. This involves encounters with different training systems, exploration of theories and practical experiences and experiments. She considers the obstacles presented by social constructs, biases and opinions which held her back from seeing the full picture. A deeper understanding of the factors influencing behaviour, combined with careful listening to horses opinions on ‘what helps’ led to shifts in her priorities and focus.
Many of us embark on such a journey. Each of our journeys is unique, but there is much common ground in what we seek, how we try to find it, and the challenges we face; reflections on one person’s experience can help us all along this path.