Psychology (the study of the mind and its functions) and how horses learn
Classical and operant conditioning , benefits and fallout from various types of learning
Looking at other types of learning – eg Cognitivism, social learning , mirroring etc
Neuroscience – the study of the structure and functions of the nervous system and the brain
The emotions and endocrine systems and their effects on the emotions and behaviour – Panksepp
The horse/human relationship
Looking at anthropomorphism and speceism- pros and cons
Anyone who has an interest in horses who wishes to explore how to use the least intrusive approach to training and caring for horses. Minmum age 14 years.
Introduction to Positive reinforcement training for horses, KMC Equine course - 4.2.17.