Ethology and the equine ethogram (The study of the horse and its behaviours)
An overview of:-
How horses make sense of the world (sight,smell,sound)
How horses communicate- body language
Time budgets , in the wild and in captivity and the effects of how they are managed and kept
Herd /band structures – hierarchy and dominance – the facts
Needs of the horse in terms of welfare (Welfare Act , 5 freedoms,etc –
Early years (in domestication) – how weaning and handling shapes our horses futures.
Anyone who has an interest in horses who wishes to explore how to use the least intrusive approach to training and caring for horses. Minimum age 14 years.
How Horses Learn, KMC Equine course 3.12.17