Going beyond horsemanship...
Many of us are aware of the role of learning theory and psychology in how horses and humans relate in equitation, training and horsemanship. This course looks deeper into what we need to know to develop lasting social bonds with horses beyond the operant conditioning of training and behavioral shaping.
In order to build a realistic picture of horse-human relationships, we look at the science of how humans and horses create social bonds within their species and how these strategies overlap to create a framework in which to build friendships with horses.
All of the material in this course is based on recent research and science in a range of fields including ethology, psychology, neurobiology, anthrozoology, and all fields of equine science.
This course features a series of videos that teach theory in addition to suggested activities to help you build a better friendship with your horse. The material is set up in a way that allows participants to move through the material at their own pace and includes access to monthly meetings with the creators to ask questions, discuss options, and explore new research.
Students have access to course material for two years after purchase