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This equine behaviour online course presents an in depth study of the behaviour of horses including psychological influences on behavior and how principles of learning are applied as effective horse training methods.

Students will work through lessons over-viewing motivators of equine behavior, how genetics influence behavior, perception in horses and how horses respond to stimuli, social structure and communication behavior, sexual and reproductive behavior, how horses learn through conditioning and reinforcement, and factors influencing
abnormal behavior in horses.

This course is suitable for individuals wanting to develop a deeper understanding of horse behavior as well as gain practical skills in properly handling and training horses.

In this Equine Behaviour Course Online you will learn:

  • Identify factors affecting equine behaviour.
  • Describe the influence of genes on equine behaviour.
  • Explain how horses perceive and how they respond to various stimuli
  • Explain how horses communicate and the nature of their social organisation.
  • Explain the sexual and reproductive behaviour of the horse.
  • Describe the different ways that horses learn and how this can be applied to the training environment.
  • Explain how and why behavioural problems occur and how they can be prevented.

 

There are 6 lessons in this course:

1.  Introduction to Equine Behavior

    • Factors Influencing Basic Behavior
    • Horse as Prey Animal
    • Senses/Perception (Hearing/Smell/Vision)
    • Heritability of Behavior
    • Early Experiences
    • Instinctive vs Learned Behavior

2. Patterns of General Behavior

    • Importance of Understanding Behavior for Proper Management of Domestic Horses
    • General Categories of Behavior (9)

3. Social Behavior

    • Dominance/Social Orders
    • Play Behaviors
    • Sleep Behaviors
    • Vices
    • Aggression Vices
    • Flight vices
    • Nuisance Vices

4. Intelligence/Factors Affecting Learning

    • Imprinting
    • Aversion Conditioning
    • Habituation
    • Association Learning
    • Shaping
    • Mimicry
    • Horse Language
      • Ears
      • Facial Expressions
      • Posture
      • Vocalization
      • Locomotion Patterns
    • Temperament Types

5. Foundations in Horsemanship

    • Xenophon – Father of Horsemanship
    • Historical Riding Masters
    • Principles of Natural Horsemanship
    • Traits of Good Horsemanship

6. Principles of Training

    • Stimuli (conditioned vs unconditioned)
    • Introducing Cues
    • Reinforcement
    • Primary and Secondary Reinforcers
    • Positive Reinforcement
    • Negative Reinforcement
    • Utilization of Reinforcement
    • Training Recommendations
    • Halter Training Foals
    • Benefits of Ground Work

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We allow 24 months duration within which you may finish the course within your own timeframe.

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All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

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Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

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First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

This sets our students up for success. 

    • 100% Online
    • Practical 
    • Certificate issued on completion
    • 1-on-1 tutor support
    • Flexible payment options
    • Self paced study

Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

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