From Little Trainers, Great Trainers Grow (Part 1) – Manuela McLean

This article was featured in Horses & People Magazine. To access the full article with images, visit: https://horsesandpeople.com.au/from-little-trainers-great-trainers-grow/   Teaching kids to train their ponies, and not just ‘ride them’, greatly boosts their confidence and learning. Kids as young as six easily learn and understand the basic principles of horse training, such as pressure-release, rewards,…

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The Contribution of Equitation Science to Minimising Horse-Related Risks to Humans

Melissa Starling,1,* Andrew McLean,2,† and  Paul McGreevy1,† Kirrilly Thompson, Academic Editor Simple Summary Equitation science describes an approach to horse training and riding that focuses on embracing the cognitive abilities of horses, their natural behaviour, and how human riders can use signalling and rewards to best effect. This approach is concerned with both horse welfare and rider safety, and…

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ISES Conference, Saumur, DAY 3

The final day of the International Society for Equitation Science conference in Saumur was spent back in the lecture arena. After the social evening the night before most of us were looking a little weary, so we were hoping for something to kick start our minds first up and Nathalie Crevier-Denoix did not disappoint. Nathalie…

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ISES conference, Saumur, DAY 2

Day 2 of the International Society for Equitation Science conference was the practical day where we were treated to various demonstrations of equitation science in practice. It was held in the main arena, clad with gold framed mirrors, chestnut wooden side boards, and a chandelier in the centre. Not a bad place to spend the…

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