Approach to Behavioural Change

Several methods are used but all are based on shaping equine behaviour with positive re-enforcement without force or fear. Studies on how a horse thinks and acts enable these methods to work.

The Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants (SEBC) is a professional body regulating the practice of their registered Equine Behaviour Consultants in the UK.

For more information go to: www.societyofequinebehaviourconsultants.org.uk

Consultants

Ben Hart is one of the UK’s leading equine trainers, with a background in agriculture and a family history working with heavy horses. Ben is also the author of several books on equine behaviour and clicker training, as well as the creator of a unique series of individual equine training plans. Based in Devon, Ben travels throughout the UK. www.hartshorsemanship.com

The thousands of horses Edie has started, trained and worked with at home and on her travels have led her to develop her unique style of Zonal Training for horse and rider. The exciting new purpose built Edie Neill Equestrian Centre, is based near Braintree in Essex. www.edieneill.com

Suzanne Rogers, a qualified equine behaviourist can provide consultations in Surrey and surrounding areas. www.learningaboutanimals.co.uk

Ground Work and behaviour Clinics or Demos are offered by Chris Morris a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor. www.whisperingequus.co.uk/horse-clinics

Justine Harrison is a fully certified member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC), a practitioner member of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES), a member of the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA) and the Equine Behaviour Forum. www.equinebehaviourist.co.uk

Anna Saillet uses reward based training methods and scientific knowledge to help equine owners to develop a deeper understanding of their animal’s behaviour. Anna offers a supportive service to enable people to develop a more harmonious relationship with their equine partners. www.equinebehavioursolutions.co.uk

Katie MacAlister uses evidence based, scientific training principles in combination with her vast, practical experience to teach people to solve and manage a wide array of undesirable, ‘Equine Behaviours’. Katie went on to complete an MSc Animal Welfare (Equine Behaviour and Welfare) and alongside running her business she has been involved with research and lecturing at Moulton College. www.kjmequine.com

Kay Willoughby, a qualified and registered Equine Behavioural Consultant studied under the watchful eye of Dr Debbie Marsdon Bsc, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in behaviourial issues. Kay runs a small livery yard alongside her Behavioural Consultancy Business based in Northamptonshire. www.calmandcollected.co.uk

Recommended Reading

Clicker Training For Your Horse ~ By Alexandra Kurland

The Art & Science of Clicker Training ~ By Ben Hart

Know Your Horse Inside Out ~ By Sarah Fisher