The Social Horse – the impact of social behaviour on effective behavioural modification
Presented by Jenni Nellist
Whether returning a traumatised horse to their socially engaged self, preventing accidents arising from poor social behaviour, and or treating anti-social horses in the herd. Jenni will look at the natural social behaviour of horses, the problems that arise under common husbandry conditions and review behaviour modification of the frightened horse through the lens of Porge’s Polyvagal theory.
Learning outcomes: recognition of subtle and not so subtle equine social social behaviour, introduction to and application of the Polyvagal Theory in the modification of social behavioural problems in horses – both between horses and in the horse-human dyad.
Jenni Nellist BSc(Hons) MSc (CABC) is an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist (horses and dogs) and a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). She has been practising as an animal behaviourist since establishing her South Wales business in 2005, helping dog and horse owners towards better animal behaviour and more satisfying human-animal relationships. Jenni also has experience working within the rescue and rehabilitation environment, stud and competition yards, and recently contributed a chapter on breeding to Equine Behaviour in Mind, edited by Suzanne Rogers and published by 5m.