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Equine Behaviour and Learning

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Key Info

Learning Area   Equine
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   6 hours


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Leisure and Professional
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   16/06/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

This course provides an introduction to the area of equine behaviour and the ways in which our horses learn. Often conflict occurs between horse and human simply because there is a miscommunication. Having a greater understanding of how our horses learn, together with consideration of their needs, results in a positive effect on the interaction between the horse and human.

This course will run from 09:00-16:00

Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

  What You Will Learn

This course will cover aspects of:

• What is equine behaviour?
• The importance of consideration of the senses of a horse
• Ethological needs of the horse
• How horses learn

This course provides an opportunity to further your knowledge and understanding of equine behaviour, resulting in an increased awareness of the importance of its consideration to promote positive equine welfare

  Entry Requirements

None

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# Horses # Equine # Learning # Behaviour # Shortcourse # Free # Adult # Freecourse

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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