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Specialist Course Equine Psychology & Behaviour

Specialist Course Equine Psychology & Behaviour

Overview

Skill Level Skill Level 2
Number of units/modules 2
Total Hours 25 / 45 - dependent on student input
Course Duration Totally flexible - no completion dates. Contact required periodically to maintain an active course.
No Attendance or Study Weeks required Conducted by home study + ability to access to horses locally

Equine Psychology and Behaviour

People who viewed this often purchased the ID3 programme – The Intermediate Diploma (Psychology)

This is an equine psychology course providing the theoretical skills to underpin natural horsemanship and alternative horsemanship methods and related topics.

Provides in-depth detail of equine psychology & behaviour with practical and written assignments resulting in a much greater insight, knowledge and understanding of how horses read us and how their minds work.

It is one of the most popular subjects for those with a modern approach to horsemanhip and management. Understanding equine psychology and behaviour is the modern approach to working with horses

The course will enable riders and owners to better understand and handle their horses and arm them with the skills required to approach problem behaviour in the correct manner.  You will be amazed at how much you learn and how much you took for granted.

  • It offers free tutor support and approximately 25-35 hours of study time – depending on student input.
  • 2 modules
  • Multiple learning tasks and assignments.
  • Self assessment, research projects
  • Optional final assignment for Certification (tutor assessed)
  • Your tutor provides feedback and support – plenty of help therefore if you want a certificate.
  • Admin fee for optional tutor assessed assignments £15 / £19 Paypal/overseas

Option to achieve Certificate on completion:

  • Specialist course Certificate ‘Equine Psychology and Behaviour’

What’s in it for me?

Equine Psychology & Behaviour is our most popular course – it provides theoretical skills to underpin natural horsemanship and alternative horsemanship methods and related topics. Provides in-depth detail of equine behaviour with practical and written assignments resulting in a much greater insight, knowledge and understanding of how horses read us and how their mind works.

Enrol now – immediate start.  Automated receipt of course files.  No waiting.

The benefits of this combined programme are:

  • Total flexibility to fit in with your family and your life.
  • No fixed completion dates.
  • Immediate start with full payment
  • Free tutor support
  • Instalments available  *Via UK Bank accounts only.
    • Standing order set up is required prior to activation. Detailed form is provided when you complete checkout of first instalment payment.

You have the confidence that the author of this course has BHS professional qualifications and personal experience.  All our tutors have been there and done it – they speak from experience.  The Equine Behaviour course author and tutor Hannah, is a BHS instructor with a broad range of experience in running yards and training horses and riders.

Hannah  Haskew gained an BSc in Equine Science with a Psychology speciality and won the Eqvalan Thesis of the Year award in 2003. For her Masters Project Hannah researched the use of Kinesio Tape on horses hocks to see it could encourage greater flexion. Hannah runs a practice in Derbyshire and is a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist.

 You also have security in the knowledge that Lingfield Correspondence has been a professional BHS based Training Provider since 1996.

NOTE:  When used as part of the Intermediate Diploma programme (ID3), provides the majority of the theory for Stage 1 & 2.  ID’s offer subsidised fees & option of 4 certificates.

Tutor:   Hannah Haskew

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Good all round experience in equine management
  • Good and experienced handling ability
  • Plenty of regular hands on access to equines
  • Research skills required for projects and assignments. To complete assignments you will require the free app Adobe Acrobat Reader – see below.
  • Instalment payments:  Standing order set up is required prior to activation. Detailed form is provided when you complete checkout of first instalment payment.

 Delivery of course material:

To your email address – see Frequently asked Questions.

Note: Link to first file will be sent to the Billing email address.   When you click confirm & pay – you will be sent an automated email. The email contains a file download link.  If you do not receive any email, check your spam folder.

All course material sent via pdf files.
Initial file on enrolment. Next file @ minimum 14 day interval.

In line with most national college courses, file/module delivery is via pdf files.

Requires use of Free Downloadable App:

Adobe Reader for Windows   or   ipad.

Beneficial to successful completion of the course is:  a keyboard, and a printer if you prefer to work from the printed page (average use: 1 toner / 2 cartridge); An internet connection via computer/similar device enabling completion of assignments and access to Lingfield’s online cloud system for tutor checked assignments.

Paying for someone else:

Before paying you will be asked to tick that you have read the Terms & Conditions – and if paying for someone else ticking this box this means you agree to be sure they have read and will agree to abide by all Procedures and the Terms & Conditions. Printable copies are available via the Terms & Conditions page.

If you are paying for & enrolling someone else, the student MUST (on the same day) contact us personally directly from their own email address.  They must state their name and address, details of the course on which you are enrolling them and must provide details of the person/organisation paying for their course.

Note:  We cannot/will not activate the course until we have this personal contact from the student.

It will help us and the student if you can please let us know us if there are any difficulties with dyslexia or learning.

Access to course files for visually impaired – available on request.

Restrictions to course files apply

  • On a monthly/payment basis with instalment plans, and restrictions if specialist courses within an ID programme
  • As per T & C.
  • Completion restrictions may occasionally apply with government funding.
  • Be aware – the final element of any course cannot be sent until the full fee is paid.
  • Introduction to horse psychology and behaviour
  • Suggested reading
  • The importance of freedom and turnout
  • Behaviour of a wild herd
  • A horse’s reaction to fear
  • Horses and stress – what it means & what it does
  • The horses senses and body language
  • The horse’s mind
  • How horses learn
  • Reinforcement – positive and negative
  • Communicating with the horse – the how and why.
  • “Problem” horses – what are they – why are they – what to do.
  • General care and safety relating to psychology and stress
  • What are “Horse Training” “Horse Training” and “Natural Horsemanship”?
  • This course provides an ideal stepping stone as an approach to natural horsemanship methods

This course is also available as one element of the Intermediate Diploma (Psych) programme – ID3

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