APBC Virtual Equine Conference – Equine Behaviour Unwrapped

Join the APBC for their Virtual Equine Conference on 28th November – a great CPD event for NEWC members!

For full details and to book your place, visit:  https://www.apbc.org.uk/Events/virtual-equine-conference/ 


Speakers include:

🐴 Anna Haines – Equine Behaviourist for the Mare & Foal Sanctuary and owner of Equine Behaviour Solutions, Anna has spent her career working in equine charities in the UK and abroad. Her talk “Behaviour – At the heart of everything we do” will highlight the importance of understanding equine behaviour within the equine charity sector and how this can be applied to promote positive psychological well-being in the equines within our care.

🐎 Dr Helen Spence – as a Psychologist, Helen has always been passionate about the importance of applying learning theory in relation to arousal of the nervous system, emotional state, and, perhaps most importantly, safety of the horse and handler/rider. In her talk “Understanding the psychology of horse training and behaviour,” Helen will be discussing the relationship between training and behaviour, and the importance of an effective working relationship between coaches and behaviourists.

🐴 Loni Loftus – currently a PhD scholar at Newcastle University, Loni’s talk “Positive affective state in equines: Results of an international research project” will discuss the concept of positive emotional welfare (positive affective state) in horses and its relevance in horse care and training, including performance improvement, in a range of disciplines from happy hackers to competition and working horses.

🐎 Roxane Kirton MRCVS – RSPCA (England & Wales) Senior Equine Clinician, Roxane is a strong advocate for ensuring that there is a holistic, horse centred approach to veterinary treatment and management. Her talk, “‘What a Pain’ – The multi-disciplinary team: optimising the outcome for the animal” will consider the importance of the team approach to care, including the individual professional roles and responsibilities, with a focus on the recognition and management of pain in equine behaviour problems.

Recordings available for 30 days after the event & a digital delegate pack will be sent out in advance which includes all speaker’s presentations.