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Lecture in England 13th of May 2017

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On the 13th of May, I will give a lecture on Calming signals of horses in England, East Sussex. Organiser is Pennie Clayton. Hosts are Tessa and Geoff Fox. Thank you for your involvement and hospitality.

The morning will be filled with theory, and the afternoon session practical work with the horses. The main topic is the calming signals of horses. These are signals that horses give when they want to calm themselves or when they find situations in the environment challenging.

By showing various photo and film clips taken of every day horse-horse and horse-human interactions I will show you what calming signals look like and when they occur. The multiple photo and film clips will help you to identify and recognise when and why calming signals are being used.

It will help you to see more accurately when your horse is tense or when he starts to relax. This enables you to optimise your relationship with your horse, your communication skills, help with socialisation programmes, and with your training.

After lunch there will be a practical session with horses, where you will be able to clearly see horses using calming signals “in real life”. Also Rachael will show you how to apply your knowledge of calming signals when working and living with horses.

This lecture is the outcome of a study I started 3 years ago in which I analysed in detail 225 films of domestic horses interacting with each other or with humans. If you are interested and you want to sign in for the lecture in East Sussex, please go to the facebook page of Pennie Clayton.

Or mail to

Tickets are £ 45.00 per day and there are 20 places available. Advance booking only.

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Book Calming signals of horses on market in 2017

With pride I can announce that I have signed a book contract with publisher Taylor & Francs. The last year I have dedicated to putting my research findings on paper and include explanatory pictures.  I will hand in the manuscript this coming December.  The book will be titled

Language signs & calming signals of horses

Recognition & Application

The book will be on the market for sale in the summer of 2017 in England, The United States of America, Canada, Australia, China and India. Or at that time  can be bought in various internetstores like

The book consists of 176 pages and approximately 275 pictures. The book gives a detailed description of the various language signs horses give, with a special emphasis on the calming signals. Communication ladders with including signals show how horses respond to incentives in their environment, when they experience increasing, remaining or decreasing tension. Additionally I give tips on the use of the communication ladders and calming signals to improve the wellbeing, socialisation and training of your horse.

If you want me  to keep you posted on the exact publication date, click here.

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Lecture in Bolney- England sold out

soldoutgraphicOn Saturday the 26th of November I will be lecturing on calming signals of horses in Bolney England. Main topic are the calming signals of horses. With the help of various pictures and films the calming signals are explored in the morning. Answered are questions as: what are calming signals? When are they used? What do they look like? In what variations do they occur? We also discuss the importance of these signals being recognised in the socialisation and training of the horse. In the afternoon we will be working with the horses. Practical exercises will show how the knowledge of calming signals can be implemented. The lecture has been sold out in very short notice.

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Can’t wait…… visit the spring lecture in the Netherlands

Are you curious and is the summer of 2017 to far away to get all the information you need. Then it is possible to already book me for a lecture.
If you do not mind traveling. I will be organising a lecture in the spring of 2017 in the Netherlands. You can already sign up by sending me a mail. I will send you detailed information in January 2017.

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