What can you expect from the online course ‘Calming Signals’?
Available end of October
In three parts we’ll dive into the world of Calming Signals. The course mainly consists of videos so that you can really learn to observe and analyse. The video material makes this such a valuable addition to the book.
In Part 1 the focus is on the Calming Signals themselves. What different signals are there, how can you recognize them individually and how can you use the communication ladder to learn to understand them?
In Part 2 we’ll zoom in on tension and stress. What signals should you learn to recognize? How does the principle of displacement behaviour work; and what if a horse no longer shows any signals and shuts down? Of course you will also use the communication ladder again in this chapter.
In the last part we will apply the calming and stress signals in practice. Case studies will allow you to really begin to put the calming signals into practice. How can you as a human being use them in your interactions with horses? We’ll cover all this and more!
What can you expect from the online course ‘Scentwork’?
Available in 2024
In three parts we’ll take you into the world of Scentwork with horses. The course mainly consists of videos so that you’ll be able to take away plenty of practical examples and explanations. The video material makes it a valuable addition to the book.
In the first part we’ll dive into what Scentwork is and how it can serve to improve the horse’s well-being, development, learning abilities, socialization and relationships with us humans. You’ll also learn more about the horse’s nose and biomechanics during Scentwork.
In Part 2 we’ll discuss how you can start Scentwork and other sensory enrichment exercises with your horse. How can you introduce these exercises? You’ll again receive practical examples and explanations.
In the last part we’ll look at case studies. How has Scentwork contributed to the development of horses that Rachaël has worked with in the past?