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  • Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH (map)
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Would you like to understand how your horse communicates and to be able to read his body language?

A better understanding of how horses communicate and being able to read their body language can help you improve your relationship with your own horse and give you the confidence to make better-informed choices about riding, handling and training and help keep you safe every day.

This evening talk is an introduction to equine body language and communication. You will benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse behaves, how they communicate with each other and with us as well as gaining new practical skills to recognise when your horse is stressed, frightened, relaxed or in pain.

You will learn about:

  • how horses communicate

  • how to read equine body language

  • how to recognise pain, stress and fear

  • how to assess the horse’s emotional thresholds

  • recognising the best time to train your horse

  • tips to improve your horse’s behaviour and reduce stress

This evening talk is aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in learning more about horse behaviour.

CPD attendance certificates will be available, please email Justine if you would like one.

TICKETS £17.50

Tickets are limited and need to be purchased in advance, no tickets will be available on the door.

Ticket price includes refreshments.



Justine is a fully certified member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). She is also the organisation’s UK Chair, a member of the Application Review Committee, and a Mentor for both the IAABC's Online Mentorship programme and the Animal Behaviour Consulting Principles & Practice course. Justine is also registered as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and the organisation’s Vice Chair.

In addition to helping horse owners solve their horse behaviour problems Justine regularly writes for a number of equestrian magazines worldwide including Horse, Horse & Hound, Your Horse, Endurance GB, Horse & Rider (US & UK), Bit (Netherlands), Horses & People (Australia), Horse Deals (UK & Australia), The Sun, nutritional supplement company VetVits and Petplan Equine Insurance.

Justine lectures on the BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science Degree at Writtle University College and also acts as an expert consultant in legal disputes and court cases involving equine behaviour.

For further information about Justine please click here.

Earlier Event: 29 September