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  • Quob Equestrian Centre, Southampton, Hampshire (map)
Understand your horse

Would you like to learn why your horse behaves the way he does and how to recognise his body language?

A better understanding of horse behaviour and 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, training and competing.

This one day workshop is an introduction to horse behaviour and body language. The day will include presentations as well as observational exercises with horses. You will benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse behaves and gain new practical skills to help keep, manage and train your horse.

You will learn about:

• different aspects of horse behaviour (including play, sleep, their social life, eating, drinking, movement, reproduction etc)
• the horse's behavioural needs
• tips to improve your horse’s behaviour and reduce stress
• equine communication
• reading equine body language
• how to recognise pain, stress and fear
• how to assess emotional thresholds
• practical observation of the horse’s body language

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



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: 9 July