Horse owners are constantly bombarded with marketing messages from a wide variety of horse trainers promoting their ‘method’ of training horses. But how can you assess whether these methods are effective or suitable for you and your horse? 

Equine behaviourist Justine Harrison will guide you through this minefield by teaching you how horses learn and the principles of training so that you can make informed decisions for yourself.  In a combination of classroom and practical sessions with horses you will learn about effective handling and training techniques.

Would you like to learn how best to train your horse? You will benefit from an improved understanding of how your own horse learns and gain new practical skills to help train your horse effectively.


The weekend will include presentations and practical exercises with horses, including:

  • How the behaviour of the horse affects your training

  • The principles of training

  • Why different techniques may or may not work

  • An introduction to Learning Theory – the science of how horses learn

  • The effects different training methods have on the horse

  • How to create the best environment for your horse to learn

  • How to increase your horse’s motivation 

  • How to assess your horse’s emotional thresholds

  • Training using LIMA (Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive) principles

  • What makes a great trainer

  • How to analyse and solve training issues

  • When to stop training

  • How to create a tailored training plan for your horse.

This weekend is aimed at horse owners, students and equestrian professionals interested in learning more about training and how it affects the horse.


Early bird rate: £160 for both days (if you pay before 5 July)
Regular rate: £190 (if you pay after 5 July)
Price includes a light lunch and refreshments.

For further information and to buy tickets please email Justine at


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.

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


14 & 15 September 2019


New Barn Livery
Chelford Road
WA16 8SZ