Saturday, November 21, 2020

Youtube channel highlights equine behaviour

Three scientists with an interest in equine behaviour have joined forces to launch a YouTube channel called “Equine Science Talk International” dedicated to explaining the discoveries of equine research and what they mean for riders, trainers, and researchers.

Professor Konstanze Krüger of Nurtingen-Geisslingen University is Germany’s first Professor of Equine Management. Her main areas of research are the behaviour of wild living horses, and social learning and social cognition in horses.

She is joined by Dr Laureen Esch, a veterinary surgeon, whose doctoral thesis was on equine behaviour, now specialising in equine dentistry, and Dr Isabell Marr, an independent horse trainer for western riding, who qualified as a stable manager before moving on to study animal biology and biomedical sciences.

Translations are provided by Kate Farmer, a journalist, horse trainer and independent equine behaviour researcher. The videos are available in English and German.

Topics covered include: How do horses interpret the world differently on their left and right sides? Why do some horses become aggressive? The key to successful training, and the meaning of positive and negative reinforcement.

For more details, see:      (English)         (German)

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