Behaviour & Handling

How horses learn

How does the course work?

Online Course duration

1 h 15
Online learning

What you will learn

In this course you will find out about how horses learn and how to apply this knowledge to everyday situations. The topics covered include:

  • Why horses behave the way they do
  • Important differences between a horse’s and a human’s sensory perception and how this will affect the way a horse behaves
  • How to communicate with a horse in a way that it understands
  • The differences between associative and non-associative learning
  • How the different types of learning can be used when training horses
  • Why character and previous experience can make every horse a little different

Course format



Dr Isabel Imboden