Behaviour & Handling

Handling in challenging situations


How does the course work?

What you will learn

In this course you will learn about the situations when a horse may become a challenge to handle and how to react appropriately. The topics you will learn about include:

  • when and why a horse may present a challenge to handle;
  • how to deal with defensive and threatening reactions;
  • the circumstances under which it may be necessary to use a form of physical restraint;
  • how to choose a suitable method of restraint;
  • personal protective equipment and other safety precautions;
  • how to apply restraint in a safe and humane manner;
  • the circumstances under which it may be necessary to sedate a horse; and
  • who may apply chemical restraint and what to bear in mind when using it.

Course format

Online

Authors

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Dr Isabel Imboden