Join World Horse Welfare on Wednesday 28th July at 7pm for the third in their series of webinars that focuses on equine mental wellbeing. This month they are looking at ‘How to restrain horses appropriately’. You can book your place here.
Do you have a horse that is reluctant to be tied up or stand still? Do you have trouble clipping or deworming? Or is your horse difficult to inject? In all these situations, being able to restrain the horse in a way that is effective and humane is key to getting the job done safely. In this webinar, held in conjunction with the University of Nottingham, Dr Gemma Pearson will guide us in how to restrain horses using learning theory, a highly effective method that can transform equine behaviour. As part of this she will discuss the use of licks, food, and sedatives, and the role in equine handling of twitches and other types of physical restraint.
As well as being an equine vet, Gemma is one of only a handful of certified clinical equine behaviourists in the UK. The combination of these two qualifications gives her a powerful insight into equine behaviour and training, and her methods are highly effective.
Following her presentation, Gemma will be joined for a panel discussion by Brad Hill, an equine vet who has worked in first opinion practice and is now a member of the equine teaching team at Nottingham Vet School, and Tony Evans, one of World Horse Welfare’s Field Officers who has over 40 years of experience in many facets of the equine industry. This will lead into a Q & A session in which you will have the chance to ‘ask the experts’ any questions you may have on the topic of restraining horses.