Equine Behavior Educational Series

November 5, 7 & 14, 2012     6:30-8:30 pm
Paradee Center, Kent Co Extension Office
Dover, DE

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is excited to offer a three-evening educational series this fall on topics related to equine behavior.

Monday, November 5
“Foundations of Equine Behavior” will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, the workings of the equine brain, normal or natural equine behavior and learning terminology and how horses learn.

Wednesday, November 7
“Handling Behavior Problems” will cover topics such as stereotypies and dealing with common equine behavior issues. This evening will feature a special guest lecturer, Dr. Sue McDonnell from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center who is nationally known as a researcher and speaker on equine behaviors.

Wednesday, November 14
“Working Effectively with Equine Behavior” will cover topics such as positive versus negative reinforcement, a review of current training approaches and common equine welfare concerns.

Advanced registration is required. The registration fee is $10 per session or all three for $25. Light refreshments and take home materials will be included as part of the registration fee. You may attend just one or all three of the sessions. For more information please contact Susan Garey at (302)730-4000 or truehart@udel.edu or Dr. Carissa Wickens at cwickens@udel.edu.

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