Ben heads up the practice's equine behaviour service, but all of our vets have experience with using equitation science training techniques. We can provide training and assistance with a variety of behavioural issues including:
- Head-shy horses (difficult to bridle, worm or touch their ears, for example)
- Needle shy horses (do you dread the vet coming out for routine vaccinations?)
- Horses that require sedating for the farrier (how much does a set of shoes cost you?!?)
- Horses that resent other procedures such as treatment of their feathers, grooming, tacking up, touching the belly, having their tail touched etc.
Initial consultations cost £50 plus the standard visit fee. Follow up consultations, if required, are charged at our normal hourly rate.
Ben is a member of the International Society for Equitation Science. Further details about the society and its principles of training can be found on their website at http://www.equitationscience.com/home
The basic principles of equitation science training are summarised neatly in this poster.