Discovering you and your horse course

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November 21st-22nd 2020Buy NowLethornesLambourn£250

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Course Information

A unique, classroom based. course suitable for students of all experience levels, who wish to explore how the human brain can play tricks and subtly
influence your decisions and behaviours towards to your horse’s welfare. In world of full of sensationalised headlines and ‘false news’, how can you decide which path to follow for your horse?  

In this course we explore various interpretations of equine and human psychology. Considering what the human brain does with information presented in subtly different ways. We examine the brains shortcuts and decision-making pathways and will develop your skills in how to recognise fake horse news and poor horse advice. You will leave this course enlightened and empowered by your knowledge of how to make the best decisions for your horse.

Delivered by Dr Veronica Fowler, Dr Rosie Jones-McVey with Kelly Marks at IH HQ. Lethornes, Lambourn, Berkshire, RG17 8QP



  • Interpreting horse behaviour
  • Memory formation and use
  • Decision making and cognitive biases
  • Anthropomorphism
  • Who are you today: Bravery and Care
  • Systematic errors in the process of knowing


  • Information value in decision making
  • Dominance
  • Information distortion
  • Yard culture
  • Making decisions for your horse

Feedback from previous course

Thank you for a totally awesome weekend of learning. This has not only impacted on me within the equine world but in all aspects of my relationships with other people and my life in general.  It’s a super course.

My world is very different this morning following your fabulous insightful training. 

Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend it has certainly given us all a new perspective. I loved every second. What a complete eye-opener it was. I am going to be much more aware and mindful of myself (and others) and believe “I am good enough” I feel invigorated and very grateful!

I found the course truly stimulating and motivating – it’s really got me interested in raising my game in terms of making decisions (on my own terms), and setting and reaching goals for the future. I’ve realised my recent accidents have made me just bump along the bottom, unsurprisingly!