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ISES 15th Equitation Science Conference

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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ISES 15th Equitation Science Conference


Guelph, Ontario, Canada


ISES 2019 Conference Schedule

The 2019 International Equitation Science Conference will take place from Monday August 19th to Wednesday August 21st at the University of Guelph campus.

SUNDAY AUGUST 18th

Day 0: PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

8:00-9:00am

Theory Class for Large Animal Technical Rescue (LLC 1714)

9:00-10:30am

Large Animal Technical Rescue Training Workshop A (Equine Guelph Arena)

9:00-10:00am

OVC tour and Vet Museum (meet in front of LLC 1714)

10:30-11:00am

Workshop restaging

11:00-12:30pm

Large Animal Technical Rescue Training Workshop B (Equine Guelph Arena)

11:00-12:00pm

OVC tour and Vet Museum (meet in front of LLC 1714)

12:30-1:15pm

LUNCH on own

1:30-3:00pm

Chair:

Pre-Conference Workshop 1 (LLC 1714)

Lost in translation? Understanding and improving the communication of science in equine communities. Cristina Wilkins and Kate Fenner

3:30-5:00pm

Pre- Conference Workshop 2 (LLC 1714)

An ethogram for horses: Can we all agree on what horses do? Marc Pierard

7:00-9:00pm

CONFERENCE WELCOME RECEPTION & REGISTRATION

Summerlee Science Complex Atrium

Hosted by Terra Nova

MONDAY AUGUST 19th

Day 1: RoZanski hall

6:00 am

Morning walk through the Arboretum. Meet in front of Alumni House

7:00am-5:00pm

REGISTRATION (all day; Rozanski Concourse)

All oral presentations held in Rozanski 103

8:00am

OFFICIAL WELCOME

Katrina Merkies, Chair LCOC

Janne Winther Christensen, President, ISES

Malcolm Campbell, Vice President Research, University of Guelph

8:30-9:30am

PLENARY #1

Chair: Katrina Merkies

Origins: How Humans and Horses Began their Everlasting Friendship

Dr Sandra Olsen; Curator-in-Charge, Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, USA

9:30-9:40am

Poster Blitz Session A (6X1min)

9:40-10:30am

BREAK & EXHIBITORS, POSTER SESSION A (Rozanski Concourse)

10:30-12:00pm

Scientific Session 1: Horse and Rider

Chair: Lena Levison

10:30am

O1

Did you put on weight? The influence of increased rider weight on horse behavioural and physiological parameters. Janne Winther Christensen

10:45am

O2

On-ground rider weight symmetry mirrors balance in the saddle. Mette Uldahl

11:00am

O3

Riders' perception of balance and how it impacts Equine Welfare - Phase 1 - Assessing riders' perception of balance before riding. Christine Ramsey

11:15am

O4

Factors influencing show-jumping performance of top sport horses. Klára Ničová*

11:30am

O5

Investigating safer human-interactions with horses: Tradition vs Science. Meredith Chapman*

11:45am

O6

Equine Response Behaviour to Game Encounters During Horseback Safari Rides. Evelyn Hodgson*

12:00-1:30pm

LUNCH (Creelman Hall)

1:30-2:30pm

PLENARY #2

Chair: Renée Bergeron

What is Equitation Science?

Dr Camie Heleski; Senior Lecturer, University of Kentucky, USA

2:30-2:40pm

Poster Blitz Session B (6X1min)

2:40-3:30pm

BREAK & EXHIBITORS, POSTER SESSION B (Rozanski Concourse)

3:30-5:00pm

Scientific Session 2: Equipment Use

Chair: Cathy Wentworth-Stanley

3:30pm

O7

A comparison of Micklem bridles and conventional bridles fitted with restrictive nosebands. Dean Bucknell*

3:45pm

O8

Changes in pressures exerted on sub-noseband tissues by tightening the noseband. Orla Doherty

4:00pm

O9

An investigation into equestrian spur use in the United Kingdom. Victoria Lewis

4:15pm

O10

Preliminary investigation into the effect of noseband design on rein tension and the force exerted on the frontal nasal plane. Jayne Peters*

4:30pm

O11

Understanding whip use in riders in sports horse disciplines. Jane Williams

4:45pm

O12

Evaluation of Whip Use in British Showjumping. Kirstin Spencer*

5:00-7:00pm

DINNER on own

7:00-8:00pm

CLEVER HANS TALK (Rozanski 103)

Chair: Paul McGreevy

Bush Trails and Horse Tales: Relationships between horses, people, and Indigenous lands in central British Columbia

Dr. Jonaki Bhattacharyya; Senior Researcher, The Firelight Group, Canada

*indicates consideration in student presentation

TUESDAY AUGUST 20th

Day 2: RoZanski hall

6:00 am

Morning walk through the Arboretum. Meet in front of Alumni House

7:00am-5:00pm

REGISTRATION (all day; Rozanski Concourse)

All oral presentations held in Rozanski 103

8:00am

WELCOME

8:15-9:15am

PLENARY #3

Chair: Natalie Waran

Human behaviour change

Dr Nic de Brauwere; Head of Welfare, Rehabilitation and Education, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, UK

9:15-9:25am

Poster Blitz Session C (6X1min)

9:25-10:15am

BREAK & EXHIBITORS, POSTER GROUP C (Rozanski Concourse)

10:15am-11:45pm

Scientific Session 3: Kinematics and Management

Chair: Wendy Pearson

10:15am

O13

A preliminary study investigating the effect of Slow/Trickle Feeders on nocturnal feeding behaviour and time budgets of stabled horses. Barbara Hardman*

10:30am

O14

The Methodological Challenges Associated with Measuring the Equine Stress Response in Real Life Scenarios. Gemma Pearson*

10:45am

O15

Lower neck and forelimb locomotion in horses: a clinical model of nerve root dysfunction. Gwenola Touzot-Jourde*

11:00am

O16

The Effects of Surface and Animal Size on Hoof Loading in Horses. Alexis Szpakowski

11:15am

O17

Asymmetrical Limb Loading in Thoroughbred Racehorses as a Possible Cause for Injury. Danielle Halucha*

11:30am

O18

Impact of a companion horse during stressful situations. Claire Ricci-Bonot*

11:45am-1:00pm

LUNCH (Creelman Hall)

1:00-2:10pm

Scientific Session 4: Welfare and Quality of Life

Chair: Tina Widowski

1:00pm

O19

An investigation of Traveller/Gypsy horse owners’ understanding of the concept of welfare. Marie Rowland*

1:15pm

O20

Informing a Social License to Operate Communication Framework: Attitudes to Sport Horse Welfare. Julie Fiedler*

1:30pm

O21

Prospects of non-invasive stress measuring in equestrian training. Esmeralda Tuomi*

1:45pm

O22

Indicators on the outside: Behaviour and equine Quality of Life. Natalie Waran

2:00pm

O23

Indicators on the inside: Physiology and equine Quality of Life. Hayley Randle

2:15-2:25pm

Poster Blitz Session D (5X1min)

Terra Nova Presentation Shawna Karrasch

2:25-3:00pm

BREAK & EXHIBITORS, POSTER GROUP D (Rozanski Concourse)

3:00-4:00pm

PLENARY #4

Chair: Gayle Ecker

Learning theory across species

Dr Andrew McLean; ESI International, Australia

4:00pm

Sneak peak at ISES 2020 – Hartpury University/Hartpury College, Gloucester, England. Jane Williams

4:15pm

Awarding of oral and poster presentation winners

Book draw for Pasture Management text (2)

4:30-5:30pm

ISES Annual General Meeting

Chair: Janne Winther Christensen

7:00-11:00pm

BANQUET (Brass Taps)

The GMOs – rock and roll dance band

*indicates consideration in student presentation

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21st

Day 3: practical day

7:45am

Buses Leave UoG Campus (pick-up location TBD)

Travel to Ancaster Fairgrounds (~50min)

9:00am

WELCOME

9:10-9:50 am

Chair: Antonia Henderson

Positive Reinforcement Training Demonstration (Arena)

- Presented by Shawna Karrasch (Terra Nova)

9:50-10:30am

Smart Halter for Monitoring Distress Demonstration (Arena)

- Presented by Jeffery Schab (Nightwatch)

10:30-11:00am

BREAK

11:00-11:40am

Chair: Theresa Rondeau-Vuk

Codes of Practice and Equine Welfare Assessment Workshop (Emick Room)

- Presented by Katrina Merkies and Cordy DuBois (University of Guelph)

11:50-12:30pm

Saddle Fitting Theory Lecture (Emick Room)

- Presented by Jochen Schleese (Saddlefit4Life)

12:30-1:30pm

LUNCH

1:30-2:00pm

Hamilton Police Horse Public Order Training Demonstration (Arena)

2:00-2:40pm

Chair: Colleen Brady

Saddle Fitting Live Demonstration (Arena)

- Presented by Jochen Schleese (Saddlefit4Life)

2:50-3:30pm

Technical Sportswear to Improve Riding Position Demonstration (Arena)

- Presented by Allison Pezzack (Visualise)

3:40-4:20pm

Rein Sensor Demonstration (Arena)

- Presented by Menke Steenbergen (IPOS)

4:30-5:10pm

Technical Sportswear to Improve Riding Precision Demonstration (Arena)

- Presented by Dominic Lombardo (equla vert)

5:15pm

CONCLUSION AND FAREWELL

5:30pm

Buses leave to return to UoG

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

MONDAY AUGUST 19th

Session A: 9:40-10:30am

P1

Sue Wilson

Barn or Yard? When given the choice, where does a horse choose to spend its time?

P2

Hayley Randle

A preliminary study of the effects of the number of consecutive days of training and days off on foal recall

P3

Daniela Hayman*

Examining the horse-human bond from the human perspective

P4

Lauren Tufton

The Elusive "Feel" : Exploring the Quality of the Rider-Horse Relationship

P5

Katrina Merkies

The effect of police horse training on the behavioural and physiological responses to different environments encountered on the job

Session B: 2:40-3:30pm

P6

Yuji Takahashi

Electromyographic changes with exercise-induced fatigue on the treadmill in different muscles

P7

Emily Kieson

Preliminary findings of observations of affiliative and stress behaviours in large horse herds with variations in resources

P8

Kyungeun Lee*

Behaviour and heart rate responses in horses exposed to novel stimuli

P9

Michael Guerini

Development of a numeric scale to document and communicate the findings from Saddle Fit Thermograms in an objective manner

P10

Laurie McDuffee

Interpreting Heart Rate Variability Measures in the Stable

P11

Victoria Lewis

Kinematic and saddle pressure analysis of elite side-saddle riders versus novice level sidesaddle riders

*indicates consideration in student presentation

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 2oth

Session C: 9:25-10:15am

P12

Larissa Carr*

A Comprehensive Evaluation of Stress in Horses During Therapeutic Riding Sessions

P13

Tanja Bornmann

Head and neck positions in the ridden horse: An exploration of trends observed in an Australian horse sales magazine from the years 2005 and 2018

P14

Roberta Ariboni Brandi

Effect of horses' reactivity to challenging situations on horse-rider match or mismatch

P15

Jane Williams

What's in a warm-up? A preliminary investigation of how French dressage riders and show jumpers warm-up their horses for competition.

P16

Victoria Lewis

Comparison of Functional Movement Screening Scores between novice and advanced show jumping riders

P17

Menke Steenbergen

Validation of the IPOS Gait Detection Algorithm for horses

Session D: 2:25-3:00pm

P18

Amelia Cameron*

What methods are used to limit horses grazing in the UK and what are horse carers' opinions on these?

P19

Hannah Lydotes*

Ammonia Absorption in Various Equine Stall Beddings

P20

Chloe Wires*

Interpretation and understanding of equine behaviour terminology of participants at the 2018 International Society for Equitation Science conference

P21

Sarah Schlote

The Polyvagal Theory Applied to Horses and Horsemanship


*indicates consideration in student presentation

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