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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 Preliminary 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 (PATH 1800)

9:00-10:30am

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

10:30-11:00am

Workshop restaging

11:00-12:30pm

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

12:30-1:15pm

LUNCH on own

1:30-3:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop 1 (PATH 1800)

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 (PATH 1800)

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

7:00am-5:00pm

REGISTRATION (all day; Rozanski Concourse)

All oral presentations held in Rozanski 101

8:00am

OFFICIAL WELCOME

8:30-9:30am

PLENARY #1

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

10:30am

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

10:45am

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

11:00am

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

11:15am

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

11:30am

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

11:45am

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

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

3:30pm

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

3:45pm

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

4:00pm

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

4:15pm

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

4:30pm

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

4:45pm

Evaluation of Whip Use in British Showjumping. Kirstin Spencer

5:00-7:00pm

DINNER on own

7:00-8:00pm

CLEVER HANS TALK (ROZ 101)

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

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

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 20th

Day 2: RoZanski hall

7:00am-5:00pm

REGISTRATION (all day; Rozanski Concourse)

All oral presentations held in Rozanski 101

8:00am

WELCOME

8:15-9:15am

PLENARY #3

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

10:15am

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

10:30am

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

10:45am

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

11:00am

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

11:15am

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

11:30am

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

11:45am-1:00pm

LUNCH (Creelman Hall)

1:00-2:30pm

Scientific Session 4: Welfare and Quality of Life

 

1:00pm

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

1:15pm

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

1:30pm

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

1:45pm

Indicators on the outside: Behaviour and equine Quality of Life. Carol Hall

2:00pm

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

2:00-2:10pm

Poster Blitz Session D (5X1min)

2:10-3:00pm

BREAK & EXHIBITORS, POSTER GROUP D (Rozanski Concourse)

3:00-4:00pm

PLENARY #4

Learning theory across species

Dr Andrew McLean; ESI International, Australia

4:30-5:30pm

Annual General Meeting

7:00-11:00pm

BANQUET (Brass Taps)

The GMOs – rock and roll dance band

 

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

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

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)

12:30-2:00pm

LUNCH

Hamilton Police Horse Public Order Training Demonstration (Arena)

2:00-2:40pm

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

Sarah Schlote

The Polyvagal Theory Applied to Horses and Horsemanship

Sue Wilson

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

Jaymie Loy

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

Daniela Hayman

Examining the horse-human bond from the human perspective

Lauren Tufton

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

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

Yuji Takahashi

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

Emily Kieson

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

Kyungeun Lee

Behaviour and heart rate responses in horses exposed to novel stimuli

Michael Guerini

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

Laurie McDuffee

Interpreting Heart Rate Variability Measures in the Stable

Victoria Lewis

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


 

 

tueSDAY AUGUST 2oth

session c: 9:25-10:15am

Larissa Carr

A Comprehensive Evaluation of Stress in Horses During Therapeutic Riding Sessions

Tanja Bornemann

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

Roberta Ariboni Brandi

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

Maud Chatel

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

Victoria Lewis

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

Menke Steenbergen

Validation of the IPOS Gait Detection Algorithm for horses

session d: 2:10-3:00pm

Amelia Cameron

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

Hannah Lydotes

Ammonia Absorption in Various Equine Stall Beddings

Aimee Bickley

Will I stay or will I go: Are the motivators for equine professionals contributing factors to career longevity?

Linda Greening

Owner perceptions of management factors associated with the display of abnormal locomotor behaviour

Chloe Wires

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

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