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Antonia Henderson

Antonia (Toni) Henderson has just this year retired as a psychology professor from Vancouver’s Langara College in British Columbia, Canada where she taught a variety of psychology courses including the Psychology of Human Animal Relationships. Her particular focus has been in interpersonal relationships, attachment, and the human animal bond. She continues to work as a research psychologist – teaching, consulting, and writing about the psychology of human/animal relationships, and particularly humans’ relationships with horses. Although Toni has a credible publication record in academic journals, her hope is to cast a wider net by reaching the general horse public, with the goal of improving psychological wellbeing for sport horses. Since 2011 she has been a regular contributor to the horse magazines Horse Sport and Horse Canada writing about the science and psychology of equine behaviour. Toni has a strong practical background in the equine industry (working as groom, rider, instructor, and manager for several years). She has owned, bred, imported, and successfully competed her own horses in the hunter/jumper, and dressage, disciplines, and currently competes her own 8-year-old Hanoverian dressage horse, “Farah”.

Much of her current writing can be accessed at

under Articles and then Behaviour and also Welfare


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