Professor Frank Ödberg holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology (Ghent University) and an MSc in Zoology (Edinburgh University). He has contributed to the development of applied ethology since 1968. His research interests focussed on the study of ethological and neurobiochemical determinants of conflict-induced stereotypies and on horse behaviour.
He has been riding since childhood, competed in dressage and trained horses up to the high school. He is an advocate of the more animal-friendly baroque riding philosophy