Jan has been an active rider since childhood. He is particularly interested in the scientific background of training horses, as it relates to riding safety and horse welfare.
Professor Jan Ladewig holds a PhD degree in Animal Behaviour from University of California, Davis, USA. He worked as a research associate in Germany, conducting research on behavioural and physiological reactions to stress in cattle, pigs and horses, as well as measurement of motivation in pigs by operant conditioning procedures. He is now a Professor in domestic animal behaviour and welfare at the Copenhagen University, Denmark.