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Sheila Ramsey breeds Connemara horses and instigated research into Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD), a genetic hoof disease that affects ponies of the Connemara breed. In this audio she discusses how a continued, concerted social media campaign generated international momentum and resulted in policy changes by breed societies worldwide.

Marc discusses how commencing riding at age 32 was difficult as well as talking about his research and working with Andrew McLean.  He discusses the impact of destiny and relative aggressiveness in a newly formed group of horses as well as social behaviour and group housing.

Iris discusses her research into the timing between the click and the reward. She talks about her journey around the world starting with a grey pony at her local riding school, then on to dressage and cutting horses and how horses have aligned with her studies.

Meredith discusses why it is important to train horses on the ground before you get on their back.  The more time spend on the ground with your horse the easier it is when you ride.

In this audiocast, Assoc. Prof. Kirrily Thompson discusses why it is important to work on your relationship with your horse, remember that horse are controlled by humans. Dr Kirrily is a horse owner and a Cultural Anthropologist, with a special interest in human-horse relations.

Barbara Paladino is an equine veterinarian who completed a PhD in equine road transportation at the University of Sydney. She currently works as a researcher at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy. She is a member of the organising committee for the 14th International Equitation Science Conference…


In this audiocast, Kate Fenner, a coach, trainer, PhD candidate with the University of Sydney and the Media Officer for ISES. In this audio she discusses the E-BARQ Survey, pilot study for the development of the equine behaviour and research questionaire. The questionaire is now available at: …


Angelo Telatin is a member of the ISES council and Assistant Professor in Equine Science and Management at Delaware Valley College, United States, where he teaches a variety of courses from Equine Behavior to Horseback Riding and Training. Angelo is one of the members of the organizing Committee for the…


Katrina Merkies is a Level II dressage coach in Canada, lectures at the University of Guelph and is a member of the ISES council. She speaks about a study she presented at the recent ISES 2017 Down Under Conference a study on eye blink rate as an indicator of stress…


Equestrian people from all over Australia and the world will travel to the 'Land Down Under' in November 2017 to attend the annual ISES conference this year being held at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November 2017. Click for…

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