This program brings together research work in ethology with the everyday life of professionals. Researchers, instructors, popular science specialists and equestrian experts develop theoretical and practical issues to promote the use of horses in a way that respects their well-being.

During this course, you will develop your ability to undertake critical analysis and will become familiar with the scientific approach. The themes addressed will open up opportunities for developing equestrian facilities, in terms of organization, diet and school management. You will build scientifically-based arguments to promote your facility and your activities, and to respond to client requests.

The training course takes place over 12 months.
Each module will last 4½ days, from Monday to Friday.

Module 1

Methodology and the basis of equine ethology
March 13 to 17 – La Cense

Module 2

Social relationships
May 29 to June 2 – Lozère

Module 3

Stages in the development of a young horse
June 26 to 30 – La Cense and the Haras des Bréviaires

Module 4

Dietary behavior
September 25 to 29 – La Cense

Module 5

Learning and care
November 13 to 17 – La Cense and the Delphinarium de Plaisance

Module 6

Accommodation and management
December 11 to 15 – La Cense

Module 7

Horses, riders, equipment: observations
January 2018 – La Cense

Exams – 1 day

Target audience

People holding a French Baccalaureat or who have professional experience and are selected by the jury
• Riding professionals
• Equestrian project promoters
• Amateurs


Deadline for registrations : Sunday December 18, 2016
Selection date : Thursday January 5, 2017


The cost of the training is 5,700 euros.

Contact us

Sandra Amiet
+ 33 (0)1 30 88 49 00