Learn without the hassle with the Horse MOOC!
Whatever either your initial level of knowledge, you will follow the progression, without difficulty.
For 3 months, you can enjoy wherever you want, at your own pace:
- 13 videos, 2 hours 40 minutes
lectures, horse observation comments, testimonies…
- 36 teaching aids
presentations used during lessons, written transcripts of speeches, links and digital supports to go further
- 28 varied and fun quiz questions
Or a personal investment estimated at 9 hours.
The key is your training follow-up certificate.
You will find in this module the entire theoretical program of ethological knowledge of the French Equestrian Federation. Everything you always wanted to know about scientific ethology: What is its origin? What does this discipline teach us about horses? How does it differ from ethological riding?
This program presents knowledge that is consensus in the scientific community, as of the state of knowledge in May 2018.
During your progression, you reach the following educational objectives:
Theme 1: Introduction to ethology
Know how :
- Differentiate ethology and ethological riding
- Differentiate observation and interpretation
Theme 2: The natural horse
- Know the methodological principles behind the construction of a time budget
- Knowing that the horse has access to information other than humans
- Understand the factors of group cohesion and the usefulness of the dominance hierarchy
- Use the words appropriately: wild, domesticated, feral, tame, extensive farming
- Recognize the social structures of a herd of horses “naturally” and the dynamics of the formation of a family group
- Distinguish between situations where the horse communicates intentionally and others where its posture can provide information on its state
Theme 3: The horse interacting with humans
- Distinguish awareness, habituation and desensitization
- Know the experiments allowing to characterize the temperament of a horse
- Identify the main differences between the lifestyle of horses in the wild and in domestic conditions
- Cite reference authors and know their area of expertise.