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:
- 26 videos, 4 hours 40 minutes
lectures, horse observation comments, testimonies…
- 70 teaching aids
presentations used during lessons, written transcripts of speeches, links and digital supports to go further
- 30 varied and fun quiz questions
Or a personal investment estimated at 15 hours.
The key is your training follow-up certificate.
Have you always wanted to know more about the horse's behavior and improve its domestic living conditions? With this module, learn to observe and recognize their behaviors, emotions and interactions to progress in this way.
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: Knowing the horse's senses to understand its behavior
- Knowing that the horse has access to information other than humans
- Know the main characteristics of the horse's vision
- Know that the horse hears sounds that we cannot hear
- Understand how the horse reads information in odors
- Recognize that the horse has a very low sensitivity threshold
Know how :
- In situations such as obstacle or outdoor work, understand that the horse needs to be able to adjust the position of its head to see
- Observe the food preferences of horses as a product of their experience
- Determine if the horse appreciates contact in a given context through observation.
Theme 2: Horse behavior
- Differentiate observation and interpretation
- Learn how researchers budget a horse's time and know the average time budget of a horse in the field
- Understand behavioral repertoires as constructs of researchers to answer questions
- Deepen knowledge through recent studies
- Identify the main types of stereotypies and recognize a horse with them
- Recognize and name certain behaviors out of context
Theme 3: Social behavior
- Recognize the main communication signals of the horse
- Learn good practices to allow horses to have social relationships
- Know affiliative behaviors
- Use the words appropriately: wild, domesticated, feral, tame
- Recognize the social structures of a herd of “natural” horses
- Recognize a positive or negative interaction by observing the whole horse
- Know that it is important for the young person to grow up in freedom with other young people and with adults
Theme 4: Reading a horse
- Know the experiments allowing to characterize the temperament of a horse
- Understanding the principle of pain scales in horses
- Understand that humans generally have trouble detecting pain in horses
- Recognize pain as a mental construct
- Evaluate the part of the horse's personality in its performance
- Choose a serene and experienced rider according to the sensitivity of the horse