On this course, you will examine topics such as equine cognition, associative learning, non-associative learning (habituation, flooding and imprinting), learning theory, ethical equitation and equitation science. You will practically apply your learning to reach a resolution to equine-based behavioural issues.
As part of your learning, you will also develop a sound and usable understanding of the coaching process and the issues influencing this such as physiological processes, barriers to participation, equality and diversity and relaxation techniques.
Studying within the unique grounds of Kirkley Hall Campus you will engage in practical projects, study tours and field visits relevant to your areas of interest and expertise, and undertake a dissertation research project determined by your own interests.
An aligned industrial placement will complement your learning, giving you extensive transferable skills and a comprehensive understanding of wider land-based industry.