Training and Care: How to Improve Our Horses’ Welfare

Sometimes we as horse people get stuck in our traditions and habits or are influenced by mythology and marketing. But is there a better way? During this live event, we’ll investigate what “good welfare” means and discover what science says about making life better for our horses.
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Training and Care: How to Improve Our Horses
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Sometimes we as horse people get stuck in our traditions and habits or are influenced by mythology and marketing. But is there a better way? During this live event, we’ll investigate what “good welfare” means and discover what science says about making life better for our horses.

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Camie Heleski

Dr. Camie HeleskiCamie Heleski, PhD, MS, is an instructor and adviser in the University of Kentucky equine science and management program. Previously, she worked at Michigan State University, where she was the two-year horse management program coordinator for 25 years. Her applied research interests include equine behavior and welfare, horse-human interactions, and working equids in the world’s developing regions. She’s currently president of the International Society for Equitation Science and has served as scientific chair for the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Canadian equine welfare code committee. Her equine research and outreach efforts have taken her to Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Egypt, and Mali. She enjoys dressage with her Arabian gelding, MSU Ducati.

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Sometimes we as horse people get stuck in our traditions and habits or are influenced by mythology and marketing. But is there a better way? During this live event, we’ll investigate what “good welfare” means and discover what science says about making life better for our horses.1/9/2020 21:30

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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