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How Horses Learn is an essential one hour theory-based course for riders, coaches and trainers of all levels and disciplines.

Providing you with a thorough introduction to how horses learn, as well as equine ethology and biomechanics, this equine course, How Horses Learn is designed to teach you the fundamentals of successful horse training.

it is an interesting and enjoyable journey with interactive features, animations and knowledge checks throughout.

What You Learn

How Horses Learn covers a broad range of topics to give you a short, but intensive, introduction to horse handling and training, including:

  • Desensitising
  • Pressure-release
  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Classical conditioning
  • The horse’s mind
  • Differences between horses and humans
  • Natural behaviours of the horse
  • The basics in hand and under saddle
  • Using pressure-release
  • Using rewards
  • Developing habits
  • Avoiding problems

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for How Horses Learn. It is suitable for horse enthusiasts of every age, level and discipline.


Enrolment is automatic and you can begin at any time. Follow the link below to view and buy the course.

Payment is required at enrolment. Once payment has been received, you’ll be able to immediately begin the course. The course is estimated to take one hour to complete, and you will have access for 2 months.