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Recognizing Affective States in Equine

Time limit: 90 days

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Full course description

Recognizing Affective States in Equine Online Course Overview

We are comfortable with addressing a horse's physical and biological needs, yet often fail to address the animal's psychological well-being. This course is intended to prepare the learner to recognize affective states and use them in evaluating and improving horse well-being.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to recognize affective states in horses.
  • Recognize key concepts and terminology used to describe affective states in horses.
  • Identify emotional states conveyed by individual parts of the horse's head and body.
  • Describe how horses process information about their environment and how this can impact their behavior.  
  • Compare behaviors when a horse is interacting with other horses, other types of animals, or humans.
  • Reflect on how the information presented here will affect how you interact with and manage horses.

Course Outline

You can work on this course any time, 24/7 for up to 60 days. You will watch videos, engage in learning activities and take quizzes. The course is divided into four modules, which can be completed at your own pace. Each module should take approximately 00 minutes to complete.

To complete the course, you must access all pages and earn at least 80% on all assessments. A certificate will be available to download after the course is completed.

Total Time Estimate:    4 hours

Topic Overview

  • The Importance of Affective States
  • The Language of the Horse
  • The Senses
  • Identifying Abnormal States
  • Utilizing Affective State in Assessing Management

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