How Do Horses Learn Differently Than Humans?

Dr. Camie Heleski offers insight on how horse and human brains differ.

Dr. Camie Heleski offers insight on how horse and human brains differ.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live event, "How Horses Learn." Listen to the full recording here

About the Experts

Camie Heleski, PhD, MS

Camie 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.