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Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminar

  • May 30 - Jun 01
  • Location: Sherwood, Oregon, , USA

What do you get when a fifth-generation horseman teams up with a neuroscientist? Though it sounds like the intro to a joke, it’s actually a winning combination. Well-known horseman and clinician Martin Black paired up with Dr. Stephen Peters, a neuropsychologist who specializes in brain functioning, to collaborate on Evidence-Based Horsemanship. EBH, as it’s commonly called, combines Peters’ understanding of brain function with Black’s keen observation of subtle horse behavior to create “best practices” in all areas of horse training and care. Together they explore everything from how a horse's past experiences affect its current behavior to how/when chemicals are released in the horse’s brain and the impact of those chemicals on the behavior of the horse. Most importantly, the pair explains how to use the different neurochemical states to our advantage when working with our equine partners. Evidence-Based Horsemanship seminars are designed to give equine enthusiasts of all disciplines a unique learning experience that is valid for all horses and any breed. Evidence-Based Horsemanship combines science and the understanding of brain function with an empirical understanding of the subtleties of a horse's behaviors, reactions, and chemical states. This is an excellent opportunity to explore and deepen your understanding of horses from two distinguished professionals with decades of experience in their respective fields. These Educational Seminars are an interactive learning approach which will combine science and empirical observation through classroom, multi-media presentations, discussion, demonstration and observations of horses, and horse brain dissection. The tuition for this event is $250. Participants can pre-register by visiting http://www.releasethebrace.com/evidence-based-horsemanship-1.html. Evidence-Based Horsemanship Seminar with Martin Black and Dr. Stephen Peters May 30-June 1 Parker Stables Organized by Dr. Joe Lally, drjoe@horsechiro.com Sherwood, Oregon (approximately one hour from Portland) Friday, May 30, 6-8 p.m. is a free introductory session Saturday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.