Robots, Rollkur and Roundpens


Equine behaviourist Felicity George reports on the 2012 conference of the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to enhance horse welfare and improve the horse-rider relationship by facilitating research into equine training.  Covering a wide range of equine matters including equine and rider phsyiology and training,  our emotional response to horses, use of the whip, Join-Up, “overshadowing”, vet visits, equine stress, new technologies to evaluate riders’ aids….  Felicity presents a thorough and thoughtful reflection of the many and varied conference presentations, some of which are already having significant practical effect, others have sparked somewhat heated debate!

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