Bitless Bridle Transition- a Behavioural Consideration 

£10.00


17th January 2022

7-9pm Online

An online session to  identify  behavioural signs that horses can show when they are not comfortable in their bit or bridle and how to establish a healthy transition from a bitted bridle to bitless.

 

Description

Bitless Bridle Transition- a Behavioural Consideration 

17th January 2022

7-9pm Online

£10.00

 

Aim:

To identify  behavioural signs that horses can show when they are not comfortable in their bit or bridle and how to establish a healthy transition from a bitted bridle to bitless.

 

Objectives:

In this interactive session you will learn to :

  1. Understand the different types of bitless bridles available and where they apply pressure.
  2. Recognise signs of pain in the horse and the effect of oral pain or constriction on horses movement.
  3. Recognise how bits and bitless bridles give different physical cues to the horse.
  4. Understand how horses learn what different rein aids mean and why horses need to be trained to be ridden bitless
  5. Implement a transition from bitted to bitless

 

Kayna Prescott is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist  (CCAB) registered with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) and is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians.

Kayna completed her BSc Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Biology in 2005 and has worked across the world on research projects including African Wild Dogs in East Africa and Badgers in the UK.

She then travelled to Mongolia to study the behaviour of the Przewalski horses living wild after a successful reintroduction programme. This time spent immersed in the study of ethology of the horse inspired and influenced her work with domestic horses. Kayna has owned, competed and trained her own horses since childhood and spent several years enjoying daily riding through the African bush. Since returning to the UK Kayna has developed her own private Consultancy business. She is also an Equine Sport Massage Therapist (IAAMT)holding qualifications in Bit and Bridle fitting (LANTRA) and is a member of the World Bitless Association. Kayna currently works as the Lead Behaviour for The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

Kayna runs her behaviour consultancy Brighter Equines and is available for equine consultancy, remedial behaviour work,  and academic support and writing.

We cannot think of anyone more qualified as an equine behaviourist and hands-on horse professional, to discuss bitless riding and  bridle fitting ensuring high welfare and care of the horse.

 


We will be delivering this session via Zoom and to achieve a CPD Certificate, a short confirmation of learning assessment will be available at the end of the session (we have introduced this to ensure that criteria for our organisations learning objectives are met for us to present CPD- we want to ensure that your are learning with us- not watching TV at the same time!) We would recommend that you view this session for a PC/Laptop if possible as some material may not be mobile optimised

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