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Dealing with a rescue pony who presented with a significant fear of humans



Presented by Loni Loftus.

Loni presents a case study involving a rescue pony taken into a welfare charity as part of a large hoarding case. The pony presented with significant fear of humans, having lived unhandled in an owned herd since birth. Loni will discuss relevant history, differential diagnosis, the behaviour modification programme, and the outcome of the case. This case highlights the complexities of working with horses and ponies who have suffered prior trauma. Video footage will be shown demonstrating the behaviours and techniques used to improve the pony’s emotional and behavioural responses to people and handling.

By the end of the webinar delegates will have enhanced their understanding of how horses can develop fear responses to humans, the differential diagnostic principles associated with equine behavioural cases, and treatment modalities appropriate for horses with prior trauma.

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