Behavioural Wellbeing - (15 credits)

Approaching horses with behavioural issues should take a holistic view of the wellbeing of the horse. The ability to identify pain in its many guises, effects of and an awareness of the effects of therapeutic interventions on behavior is an important requirement when assessing the cause and maintenance of behavioral problems. An appreciation of and the ability to work alongside other industry professionals such as vets and physiotherapists is significant for any behavioural scientist to ensure that they follow the correct procedures when dealing with individual behaviour cases, putting the welfare of the horse first.