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On-demand Online CPD Courses

  • Last reviewed: 16th April 2024
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Live webinars and training or virtual training to complete in your own time to improve your knowledge and understanding.

Online on-demand CPD courses

Training the Trainer - 2CPD

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performances in the test environment through understanding more accurately about what’s required.

Topics include: movement execution, clear definitions, firewalls, minimising losses whilst maximising gains, new tests, new words and the new direction.

Watch at your leisure - as this is a recording, you have the opportunity to pause and replay, to squeeze out every word of information. 

The purchase of this course includes a 30 day free trial as a 'core' member of the RingCraft Community.

Link will be sent to the email you provide on purchase.

Full Series = 2 CPD Points

COST - £15

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RingCraft - Training the Trainer - 4CPD

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Broaden training objectives to include bettering clients’ performances in the test environment through understanding more accurately about what’s required.

Topics include: movement execution, clear definitions, firewalls, minimising losses whilst maximising gains, new tests, new words and the new direction.

Recordings of remote RingCraft lessons of all levels including new FEI tests and later on in the year, the new BD 2024 tests. 

Watch at your leisure - as this is a recording, you have the opportunity to pause and replay, to squeeze out every word of information. 

The purchase of this course includes a 30 day free trial as a 'core' member of the RingCraft Community.

Link will be sent to the email you provide on purchase.

Full Series = 4 CPD Points

COST - £30

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Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Supporting all Riders (BHS Organised Course)

Join us on Wednesday 22 November at 6.30pm for an online session looking at SEND and inclusion. 

· What do we mean by SEND?

  • The four broad areas of need
  • Communication & Interaction
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Cognition & Learning
  • Sensory and/or physical
  • A brief outline of the SEND landscape – most prevalent areas of need
  • ‘Labels’ of SEND – the pros and cons: the importance of seeing ‘the whole’ learner.

· Understanding inclusion (the ‘what’)

· The importance of inclusion (the ‘why’)

  • Why does it matter?
  • Moral imperative
  • A brief outline of the relevant legislation/legalities to be aware of

· Meeting the needs of our learners (the ‘how’) – practicalities and inclusive strategies.

  • Knowing our learners: The importance of relationships and collaborative working with them and their parents/carers/family.
  • Inclusive communication strategies.
  • Supporting social, emotional & mental health needs: developing learner confidence and easing anxieties, reframing thinking around behaviours that challenge.
  • Strategies to support sensory needs.
  • Strategies to support working memory/attention/retention.
  • Physical adaptations and strategies to support motor skills.

· Sharing of links/resources for further information about specific areas of need.

· Questions (if time, or I will respond to via email afterwards).

· Summary, evaluation and finish

This 2 hour session will award 2 CPD points for BHS coaches, cost is £10 per person.

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BHS Master Series (BHS Organised Course)

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The series consists of four innovative Masterclasses from the very best in the equestrian world with the final episode in the series being a Q&A.

Episode One – Featuring Yogi Breisner FBHS (1 CPD Point)

Improve your balance and accuracy with pole work exercises, demonstrated by top event rider Laura Collett riding her Pau winner, London 52.

 

Episode Two – Featuring Richard Davison FBHS (1 CPD Point)

Looking to get more out of your lateral work or just starting your ‘sideways’ journey?

 

Episode Three – Featuring Caroline Moore FBHS (1 CPD Point)

Caroline introduces us to her three-step process; training to learn, training to compete and training to win. 

 

Episode Four – Featuring Erik Mackechnie-Guire FBHS (1 CPD Point)

'Learning Without Limits'. Erik works with recreational and para riders with limiting factors caused by accident and illnesses to show there really are no limits when you have the will to succeed! 

 

Episode Five – Chat Show

Hosted by Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, The Masters' Series Chat Show is the fifth episode in the series. The episode features some of the BHS's most famous Fellows discussing a variety of topics and subjects, some of which have been suggested by you the BHS member.

 

Full Series = 5 CPD Points

1 point per episode or 5 points for full package

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Autism, Sport and Physical Activity Module (External Course)

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Recognising and understanding the key areas of difficulty experienced by both the participants and the session leaders is vital to providing effective support. 

Cost: £33.00 + VAT

1 CPD Point

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E-Horse Online Courses (External Course)

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E-horse are an award winning Registered Equine CPD provider delivering certified quality education to horse owners in the UK.

 

E-Horse Asymmetrical or lame? Where do we draw the line? - 1 CPD point

Help horse owners to understand normal movement patterns of horses and how movement symmetry of your horse can be impacted by different factors.

£10

 

Equine Emergency First Aid -  3.5 CPD points

A guide to know how to cope in an equine emergency.

£30

 

This selection of online courses is provided by E-Horse.co.uk

TOTAL RECALL – TRAIN YOUR HORSE TO COME TO YOU TRUDI DEMPSEY

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Difficulty catching your horse is a common problem for many horse owners.  This can be especially challenging if the horse is distracted, anxious or in a different environment.

In this webinar equine trainer and behaviour consultant Trudi Dempsey explains why horses may be difficult to catch, and how you can train your horse to reliably come back to you, time after time.

You will learn how to:

• Understand reasons that horses might not want to be caught/recall

• Recognise and interpret body language around catching and recall

• Build trust through positive interactions

• Train a behaviour from start to finish

• Break down your training goal into achievable steps

• Develop patterns that change unwanted behaviour

• Apply basic learning theory in training

• Harness the power of association

• Progress to different environments

• Train around distractions

• Use advanced applications like ‘head up’ from grazing

• Set yourself and your horse up to succeed

• Problem solve

After the presentation, Trudi answered questions from the audience.

This presentation is for horse owners, students, equine professionals interested in horse training and behaviour.

Once enrolled you have 60 days to watch this recording.

 

 

Full Series = 1 CPD Point

 

Cost 

£19

 

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Dr David Marlin Online Courses (External Course)

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The drdavidmarlin.com site is an independent information resource for all equestrians. A source of unbiased, science-based research, we deliver news, and product reviews, with webinars, podcasts and articles covering the full breadth of the equine world.

Below courses are worth 1 CPD point each

 

Early Season Winter Training

Equine Asthma with Dr Kirstie Pickles MRCVS 

Heart Rate, Fitness and Training

Kinesiotaping by Dr. Gillian Tabor

Kissing Spine with Dr Gillian Tabor 

Principles of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation with Dr Gillian Tabor

Strangles by Dr. Kirstie Pickles 

The Equine Neck Anatomy & Function – Dr Gillian Tabor

The Science behind Worming Your Horse 

The Thoracic Sling – Dr Gillian Tabor

The Equine Stifle, Function and Dysfunction – Dr Gillian Tabor

Equine ‘Choke’ with Dr Kieran O’Brien

Horseflies – Natures Terrorists – Dr Kieran O’Brien

Keeping Your Horse Safe with Dr Kieran O’Brien

Biosecurity – what is it and why should you care?

The Stabled Horse – Can we do it better? Dr Kieran O’Brien

In Hand with Dr Gillian Tabor

Equine First Aid – Dr. Kirstie Pickles

The Bare Truth – Farrier Aksel Vibe

 

More information about each course can be found here -  drdavidmarlin.com 

 

Cost - Monthly Subscription from £8

Equine Massage Academy Animal Therapy Online Courses (External Course)

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We offer high quality evidence-based courses, with completion certificates, built on “Empathy, Integrity, Science and Alternative Approaches”. Completing our training will equip you to enhance the welfare and performance of all animals, whether you are an owner or a professional working with them. This training provider is a Member of UK Rural Skills, ensuring our courses meet the highest of national standards and quality assurance.

 

Equine Biosecurity Best Practice Protocols - 1 CPD point

The training is intended for all equestrian premises and industry operators such as livery yards, competition yards etc.  People who work in the industry such as Therapists, Grooms, Riding Instructors all those who need to show their equine customer they can operate strict biosecurity protocols which are essential to stop the spread of disease (we’ve really learned this through Covid-19). 

£35

 

Equine Emergency First Aid -  1 CPD point

A medical emergency is something all custodians of horses dread, whether you are the owner, trainer, groom - you feel responsible for the horse’s welfare. When an emergency does occur, knowing what to do and being prepared can make the difference.

£35

 

Equine Water Treadmill for Training and Rehabilitation -  2 CPD points

This training includes a presentation, a user guide, a comprehensive manual and 8 videos demonstrating and explaining the Equine Water Treadmill process, to assist all users to achieve the best therapeutic goals.

£85

 

Horse Bit and Bridle Assessment -  2 CPD points

A course for equine professionals and horse owners alike. Ill-fitting or wrong selection of bits affects behaviour and movement of the horse. Correct biting improves welfare, performance and can prevent injury. 

£35

 

Racehorse to Riding Horse Aftercare and Retraining - Angela Hall -  1 CPD point

Created from a wealth of experience working with racehorses internationally, the aim of this course is to help make the transition from racing to a new discipline as seamless as possible for every horse based on their individual needs.

£35

 

Training Horses from an Anatomical Perspective -  1 CPD point

Anatomy and associated problems are covered, along with training concepts such as pre-training, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, injury prevention, revealing why horses perform differently and how to maximise performance and reduce injury.

£40

 

This selection of online courses is provided by Animaltherapycourses.com

Horses Inside Out - Gillian Higgins - Series Collections (External Courses)

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Horses Inside Out is an award-winning, internationally recognised organisation founded by Gillian Higgins in 2006.
 
Its purpose is to give riders, coaches, and therapists, in fact, anyone interested in discovering more about horses, a fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training, management and welfare from an anatomical perspective

Series Collection courses are worth 6 CPD points for each collection completed. The episodes are available to watch separately - see website for details. 

Horses Inside Out Webinar Series 1 and 2 Collection £80.00

This collection includes:-
Understanding Your Horse's Back (2)
Pilates for Horses
Poles for Posture
Understanding Muscles and Fascia
Understanding Your Horse's Neck
Understanding and Assessing Posture
Skeletal Maturity and Exercises for Young Horses
Polework and Gymnastic Jumping

Horses Inside Out Webinar Series 3 Collection £40.00

This collection includes:-
Muscular Misconceptions - All about the muscles on which we sit
Anatomy of the Head - Related to health, performance, bridle fit and design
The Biomechanics of Bending - Exercises to improve lateral flexion
The Biomechanics of Collection - Exercises to improve engagement

Horses Inside Out Webinar Series 4 Collection £30.00

This collection includes
The Biomechanics of Lateral Work - Exercises to improve lateral expression and stability
The Biomechanics of Transitions - Exercises to improve strength and harmony
Striving for Straightness - Exercises to improve symmetry and straightness

Horses Inside Out Webinar Series 5 Collection £30.00

Understanding and Assessing Movement 

This collection includes
The Biomechanics of Walk- techniques and exercises to improve the walk and top tips for improving the walk.
The Biomechanics of Trot - techniques and exercises to improve the expression and cadence of the trot
The Biomechanics of Canter - techniques and exercises to improve the quality of the canter                                   

 

More information about each course can be found here - Book here 

Cost - see website for more details 

Horses Inside Out - Gillian Higgins - Individual sessions (External Courses)

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Horses Inside Out is an award-winning, internationally recognised organisation founded by Gillian Higgins in 2006.
 
Its purpose is to give riders, coaches, and therapists, in fact, anyone interested in discovering more about horses, a fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training, management and welfare from an anatomical perspective

Recognising Pain Related Poor Performance with Dr Sue Dyson

CPD points : 6

Cost : £120.00

Horses that aren’t quite performing as they should be is a common issue and can leave you questioning your training and general management to find the answers. One fundamental skill we should all have is the ability to recognise when these issues are pain-related.

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Training the Brain with Dr Andrew Hemmings

CPD points : 5

Cost : £85.00

Covering the anatomy of the brain, how it works and how this knowledge can be applied to handling, training, welfare and management, this recorded online seminar, which also includes a useful insight into stereotypical behaviours and an online brain dissection is a must for therapists, trainers, students and indeed all equine professionals.

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Anatomy in Action Video Course 

CPD points : 6

Cost : £120.00

The Anatomy in Action video collection is a comprehensive, biomechanics course in horse movement. Evaluating paces from walk to gallop, poles to drop fences and lateral work to specialist moves such as the sliding western halt, pesade and capriole, the course comprises of 28 high-definition, slow-motion videos evaluating and clearly explaining the anatomy and biomechanics of the movements. The horses are all working towards their personal best.

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Understanding the Tendons and Ligaments of the Lower Limb 

CPD points : 2

Cost : £35

This on-demand seminar studies the anatomy and biomechanics of the lower leg in detail and focuses on tendon injury and its prevention, early detection, management and rehabilitation.

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The Equiculture Course (External Course)

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Anyone who owns or manages horses or ponies. This course challenges traditional, outdated methods and offers innovative solutions for the forward-thinking horse owner.

Cost: £147.99

2 CPD Points

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Understand Horses online CPD courses (External Course)

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Understand Horses, is a course platform created by equine behaviour consultant Justine Harrison. Several online courses are available from various contributors who are experts in their field including:

An Introduction to Equine Nutrition - 2 CPD points

A better understanding of the horse’s natural feeding patterns, digestive system and nutrient requirements can help you provide a more balanced and appropriate diet for your horse, with consideration of their behavioural needs, welfare and gut health.

£39

 

Understand Equine Body Language - 2 CPD points

A better understanding of how horses communicate and being able to read their body language can help you improve your relationship with your own horse and give you the confidence to make better-informed choices about riding, handling and training and help keep you safe every day. 

£39

 

Understand Horse Behaviour - 2 CPD points

A better understanding of horse behaviour can help you improve your relationship with your own horse and give you the confidence to make better-informed choices about riding, handling, training and competing. 

£39

 

Grey Matters, Understanding the Equine Brain - 2 CPD points

Studying the equine brain gives us insight into how horses perceive the world. By learning about their realms of sensory information and how their cognition processes this information we can understand how best to ensure they survive and thrive.

£39

 

An Introduction to Training Horses with Food - 1 CPD point

How we handle and train our horses is extremely important, not just for our horse's welfare but also for the effect that it has on our relationship and our safety. More horse owners and trainers are looking for humane, compassionate methods of training so positive reinforcement (reward-based training) using food is becoming more popular. 

£39

 

Horses Behaving Badly? - 1 CPD point

Horses with behaviour problems often end up in rescue, pass through the hands of numerous owners, or are sold at auctions where they may be purchased for meat.  The horse's behaviour is also a commonly cited reason for people to seek emergency medical treatment each year. When owners and trainers have an understanding of both normal and 'abnormal' behavioural development in horses it can help mitigate such issues, while also improving horse welfare.

£19

 

How to create a successful training plan - 1 CPD point

This course, from equine behaviour consultant and trainer Trudi Dempsey looks at how to create effective training plans, how to implement them successfully and how to stay motivated. 

£19

 

How chronic pain affects horse behaviour - 1 CPD point

In this presentation equine veterinary behaviourist Roxane Kirton discusses the relationship between chronic pain and behaviour in the horse. She looks at some of the current research into pain expression and shares her approach to assessing chronic pain. She also presents one of her case studies involving a pony who displayed aggressive behaviour to both humans and horses.

 

This selection of online courses is provided by understandhorses.com

 

BEST FRIENDS? AFFILIATIVE BEHAVIOURS IN WILD HORSES

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Modern studies of feral horses are focusing more on the affiliative relationships between band members. But, in domestic settings it can sometimes be difficult to parse out affiliative behaviours when restricted resources increase conflict.

In this presentation equine behaviour consultant and ethologist Samantha Couper shares her stunning films of the Onaqui wild horses in Utah. She examines the affiliative behaviours of wild horses, giving special attention to conflict and, more importantly, how is the conflict ended?

Cost: £19

1 CPD Point

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TRAIN YOUR HORSE TO: WAIT

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This unique course will help you develop the skills needed to train your horse to wait without frustration. No more turning your back to find your horse has crept up behind you or sneaked off to eat grass!

Equine behaviour consultants and trainers Trudi Dempsey and Sooz Foster present this course which includes video lessons,  downloads and training plans to help you train your horse to stand relaxed. 

Cost: £29

1 CPD Point

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WHEN POSITIVE BECOMES TOXIC...

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The pressure on equestrians to be kinder in their training means that more and more are turning to reward-based training methods, but does training with food equal better outcomes for our equines?

In this presentation equine behaviourist and trainer Trudi Dempsey looks at the signs that indicate when a horse is having a hard time training with food. She discusses why these problems may occur and how they can be resolved, sharing her experience of creating better outcomes for horses and their trainers.

Do you think you can't train your horse with food? Do you struggle to understand why your horse ‘mugs’ you when you carry food no matter how careful your timing is? Trudi will show you techniques that answer these questions and more. 

Cost: £19

1 CPD Point

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