ISES Conference | AàC | 2016

Du 23 au 25 juin 2016, l’International Society for Equitation Science sera accueillie à Saumur pour sa douzième conférence et pour la première fois en France.

Le sujet de cette conférence portera sur « Understanding horses to improve training and performance : Incorporating ethological methods to optimize rider-horse-communication »

Des démonstrations par des professionnels équestres seront présentées pendant la conférence :

Session 1: Science in practice

  1. Associating work, health and performance in riding and horse-management – Nicolas Sanson (IFCE)
  2. Presentation of the behavioral tests developed by ifce – Léa Lansade and Marianne Vidament (IFCE) : “Simple personality tests for saddle and draught horses performed during breeding evaluation” “BAC” = evaluation of learned abilities and behavior for driven horses.
  3. Development of a portative electroencephalogram for horses – Hugo Cousillas (University of Rennes 1)

Session 2: Everyday use of equitation science

  1. Applied learning theory and the basic responses : ground work and ridden work – Andy Booth
  2. A Riding School’s Story of Managing Equine Welfare based on Equitation Science Principles and Evidenced Based Outcomes – Jill Carey (Festina Lente, Ireland)
  3. Teaching airs above ground at the French national riding school – Colonel Patrick Teisserenc
  4. Core Connection-the rider’s intrinsic biomechanics – Lindsay Wilcox-Reid
  5. Using ground work to improve motivation : application to show jumping horses – Manuel Godin

La Cense

La conférence en elle-même s’organisera selon le schéma suivant :

Introductory talk

The basics of learning theories – Sue McDonnell (University of Pennsylvania)

Session 1 : « Health and safety of horses and riders during training »

Plenary talk: Biomechanical effects of training surfaces on the locomotor system – Impact on the horse’s health – Nathalie Crevier-Denoix (Veterinary school of Alfort)

Session 2 : « Improving performance across disciplines through acknowledgment of the horse’s temperament and its learning abilities »

Plenary talk: Relationship between temperament and rideability – Léa Lansade (IFCE)

Session 3 : « Understanding horse’s learning and cognitive abilities to improve training »

Plenary talk: Memory systems in animals and human – Ludovic Calendreau (INRA)

Session 4 : “Understanding and measuring working horses’ welfare”

Plenary talk: Favouring positive working conditions to ensure horse welfare and rider safety – Clémence Lesimple (University of Rennes 1)


Résumé de l’appel à contribution :

The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) aims to facilitate research into the training of horses and other equids to enhance equine welfare and improve the horse-rider relationship.

Riders need principles from an ethological approach to training by gaining knowledge and insight into horse behaviour, its learning and cognitive abilities. The aim of the 12th ISES conference is to assess the answers and tools you can provide them.

The ISES conferences serve as platforms where latest research findings and their application in practice can be communicated and discussed. ISES is especially encouraging submissions in the following areas:

  • Health and safety of horses and riders during training.
  • Improving performance across disciplines through acknowledgment of the horse’s temperament and its learning abilities.
  • Understanding horse’s learning and cognitive abilities to improve training.
  • Understanding and measuring working horses’ welfare.
  • Means to reach and communicate with riders on equitation science.
  • Topics of interest to Equitation Science will be considered.

Date limite de soumission du résumé : 15/02/2016

Les informations complémentaires (Detailed submission guidelines ; Abstract submission form ; Call for Abstracts -Pdf) sont disponibles sur le site de l’ISES

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