A very happy horse

Webinar – How Happy Is Your Horse with Jo Hockenhull

Research has previously focused on recognising and assessing negative emotions in horses, for example, depression, pain and discomfort. Recently more attention is being given to understanding how to recognise happiness in our horses. This is great to see but research is very much still in the early days. 
In this webinar, we will be exploring what research has been done on happiness in horses to date and discussing your thoughts and experiences – how you tell whether your horse is happy, and what makes them happy? 

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In this short survey, we would like to explore your thoughts on this topic. The results will be discussed in a webinar on 10th March 2022. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous!

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Join us by studying your own horse/s and discussing what you feel makes your horse happy!


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A little about Jo

Jo Hockenhull is an animal behaviour and welfare research scientist at Bristol Veterinary School where she’s worked since she completed her PhD looking at the welfare of UK leisure horses. In her time at Bristol, she has conducted welfare-related research on a range of species, from livestock, to cetaceans, but her passion has always been horses and she always has some horse research on the go. She has had Irish Cob Oscar on part loan for 10 years since he arrived on her yard as a very gangly 4-year-old and he keeps her on track with all things horsey. 

Members can watch Jo’s previous webinar – What Do We Know About The Horse-human Bond
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10 Mar 2022


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 10 Mar 2022
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm