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Equine experts share insights in new video series that puts the horse front and centre

Eight-part, free-to-view series focuses on the advice horses would want their owners to take

World Horse Welfare is thrilled to announce the release of its new online video series, “Horses Explained.” This comprehensive series aims to provide horse owners and equine professionals with expert advice on horse management, welfare, health and behaviour. The series premieres on Friday 5th July, at 2PM, with the first episode available to watch HERE from then. New videos will be launched weekly, with the first series covering eight fascinating and in-depth topics. 

Hosted by Jordan Headspeath, a former groom at World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm and a passionate horse owner herself, “Horses Explained” sees Jordan engage with top industry experts to discuss essential topics every horse owner needs to know.

The series offers a holistic approach to equine health care, covering routine health checks, addressing problem behaviours, creating enriching environments and planning suitable, fibre-based diets. Jordan, leveraging her own experience as a horse owner, asks the critical questions that resonate with all horse enthusiasts.

Rebecca Boulert, World Horse Welfare education officer, emphasizes the significance of this series: “These new “Horses Explained” videos are the advice your horse would want you to take! Our advice pages have long been a go-to for top-quality help with all aspects of keeping horses, and we are constantly updating and improving them. The addition of these videos marks a step-change, and each one features experts in that field, so you know you can trust the advice is coming from the best sources. We are already planning the next series, and there will be plenty more to come – there’s just so many topics for us to tackle.”

The first episode is titled “How do horses learn?” and features clinical behavioural expert Gemma Pearson. Other experts to feature in the first series are:

  • Gemma Pearson and Roxane Kirton – Equine vets and clinical animal behaviourists
  • Sharon Smith – Equine psychologist
  • Rosa Verwijs – Lecturer and behaviourist
  • Teresa Hollands – Equine nutritionist
  • Stuart Altoft – Equine vet
  • Ian Notman – Farrier
  • Julia Garrett – Saddle fitter
  • Christine Hopley – Equine physiotherapist

The upcoming seven additional episodes in this first series cover Assessing your horse’s behaviour; Common behavioural/training issues and management tips; What are the 3Fs?; What are the 5 Domains?; Annual horse health plan essentials; Nutrition – where to begin? and Managing your horse’s environment.

Describing the series Jordan Headspeath shares her excitement: “As all of us horse owners know, you never stop learning. You learn something new every day and I’m sure everyone who watches this series will discover something that they can usefully apply when working with their own horses and ponies. It has been an honour and a privilege to interview some of the world’s leading equine experts in the making of this series and I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have enjoyed being a part of the team who created it.”

New episodes will be released weekly and will be available on the World Horse Welfare education YouTube channel and the newly revamped advice area of their website.

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