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ABOUT THE TRAINER
Fair Horsemanship is a humane, science-based horse training service created by animal trainer and qualified NAC equine behaviourist, Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm.
Alizé is dedicated to promote non-coercive training methods, to reduce the use of aversive tools and methods in handling and training animals, and to promote species appropriate management. She is most known for being the author of the first equine clicker training book that did not suggest the use of any aversive stimulation.
Alizé provides private lessons and training sessions within South Wales (UK), training days, international talks and online consultations.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Equine emotional and physical health is our priority. We believe pain should be ruled out by a veterinarian before undergoing behavioural modification for unwanted behaviours such as aggression. We also want to encourage regular hoof care, well fitted tack, alternatives to forced weaning/separation from herdmates, the elimination of pain or fear inflicting devices such as whips, dressage sticks, spurs, bits, chains and fixative tack.
Species appropriate horse management.
We promote an equine management style that promotes freedom of movement, daily social interactions between conspecifics, an enriched environment and a forage based diet.
Humane, science-based horse training.
We use antecedent arrangement, positive reinforcement, differential reinforcement, counter-conditioning, habituation and systematic desensitisation. Not only these techniques are scientifically proven efficient with a wide range of species , they are also the more humane approach to behaviour modification. It is important to us to help horse owners avoid the use of negative reinforcement, negative and positive punishment as well as flooding.