The program for the symposium 2018 is currently being updated. As the presentations and the bios of the speakers is coming in, we are putting the information out here. Stay tuned, it will all be complete in a couple of days.
Day One will explore equines in depth, taking into consideration biological, cognitive, psychophysiological and behavioural traits and dynamics, drawing from the fields of cognitive science, trauma neuroscience and ethology. Perspectives drawn from TTouch and the Learning Animals models of mammalian sentience and interspecies interactions will also be provided.
Day Two will explore the horses’ role in equine interaction programs - in particular, within Natural Lifemanship, the Eponaquest Approach, EQUUSOMA Equine-Facilitated Trauma Therapy and HEAL - and will also include naturalistic observations of horse herds, a literature review on horse interactions and relationships, as well as a study about the impact of a specific type of horsemanship activities on therapy horses with and without a history of trauma.