“A Horse is a Horse, of Course!?” – 4th International Symposium promoting the safety, care and well-being of equines in Animal Assisted/Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Programs.
In consideration of and true to maintaining the ethics and guidelines of equine welfare and well-being, NO horses will be part of the symposium, and presentations will NOT include horses.
It’s that time again: Don’t miss the chance to present at the next “A Horse is a Horse, of Course!?” International Symposium and/or be added to the 2020 compendium!
You are invited to submit your chapters and apply to present at the next Symposium. Material should be relevant to the Equine Assisted/Facilitated field and be an original contribution, with particular focus on RESEARCH IN(TO) HORSE-HUMAN INTERACTIONS and/or SPECIFIC HORSE RELATED INFORMATION. Share your newest research, all with the focus on equines and their safety, wellbeing and welfare, with other practitioners in the industry, helping them to understand the new research and clinical practices
To put minds into motion to improve the safety, care and well-being of horses, donkeys and mules in equine interaction programs through science, compassionate inquiry, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
NOTE: by submitting a paper, you are consenting to:
If your paper is chosen for inclusion in the 2020 Symposium and/or Compendium, you will be asked to sign a contributor agreement consenting to the above terms.
CONTENT OF CHAPTER SUBMISSIONS
All work must be original (except for material in the public domain, and material included with written permission of the copyright owners), and must not have been previously published. References must be included.
Papers must focus on issues pertaining to equine welfare and wellness, or on the role, safety and well-being of equines in the context of equine-assisted/facilitated interventions. Even if you are writing about a specific approach to equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapy or learning, your focus must be on the horses themselves to give them a voice.
The 2020 Symposium has two themes. You will need to choose the ONE that best fits your research and specify this under the title of your paper.
This theme includes topics related to equine health, horsemanship, cognition, behavior, social upbringing, physiology, etc., drawing from the fields of cognitive science, biology and ethology. If you are submitting an article for Theme One, please include in your paper an explanation of why and how your research will benefit horses and support their wellbeing in equine interaction programs.
DEADLINE AND ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Completed submissions must be received by June 1, 2020.