Webinars

L'éducation et la formation du jeune cheval de travail Part 2 - The education of the young working horse Part 2
Speaker: Henri Spychiger (Switzerland) Henri was a school teacher, an agricultural engineer and one of the last cavalry officers trained by the Swiss Army. For 38 years he produced milk on his farm in the Swiss Jura, at an altitude of 1.200 m above sea level. He did all the farmwork with Franches-Montagnes horses, but also bred and trained horses, mainly of this Swiss breed. The FM breeding society elected him as it’s first chairman. He also trained people and all his life he was a strong...
L'éducation du jeune cheval de travail - The education of the young working horse
Abel Ibanez Marti, chair of the Spanish working horse association ANTA La Esteva and professional market-gardener will speak about: L'éducation du jeune cheval de travail (the education of the young working horse) The presentation is in French.
The importance of Working Equids in Mountain Areas
Accepting the challenge proposed by the Mountain Partnership, the Equid Power Network* (www.equidpower.org) organised a virtual event to promote the importance of Working Equids in Mountain Areas, as a contribution to the celebrations held for International Mountain Day 2020. During this event, four guest speakers present different case studies from different parts of the world, highlighting the economic, ecologic and social importance and of working equids in mountain areas. Case Studies: Case...
Overview of the welfare of working equids in Latin America
Speaker: Tamara Tadich Brief Summary: Tamara Tadich will talk about the different types of work equids do in Latin America, and the welfare challenges they have! Biographical note: Tamara Tadich, She studied veterinary medicine at the Universidad Austral de Chile, afterwards she continued her studies with an MSc. in Equine Sciences (univ of Edinburgh) and PhD in Veterinary Sciences (Universidad Austral de Chile). Currently she is an associate professor at the Veterinary Faculty of the...
Webinar:  Feeding Working Equids
Our speaker from this webinar is Mariano Hernandez Gil (Mexico) Mariano will talk about nutritional requirements, highlighting aspects to be taken into account when moving from small donkeys to big horses, to finally share some ideas on management in different conditions to promote performance and sustainability. Mariano obtained a first degree in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2000. He then moved to the Autonomous University of...
Webinar:  The importance of dental care for the health and welfare of (working) equids.
Speaker: João B. Rodrigues DVM PhD
FECTU Webinar - Modern Animal Traction
A webinar by three of Europe’s leading experts on animal traction which will focus on the use of working equids in Europe; the current reality, challenges and opportunities. Equids in Europe are being used in areas such as agriculture, vineyards, forest, urban environments and other activities. This webinar is an excellent opportunity to explore the of the reality in Europe around working equids. Pit Schlechter will start the webinar off by talking about the current situation facing working...
FECTU Webinar with Ben Hart:  The key concepts for training a safe working equid
Ben Hart is one of the UK's leading equine trainers, with a background in agriculture and a family history working with heavy horses. Ben has worked with horses, mules and donkeys all over the world: from mustangs and race horses in California, stock horses in Australia, and working equines in Cambodia and Ethiopia. Ben's use of the science of equine behaviour rather than a one method approach has been successful with traumatised animals at the UK's leading equine charities, and his ability to...