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Recognising Pain-Related Poor Performance
On-Demand Seminar for Equestrian Professionals
with Dr Sue Dyson

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Horses that aren’t quite performing as they should be is a common issue and can leave you questioning your training and general management to find the answers.  One fundamental skill we should all have is the ability to recognise when these issues are pain-related.


It’s easy to overlook mild, multi-limb lameness and mild pain-related issues but it’s essential for the welfare of the horse to be able to identify when this is the problem.


Dr Sue Dyson has developed a straightforward system for assessing horse movement and comfort. In this online seminar, she will explain how to use this system, sharing tips, techniques and giving you the confidence to recognise pain related poor performance.  


For the good of the horse this online seminar is something all coaches, therapists and professionals within the equine industry need to see. 

This seminar is perfect for coaches, instructors, therapists, other veterinary para-professionals, professional riders and students.

What's Included?

Video Presentation 1: 1hr 50minutes


How to recognise low-grade lameness

and question and answer session

It is relatively easy to recognise moderate to severe unilateral lameness but low-grade multilimb lameness is more challenging, but can have a profound influence on performance, despite horses being clever at concealing lameness. There are many tips of what to look for.

Video Presentation 2:

How do horses adapt their behaviour in the face of musculoskeletal pain?

and question and answer session


Development and use of the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram (RHpE) and factors which influence RHpE scores.  The RHpE is a powerful tool in many circumstances.

Video Presentation 3:

Social licence: Do we have evidence to support the use of horses in competition?

and question and answer session

The results of application of the RHpE to horses in competition and comparison with performance. The potential of improving performance if problems were recognised and managed appropriately. 


  1.  Adaptation of behaviour with musculoskeletal pain

  2. How to recognise low-grade lameness in sports horses

  3. Social licence: Do we have evidence to support the use of horses in competitions? 


Certificate of Completion

How it Works

Once purchased, this course gives you lifetime access to the online video presentations, handouts, recommended links and your certificate of participation.