Registration Open for IFAR Webinar on Behaviour Change in Equine Welfare
The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) announced today that registration is now open for its webinar on the role of behaviour change in equine welfare. Scheduled for 24 October, the webinar will be led by applied behavioural scientist Dr. Denise Goodwin and moderated by renowned media personality Caroline Searcy. It will begin at 11 a.m. (BST).
The IFAR webinar will focus on who needs to do what differently in racing and how to achieve those goals. Denise’s presentation will examine why behaviour change is necessary, three common mistakes in changing behaviour, the importance of problem definition, and drivers of behaviour. A question-and-answer session will then follow.
“I am looking forward to this webinar,” said Denise. “People and their behaviour are at the root of some of today’s challenges and opportunities faced by society. Behavioural science can help us understand what influences behaviour and how we can influence change. There is never one solution but usually many things that different groups of people can do to improve a challenge. In this case, it is the welfare of racehorses.”
The webinar is free, but registration is required. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. To register, please click HERE.
Co-Director of Health & Social Programs at BehaviourWorks Australia, at Monash University, Denise specialises in translating research evidence into policy and practice. She also serves as a member of Racing Victoria’s Equine Welfare Committee, where she applies her skills to help promote the safety and welfare of the racehorse at all stages of the horse’s life.
“Racing must continue to evolve, and Denise is ideally positioned to help guide our industry in how to translate research evidence into meaningful policy and practice,” said IFAR Chair Di Arbuthnot. “This webinar aims to help everyone continue their education when it comes to the safety and welfare of Thoroughbreds.”