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RACHAËL DRAAISMA
CALMING SIGNALS OF HORSES
SCENTWORK FOR HORSES

Rachaël Draaisma is the author of the books 'Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses: Recognition and Application' and 'Scentwork for Horses'. She also holds various clinics and workshops around the world, bringing her insights and practical applications to an international audience.  Her most exciting news is the launch of the online version of her 'Calming Signals of Horses' course, making knowledge even more accessible.

CALMING SIGNALS ONLINE

Summer 2023 marked the launch of the online version of Rachaël's Calming Signals of Horses course.  The initial launch was in Dutch, but the English version has now also been launched!

The course offers over 50 film clips of equine body language and information on how what calming signals are and how to recognise them and the role that tension plays. It also offers insights into how you can use calming signals yourself during your interactions with horses. Rachaël kindly offers a 15% discount to IEP members 

2024 EVENT CALENDAR

Rachaël spends much of her year travelling the world, bringing her scentwork, language and calming signals clinics to equine professionals, students and horse owners.  Her 2024 dates are as follows;

FRANCE

La Geneytouse – 12/13/14  January

Spoken language: English, translated to French (sequentially)

Topic day 1:  Calming signals of Horses – part 1

Topic day 2: Scentwork for Horses – part 1

Topic day 3: Adressing behavioural challenges with scentwork and calming signals

Organisor: Chez les Chuchoteuses

info & sign-in: chezleschuchoteuses@gmail.com

 

La Geneytouse – 19/20/21/22/23 april

Spoken language: English, translated to French (sequentially)

Topic day 1:  Calming signals of Horses – part 1

Topic day 2: Scentwork for Horses – part 1

Topic day 3: Adressing behavioural challenges with scentwork and calming signals

Topic day 4: Scentwork as new discipline in equine assisted interventions

Topic day 5: Individual lessons

Organisor: Chez les Chuchoteuses

info & sign-in: chezleschuchoteuses@gmail.com

THE NETHERLANDS

Gasselt – 26/27/28 January

Topic: Raising the bar in Equine-Assisted Interventions

3-day program co-teachers: Tracie Faa-Thompson & Rachaël Draaisma

Spoken language: English

Organisor: Centrum voor Paardencoaching – Wendela den Tonkelaar

Info & sign-in: contact@centrumvoorpaardencoaching.nl

 

Aalten – 2 & 3 March

Spoken language: Dutch

Topic day 1: Scentwork for Horses – part 1

Topic day 2: Adressing behavioural challenges with scentwork and calming signals

Organisor:  PaardenLuisteren – Nieske Pohlmann

Info & sign-in: info@paardenluisteren.nl

 

Diepenheim – 23 March

Spoken language; Dutch

Topic: Calming Signals of Horses

Organisor: HorSense – Jeannet Smulders

info & sign-in: jeannet@horsense.nl

 

Steenwijk – 15 April

Spoken language: Dutch

Topic: Scentwork a new discipline in human-horse interventions

Organiser: Imovera, Petra van der Zee

info & sign-in: info@imovera.nl

AUSTRIA

Traismauer  – 15/16/17 March

Spoken language: English

More info will follow

Organisor:  Disco Cavallo

Info & sign-in: hi@discocavallo.com

UNITED KINGDOM

Brockenhurst – 23/24/25/26 February

Spoken language; English

Topic 23 February: Sneak peak, evening talk

Topic 24 February: Calming Signals of Horses – part 1

Topic 25 February: Mental Stimulation & scentwork for Horses

Topic 26 February: Addressing behavioural challenges with calming signals & scentwork

Organiser: Tilefield Equestrian- Amanda Barton

Info & sign-in: amanda@amandabarton.com

 

Northumberland, 27-28-29-30 June

Spoken language: English

Topic: Raising the bar in Equine Asssisted Interventions

Teachers: Tracie Faa-Thompson & Rachaël Draaisma

Organiser: Turn about Pegasus & Calming Signals -Scentwork Horses

Info & sign-in: tracie.j.faa@gmail.com

BELGIUM

Deinze – 22-23 June

Spoken language: Dutch

Topics: more details will follow

Organiser: I for Horse – Oliver Schelinski & Arianne Bakens

Info & sign-in: info@iforhorse.be

NORWAY

Storsteinnes – 31 of  August – 1st of September

Spoken language: English

Topics of the day’s: more details will follow

Organiser: Celina Skogan – Equidemia Equine Academy

Info: celina@equidemia.com

UNITED STATES

Baldwin City – Kansas – 26-27-28-29 September

Spoken language: English

Topic day 1:  Calming signals of Horses – part 1

Topic day 2:Calming Signals of Horses – part 2

Topic day 3: Scentwork for Horses – part 1

Topic day 4: Adressing behavioural challenges with scentwork and calming signals

Organisator: Jennifer Clark – Heart Horse Training

info @ sign up: hearthorsetraining@gmail.com

PRIVATE LECTURES & WEBINARS FOR EDUCATION OR PRIVATE GROUPS

Centrum voor Paardencoaching: Wendela den Tonkelaar – 24 of March & 14 April

Equine Behaviour Affiliation (EBA) – 5 February

Equine Studies – Zefanja Vermeulen – 10 March & 5 June

Hoofnerd Academy – Anne Schuiten –  10 & 20 January

Moventis GGZ – 8 October

Paard Centraal – Karin Huizer – 17 February

Tinley Academie – 11 November

Wind Opleiding – Ruud Knaapen, Muriel Daal, Nicolle Themmen, René Schoone – 12 April

Calming Signals of Horses
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