ABOUT LAUREN FRASER
Lauren is an experienced horsewoman, who has worked professionally with horses since 2006. Prior to her current specialization, Lauren taught riding and horsemanship, and trained horses.
Lauren obtained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour through the University of Edinburgh. Clinical animal behaviourists specialize in resolving a wide variety of abnormal or problem behaviours in companion animals. Lauren's research demonstrated the occurrence of behaviours consistent with tonic immobility (TI) in horses subjected to forced 'laying down' during training. She also holds an Equine Science Certificate (with Distinction) from the University of Guelph.
Lauren is a Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant (CHBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She is the IAABC's Horse Division Chair and a member of the application review committee. She is also a practitioner member of the International Society of Equitation Science (ISES).
In addition to helping horse owners solve behaviour problems, Lauren teaches a wide range of horse behaviour and training events - from monthly workshops for horse owners, to an online RACE-approved course for veterinarians on resolving fear-based behaviours in horses. She is also an equine behaviour educator for Equitopia, and has written numerous articles on horse behaviour and training for various organizations and publications.
Lauren also sees cat and dog clients, to help them overcome behaviour problems.
Horse Training Interests
While her training interests are eclectic – colt starting, bridleless riding, and the Vaquero traditions of bridle horse development – maintaining each horse's confidence during training is her main priority. Always striving to better herself as a rider and trainer, she regularly attends clinics and lessons with her own horses.