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I'm an experienced horsewoman, who has worked professionally with horses since 2006. Prior to my current specialization, I taught riding and horsemanship, and trained horses.  

Lauren Fraser, MSc

EXPERIENCE

  • Riding instructor (CHA certified), horse trainer 2006-2012

  • Horse behaviour consultant 2012-present

EDUCATION

  • MSc clinical animal behaviour, University of Edinburgh (2019). A Characterization of Forced ‘Laying Down’ Behaviour in Horses

  • Equine Science Certificate, University of Guelph

AFFILIATIONS

  • Associate member International Society of Equitation Science (ISES)

  • Fear Free® Certified Professional

  • Application review committee member (2012-2023) & horse division chair (2013-2021) for International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC)

  • IAABC Certified equine behaviour consultant 2012-2024

TEACHINGS

  • Content provider for Understand Horses; equine behaviour educator for Equitopia 

  • Monthly workshops for horse owners; an online RACE-approved course for veterinarians; university guest lectures (University of British Columbia; University of Guelph; University of Manitoba)

  • Articles on horse behaviour and training

I own three horses: an Andalusian mare, an Arab-Quarter Horse gelding, and an Arabian gelding. I enjoy starting horses under saddle, teaching cooperative care behaviours, and building strong foundations so that my horses can have the confidence and ability to engage in a wide range of activities.
 

I live with my horses, dogs, and husband Dr David Lane, DACVSMR, a veterinary sports medicine specialist at Points East West Veterinary Services, in beautiful Squamish, BC, Canada. When not with my horses, I can be found making rustic wooden automata or mountain biking, poorly.

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