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FECTU webinar : Evaluation of collar types used on working donkeys in Europe

João Rodrigues talks about the evaluation of collar types used on working donkeys in Europe. Joao qualified at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (2007), was classified as an Expert in Veterinary Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery by the Complutense University of Madrid (2011), and obtained a Ph.D. focusing on research in the field of donkey dentistry (2013). He was appointed as Professor of Medicine and Surgery of Equids in Portugal in 2013 and joined The Donkey Sanctuary in 2016. Joao has extensive donkey medical and welfare experience in Europe and with working donkeys globally, is a regular lecturer, tutor, and practical assessor in equid dentistry worldwide, and has published numerous articles and contributions to books. He is the chair of the Portuguese Association of Animal Traction (APTRAN) and the FECTU - European Draught Horse Federation.
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FECTU Webinar : Abel&David Ibañez: Animal traction in the market garden with a single animal (EN/ES)

In this webinar, Abel & David Ibáñez introduce us to the most common animal traction tools and techniques in the Valencian market garden, recognized for its specialization and productivity, and which is worked generally with only one animal . The webinar will be live from the field with real demonstrations of the techniques and tools. Abel Ibáñez Martí (39) is president of the Spanish Association of Animal Traction (ANTA La Esteva). In addition to being a renowned farrier and animal trainer for both work and performance, he is a professional horticulturist who has worked with horses for many years. David Ibáñez Martí (26) has followed in his brother's footsteps, specializing as an equine farrier and podiatrist; in the last European Farriery Championships he has been top 10 in the first and top 5 in the second. Since he was little he has worked on the family farm, where everything is done without motorized machinery. The webinar is in Spanish and English
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FECTU Webinar: L'éducation et la formation du jeune cheval de travail - The education of the young working horse (Part 4)

Fourth (and last) part of the webinars about the education of a young working horse (in French). De Meulenaer Manu, 1955, Flemish, Belgian and proud of being. The horse has always galloped in his head. Young he saw the last working horses in the fields and streets. He reads a lot on the horse for lack of the "true". From these 25 years, he gives free rein to his passion and emotion "horse". In Germany he learned the Achenbach system at 2 and 4, in Hungary the Hungarian system and others at Fülöp Sandor. He became a driving instructor in Holland, Ad Aarts. He competed from 1982 to 2004 at 2.4 and in tandem, his personal hobby. He focuses especially on the instruction of the driver and the young team horse first but very quickly on the young working horse. He is the co-author of several driving manuals. But his greatest pleasure is training young work horses to harness. The horse instructs him on the techniques to use, but he trains them first alone ... they must walk on their own legs ...
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FECTU Webinar: L'éducation et la formation du jeune cheval de travail - The education of the young working horse (Part 3)

Third part of the webinars about the education of a young working horse (in French). Jean-Louis Cannelle is undoubtedly one of the best known figures in the world of draught horses in France. He was born on a farm and never stopped breeding, training and using Comtois horses. Many drivers attended his training courses and for decades he is fighting for the recognition and the promotion of animal traction.
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