Episode 52 Janet Jones explores the equine brain

Nature Magic

May 2 2022 • 37 mins

Today Mary is talking to Janet Jones. Janet applies brain science to the training of horses and riders. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA and taught the neuroscience of perception, language, memory, and thought for 23 years. Janet trained horses at a large stable early in her career, and later ran a successful horse training business of her own. She has schooled hundreds of green or difficult horses and competed in hunter, jumper, halter, reining, and western pleasure disciplines. Her 2020 book Horse Brain, Human Brain won Japan’s Equine Culture Award and is being translated into seven languages.

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