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Community weekend: 'The Young Horse Inside Out'

The Horse Inside Out is hosting its Online Community Weekend on “The Young Horse,” on 24, 25 & 26 March. Over three days you’ll immerse yourself in this topic with online webinars by various experts.

The theme of this year’s community weekend is so important! Although much is already known about how we can best prepare young horses for their future, many themes remain unexplored. And it is precisely in this critical first phase of their lives that it is so important that we immerse ourselves in both the physical and mental development of the young horse.


By the end of the community weekend you’ll have gained knowledge about what it takes to develop a young horse. Because you’ll better understand the young horse on several different levels, this will help you in all aspects horse-related. In short, you wouldn’t want to miss this!


You’ll have access to the e-course and replays of the webinars for six months after the end of the community weekend (until the next community weekend). The webinars will be given in English.

  • The place to be to learn about the young horse
  • 7 online webinars
  • including e-course
  • Learn from different experts
  • 24, 25 & 26 March 2023
  • Location: Online
  • Language: English


Friday 24 March:

🎓 Tamara Dorresteijn – The young horse brain explained (7PM Dutch time)

Together with Tamara you’ll dive deeper into the horse’s brain. You will consider questions such as: which connections can a young horse make in their brain, or not? How important is exercise for the healthy development of the brain? It is important to delve into the development of the brain to shape the training of your young horse even more effectively and to understand how the development of the horse’s brain differs from that of a human.


Saturday 25 March:

🎓 Raquel Butler – The rehabilitation of a young horse (10AM Dutch Time)

Although it is something we’d never hope happens, but what if your young horse is injured? In this webinar we zoom in on rehabilitation after an injury. How do you rehabilitate a young horse that has suffered an unfortunate problem, taking into account aspects such as growth, growing pains and mental development?


🎓 Carolien Munsters – Workload and fitness of young horses (2PM Dutch Time)

Dr. Carolien Munsters is a scientist and puts her research into practice through her company Equine Integration. In addition, she is still involved as a researcher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and she is the embedded scientist (NOC*NSF) for equestrian sports in the Dutch Olympic team. In this role, she conducts research into workload assessment and physical conditioning of (young) horses. In this webinar, Carolien will tell you more about the various studies and the knowledge she and other scientists have gained about workload assessment for young horses. What should you take into account when you start training a young horse?


🎓 Christina Fritz – What is the influence of nutrition on a young horse? (7PM Dutch time)

You can imagine that when a horse is growing, it is important that they receive all the building materials for optimal growth. How can you keep the young horse’s nutritional system in balance in order to optimize their development? We’ll also dive deeper into the effects of high physical demands at a young age, such as in racehorses. In that case, building blocks are sometimes used for other purposes than growth, what are the effects of this?


Sunday 26 March

🎓 Sharon May-Davis – Growth spurts, what do you need to know? (10AM Dutch Time)

In the field of physical development, we dive into the interesting theme of ‘growing’. When a young horse grows, they never grow evenly but in growth spurts. What does this mean for the muscles and their attachments to the bones?


🎓 Nina Lundgren – Teeth in motion (2PM Dutch Time)

The young horse’s teeth are still constantly in development and in motion. How can you take this into account in the training tack and materials you choose? In this webinar you will gain more awareness of the effects of tack on the young horse. You’ll dive deeper into changing teeth, nerve pain and the teeth that are still developing.


🎓 Bent Branderup – Training of a young horse (7Pm Dutch Time)

In Bent’s webinar you’ll dive into the training of a young horse. What can you pay attention to when you start their training and what things should you take into account? How can you structure your training in such a way that it is easier for the young horse to perform it physically and mentally? You will learn from Bent’s years of practical experience and knowledge from various European countries, a unique opportunity!

Community weekend - The Young Horse Inside Out

✅ 7 webinars from different experts
✅ Six months access to all replays afterwards
✅ Everything conveniently bundled in one online platform
✅ Ask questions to global experts
✅ An online community of like-minded people

Ready to immerse yourself in the captivating theme of ‘The Young Horse’? Sign up now!


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Sharon May-Davis

Sharon May-Davis is a legend of anatomy, biomechanics and dissections. She is one of the world’s most influential scientists in the field of biomechanics and the equine musculoskeletal system.


Raquel Butler

Raquel Butler spent many years working as a practicing vet in in Australia and abroad before starting her own mobile practice. She treats horses with chiropractic and osteopathic techniques and is also active in equine rehabilitation.


Christina Fritz

Christina Fritz studied biology at FU Berlin in Germany and graduated with a PhD in Animal Physiology. She has experience in the field of osteopathy, metabolic therapy and energetic work for the horse.


Tamara Dorresteijn

Tamara Dorresteijn focuses on environmental management, brain work and behaviour. She is a behavioural trainer and has trained at Equinestudies in the field of anatomy and biomechanics since 2016, specialising in neurological processes.


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Nina Lundgren

Nina Lundgren is a veterinarian and equine dental carer from Sweden. She has her own business in dental care and bit fitting since 2009, and she helps horse and their owners with treatments and to gain more knowledge on this subject.



Bent Branderup

Bent Branderup is the grand master of the Academic Art of Riding. He is the author of two books on this subject and regularly gives clinics and trainings all over the world. He learned from several grandmasters and combines this knowledge with the latest science and his vast practical experience.


Carolien Munsters

Dr. Carolien Munsters obtained her master’s degree in (medical) biology in 2006 and her PhD in equine sports physiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in 2013. She has been involved as an advisor to various Olympic teams for over ten years, and in that role she has contributed to the Olympic Games in London, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and is now preparing for the Games in Paris with various teams. In addition to top sport, she also supports and guides other riders, amateurs and organizations with the physical training of their horses through fitness tests and targeted physical training programs. She is also a founding member of the Sporthorse Welfare Foundation, where she currently fulfils the role of secretary general.

Last year's experiences

Wow, I brought back so much knowledge from the past three days, my head is still spinning. Thank you Zefanja for making this possible again. I'm going to have to let it all sink in!

Lydia Bolesun

Participant 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend on Fascia. Interesting to delve so deeply into a subject, from all different angles. Each expert brought their own unique knowledge.

Suzan de Weij

Participant 2022

Just got to watch all the webinars. Grateful that you took the time to do this! I just wanted to say that they were all so very interesting. I will definitely use all this knowledge in my work!

Maaike de Leur

Participant 2022

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Our advantages

✓ A look inside the horse’s body
✓ Own online learning environment
✓ Learn at your own pace
✓ A certificate after completion of each section


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