Louise Napthine is an Equine Behaviour Coach. She has over 25 years experience with horses, supported by a strong theoretical foundation.
Louise uses in-hand and under saddle training techniques, with coaching practices that are based on current evidence regarding horse behaviour and learning. She adopts the 'Equitation Science Training Principles' which promote optimal welfare of horses in training. Louise focuses on applying equine behaviour science in everyday horse training and management. Having completed the Natural Animal Centre Equine Behaviour Qualification, Louise is qualified as an NAC Behaviourist. She is committed to the Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to behaviour modification.
Louise has worked in the equine industry, in the UK and in France. As an Equine Scientist, she continually seeks opportunities to improve her abilities as both a Scientist and an Equestrian. Currently working part-time in Science Education, Louise runs the laboratories at a Land-based Specialist College.
Aside from Coaching and Consulting, Louise is a Brand Ambassador for EquiScholars. EquiScholars is a fantastic curriculum-based activity programme for children and young people which centres around teaching youngsters about horse behaviour and welfare in a fun way.
Louise is a contributor for equestrian magazine Everything Horse, communicating current research on behaviour and welfare. Her articles have also featured in Equestrian Life and HorseMart.
Louise is a keen supporter of TREC. She initially developed a passion for TREC whilst working in France, having had the opportunity to compete across the beautiful Rhône-Alpes region. As a TREC Judge, Louise has judged at National and International Level, both in the UK and abroad. Louise has developed a well-rounded experience in TREC, having also organised Winter Series Indoor TREC competitions.
A former volunteer for the British Horse Society, Louise served 5 years as County Communications Officer for BHS Nottinghamshire, before moving South. She has also volunteered for Riding for the Disabled. Now settled in Berkshire, Louise volunteers for a local animal sanctuary.
Qualifications & Affiliations
- MSc Equine Health & Welfare
- BSc Equine Studies
- UKCC Level 2 in Equestrian Coaching with a specialism in Endurance
- Level 3 Award in Education & Training
- Supporter Member of International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants
- Practitioner Member of International Society for Equitation Science
- Associate Member of Association of British Science Writers
- Member of Royal Society of Biology