Since October 2016, the Blondeau School in Normandy, France, has been hosting a new initiative entitled the CHEVALEDUC Research Programme, directed by Jocelyne Porcher from INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) in partnership with the Normandy Region. The primary focus is on the development of new and effective alternatives in the training of young horses to preserve the safety of all horse professionals and to answer the question of horses' mental and physical health during work. The CHEVALEDUC program is multidisciplinary, employing three different approaches to research within different disciplines in order to analyze humans and animals working together. This initiative is aimed at professionals within the equine sector, researchers and institutions in charge of training, as well as occupational health and animal welfare conditions. 'Working well' with the horse is aimed at preventing potentially dangerous situations for man, as well as the mistreatment of horses. A conference on the intermediate results of this initiative is being held on November 29 during the Salon du Cheval in Paris, at 15:00 hours, on the Normandie Stand, together with Jocelyne Porcher, Sophie Barreau and Nicolas Blondeau.

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