IPPO training: socio-psychological training with horses



This article describes the socio-psychological training with horses "Ippo-training", aimed at the development of social competence of the participants, including interper- sonal perception, nonverbal means of communication, self-confidence, responsibility and commitment. The theoretical foundations of ippo-training from the points of social and animal psychology are examined. In particular, the author reveals the behavioral features of horses as social animals, the hierarchical structure of the herd, in which a person may be involved as the leader, which enables to find theoretical and behavioral similarities with the life of people in the society. The author indicates the main purpose of this type of work, results of ippo-training and variants of training for different types of participants — family, corporate or public ippo training. The article also provides guide- lines for conducting the training, technical requirements, qualifications which leaders need (psychologists and horsemen), safety techniques and an exemplary work plan.

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Keywords: ippo training, hippotherapy, animal therapy, socio-psychological training, social competence, leadership, communication

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps.2016070310

For citation: Doronina T.V. IPPO training: socio-psychological training with horses. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2016. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 135–147. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2016070310. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Tatyana V. Doronina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4680-4461, e-mail: doroninatv@mgppu.ru



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