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What is E-BARQ?

The Equine Behaviour Assessment and Research Questionnaire (E-BARQ) is a questionnaire designed to collect data on horse behaviour, management and training.


A quick walk through to show you how to get started with E-BARQ

E-BARQ Workshop

The International Society for Equitation Science Conference, Rome 21st September, 2018


E-BARQ's Development


E-BARQ is now available. Click below to get your free E-BARQ dashboard and your horses' results!



Now with data on over 80,000 dogs, C-BARQ provides dog owners and professionals with evaluations on their dog's temperament and behaviour.



The more recently developed Fe-BARQ, will tell you how your cat's behaviour compares to others. Take the Fe-BARQ now and find out how your cat compares.

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What's Included?

E-BARQ will investigate all aspects of horse behaviour, management and training.


E-BARQ will investigate horse behaviour relating to riding, handling, ground work and at liberty.


How you house, feed and work your horses will be examined.


By looking at training types and frequencies, E-BARQ can investigate relationships between training, management and behaviour.

How Things Stack Up

After completing the survey, horse owners will be taken to a page that shows how their particular horse compares to others.

Owners can then re-take the E-BARQ at 6-monthly intervals to keep track of their progress - a great incentive for setting positive goals, regardless of your horse's age, breed or your area of interest. 

E-BARQ's Who's Who

Kate Fenner (contact)

PhD candidate The Sydney School of Veterinary Science University of Sydney. Owner Kandoo Equine Online Training System.

Professor Paul McGreevy

Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science, University of Sydney, The Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

Dr Andrew McLean

PhD (Equine Cognition and Learning), University of Melbourne. Director Equitation Science International.

Professor James Serpell

Professor of Ethics and Animal Welfare, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Expert Panel

The E-BARQ team are very grateful to the panel of knowledgeable equine specialists for their generous donation of time and expertise in the development of the questionnaire.

Panel Members: Wayne Channon, Cristina Wilkins, Christine Johnson, Julie Taylor, Luke Thomas, Justine Harrison, Warwick McLean, Scott Brodie and Jen Johnson

E-BARQ Structure

E-BARQ Contributors

Many experts, from around the world, have been involved in the development of E-BARQ and we are extremely grateful for their assistance.

Lisa Ashton, Scott Brodie, Georgie Caspar, Jim Cook, Wayne Channon, Eli Gibson, Lydia Gu, Bianca Haase, Justine Harrison, Camie Heleski, Cathrynn Henshall, Felix Hu, Christine Johnson, Jen Johnson, Mary Klinck, Ada Ma, Sophie Masters, Paul McGreevy, Andrew  McLean, Warwick McLean, Emily O’Connell, Adhish Panta, Marc Pierard, Hayley Randle, James Serpell, Irene Sheng, William Smith, Julie Taylor, Luke Thomas, Diane Van Rooy, Brandon Velie, Claire Wade, Amanda Warren-Smith, Cristina Wilkins, Cali Willet and Bethany Wilson.

Pilot study for the development of the Equine Behaviour Assessment and Research Questionnaire

2017 International Society for Equitation Science Conference, Wagga Wagga, Australia.


Personal Information Statement

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