No dia 14 de maio, às 19h, local Biblioteca - Sala multimídia, 1º piso. Equine Well Being. Discussion on how to mantain well being of sport horses while granting positive public opinion of activities and professinals in the field. To alert equine professionals of the need to resignify their practices, values and styles of communication in all aspects regarding the use of horses in leisure, sports and work. Community's appreciation of the way horses are managed, trained and ridden, from grassroots to top level competitio, is quickly changing. Many factors contribute to this, from abolitionists' influence to the ever growing virtualization and urbanification of human society. However, motivations of animal rights activists are not as transparent as their advocates would like to make it seem. Hidden agendas abound, mainly related to political and economical power issues. Veterinarians, equestrian managers and all other professionals must take a informed and also self-critical stand in order to preserve their way of life. This presentation aims to discuss all this in a safe environment, also intendeding to understand opposite viewpoints and offer much needed clarification, Professora Claudia Sophia Leschonskino.