Mary Ann Simonds
Mary Ann Simonds has worked as a researcher, educator, coach, and consultant for over 30 years in the fields of human and animal behaviour, communication, consciousness, and ethology, and is known throughout the world as an expert in the fields of animal behaviour and human-animal interactions. She directs the Institute of Integrated Sciences and The Whole Horse & Equestrian Science Institute, while maintaining a professional practice as a consultant. Simonds’ pioneering work has focused on stress management in animals and how humans influence animal behaviour both in the wild and in captivity. She has worked with governments, communities, businesses, nonprofit organisations, and universities on incorporating stress-management techniques in horse-related projects, events, and studies. Simonds and her work have been featured on television programs and networks, including Outdoor Life and ESPN2, and she has published numerous books and videos related to her wild horse research and examinations of the impacts of stress on wild and domestic horses. Simonds lives in Wellington, Florida.