Equitation Science

Equitation Science

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New edition of a highly respected textbook and reference in the rapidly emerging field of equitation science.

Equitation Science, Second Edition incorporates learning theory into ethical equine training frameworks suitable for riders of any level and for all types of equestrian activity. Written by international experts at the forefront of the development of the field, the welfare of the horse and rider safety are primary considerations throughout.

This second edition reflects the most recent advances in the discipline and features a new chapter on research methods and on the website of the book you can find published images in PowerPoint.

Paul McGreevy - Professor, Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia.
Janne Winther Christensen - Professor, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Uta König von Borstel - Professor, Animal Husbandry and Biology, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Giessen, Germany.
Andrew McLean - one of the best-known, valued horse behaviorists - practitioners, founder of the Australian Equine Behavior Center, Australia.

Table of Contents:
Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
About the Companion Website xi
1. Introduction – The Fascination with Horses and Learning 1
2. Ethology and Cognition 7
3. Anthropomorphism and the Human-Horse Relationship 45
4. Nonassociative Learning 59
5. Associative Learning (Attractive stimuli) 81
6. Associative Learning (Aversive stimuli) 101
7. Applying Learning Theory 121
8. Training 151
9. Horses in Sport and Work 191
10. Apparatus 213
11. Biomechanics 235
12. Unorthodox Techniques 261
13. Stress and Fear Responses 273
14. Ethical Equitation 301
15. Research Methods in Equitation Science 313
16. The Future of Equitation Science 331
Glossary of the Terms and Definitions and of Processes Associated with Equitation 339
References 357
Index 393

Year of publication: 2018
Language: English
Number of pages: 416