By Paul D. McGreevy, Andrew N. McLean

ISBN-10: 1405189053

ISBN-13: 9781405189057

Equitation technology is a type of infrequent books that's going to alter the best way we teach and deal with horses ceaselessly. It brings jointly a basic figuring out of ways horses imagine and behave and provides a approach of recent education that has the welfare of the pony at its center – it needs to be the root paintings for the subsequent iteration and beginner riders and running shoes. Riders will trip greater, running shoes will teach higher and we'll have happier, more fit horses.
Wayne Channon, overseas Grand Prix Rider

Written via the world over known specialists, Equitation Science is the 1st publication to attract jointly the rules of this rising box right into a much-needed coherent resource of information.

The target of equitation technological know-how is to augment our figuring out of ways horses imagine and research, and to exploit their traditional behaviour to coach, experience or compete with them in as reasonable a way as attainable. The welfare outcomes of teaching and competing horses below assorted protocols are explored. Drawing on conventional and emergent ideas, this e-book comprises studying concept into a moral equine education process compatible for all degrees. It additionally makes a speciality of evidence-based methods that increase rider safety.

I chanced on this a truly attention-grabbing and enlightening book. Equitation technological know-how will support an individual concerned with horses to appreciate them extra and to be more desirable of their education and schooling. the information this brings to a person concerned with horses will help to make the horses’ lives more uncomplicated and hence let the partnership among people and equines to flourish.
Yogi Breisner, British Eventing functionality Manager

Equitation technological know-how is an formidable and thorough examine an immense diversity of parts, ways and elements about the education of horses. The authors have an underlying subject to their textual content of scientifically assessing after which additionally selling using moral and humane equipment of horse education to extend all activity horses’ welfare and happiness inside their carrying requirements. Equitation technology also offers a useful perception as to how and why what we do with our horses really works.
Paul Tapner, expert overseas complex Eventing Rider, Badminton CCI**** 2010 Winner

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This lead preference may compromise balance in performance horses (McGreevy and Rogers, 2005). , 2005b) as well as on spatial tasks (Wolff and Hausberger, 1996). The inheritance of desirable, and indeed dangerous, qualities merits further scientific scrutiny. The individual differences that characterise equine temperaments have been dubbed ‘horsonality’ (Visser, 2002). They include features such as laterality, compliance and trainability. , 2007) have examined the preference for many lateralised behaviours, including standing (a), flexing (b) and moving relative to conspecifics (c).

Clearly, this affects the work in-hand and under-saddle. 26 Behaviours described as exuberance can reflect previous confinement. ) 32 Equitation Science even catastrophic muscular disorders, within a matter of 24 hours. So, all good horse-keepers appreciate the need to reduce food intake in anticipation of reduced exercise. Confinement to a stable becomes excessive if horses are maintained on full rations and not exercised at least once per day. As horses spend most of their time not being ridden, their maintenance environment is a prime consideration in horse management.

Paedomorphosis, the retention of juvenile morphology at maturity, is important in generating evolutionary change and occurs in domestication through artificial selection. It may be that we have inadvertently selected for juvenile shapes and thus behavioural tendencies in some of our sport horses. , 1997). If this occurs in horses, it may explain physical and behavioural differences across the breeds and move beyond the current system of categorising horses as Hotbloods, Coldbloods and Warmbloods.

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