A retrospective survey of riders’ opinions of the use of saddle pads in horses.

Hawson, L., McLean, A., McGreevy, P. 2013. A retrospective survey of riders’ opinions of the use of saddle pads in horses. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 8 (2), 74-81.   Abstract Horse riders have used layers between saddles and their horse’s back since ancient times. Despite the apparent common usage of such layers, most research regarding…

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Riders’ application of rein tension for walk-to-halt transitions on a model horse.

Hawson, L., Salvin, H., McLean, A., McGreevy, P. 2014. Riders’ application of rein tension for walk-to-halt transitions on a model horse. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 9 (4), 164-168. Abstract Rein cues have been used for millennia when controlling horses. Recent research has quantified the range of tensions exerted on the horse’s mouth by bit and…

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The roles of equine ethology and applied learning theory in horse-related human injuries.

Hawson, L.A., McLean, A.N., McGreevy, P.D., 2010. The roles of equine ethology and applied learning theory in horse-related human injuries. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 5, 324-338. Abstract Horse-related injuries to riders, handlers, and veterinarians can be both serious and long-term in their effects on the victim. This review of literature covering…

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Variability of scores in the 2008 Olympics dressage competition and implications for horse training and welfare.

Hawson, L.A., McLean, A.N., McGreevy, P.D., 2010. Variability of scores in the 2008 Olympics dressage competition and implications for horse training and welfare. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 5, 170-176. Abstract Olympic dressage involves “an intimate unity between a human and a non-human” and is scored by a subjective judging process, under…

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The distribution of apparatus in popular equestrian disciplines.

Hill, E., McGreevy, P.D., White, P., Caspar, G., McLean, A.N., 2015. The distribution of apparatus in popular equestrian disciplines. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 10. 147-152. Abstract The apparatus that riders use to restrain or communicate with horses have progressed over time. With the increased awareness of animal welfare, the use of some of these devices…

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Do vendors value safety in Thoroughbred horses in the Australian recreational riding horse market?

McGreevy, P., Oddie, C., Hawson, L., McLean, A., Evans, D. 2015. Do vendors value safety in Thoroughbred horses in the Australian recreational riding horse market? Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 10 (2), 153-157. Abstract The purpose of this short report is to describe the influences on the pricing of Thoroughbred (TB) horses for the adult recreational…

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Problems at the human- horse interface and prospects for smart textile solutions.

McGreevy, P., Sundin, M., Karlsteen, M., Berglin, L., Ternstrom, J., Hawson, L., Richardsson, H., McLean, A. 2014. Problems at the human- horse interface and prospects for smart textile solutions. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 9 (1), 34-42. Abstract The significant potential for so-called “smart textiles” in the design of the next generation of devices that measure…

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