Defining the terms and processes associated with equitation.

McGreevy, P.D., McLean, A.N., Warren-Smith, A.K., Waran, N., Goodwin D., 2005. Defining the terms and processes associated with equitation. Proceedings of the 1st International Equitation Science Symposium, Broadford, Victoria, pp.10-43. Eds: P. McGreevy, A. McLean, N. Waran, D. Goodwin, A. Warren-Smith. Post-Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science, Sydney. View ISES Proceeding Abstract The need for precise…

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Do vendors value safety in the Australian recreational (non-Thoroughbred) riding horse market?

Oddie, C., Hawson, L., McLean, A., McGreevy, P. 2014. Do vendors value safety in the Australian recreational (non-Thoroughbred) riding horse market? Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 9, 375-381. Abstract The importance that vendors attribute to safety when selling a horse may be estimated by examining the relationship between the use of positive and negative descriptive terms…

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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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Ethical equitation. Ethical equitation: Capping the price horses pay for human glory.

McLean, A., McGreevy, P.D., 2010. Ethical equitation. Ethical equitation: Capping the price horses pay for human glory. Journal of Veterinary Behavior 5, 203-209. Abstract Ethical equitation is nowadays coming into sharp focus in equestrian culture. Concerns surround the ethics of sports based on controlling an animal’s locomotory responses and in using animals such as horses…

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Ethological challenges for the working horse and the limitations of ethological solutions in training

Ethological challenges for the working horse and the limitations of ethological solutions in training   McGreevy1, AN. McLean2   1Faculty of Veterinary Science (B19), University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. 2Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, Clonbinane Road, Broadford, VIC 3658, Australia.     Abstract   By definition, ethology is primarily the scientific study of animal behaviour,…

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Evolving protocols for research in equitation science.

Pierard, M., Hall, C., Kong von Borstel, C., Averis, A., Hawson, L., McLean, A., Nevison, C., Visser, K., McGreevy, P. 2015. Evolving protocols for research in equitation science. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 10, 255-266. Abstract Within the emerging discipline of Equitation Science, the application of consistent methodology, including robust objective measures, is required for sound…

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From Little Trainers, Great Trainers Grow (Part 1) – Manuela McLean

This article was featured in Horses & People Magazine. To access the full article with images, visit: https://horsesandpeople.com.au/from-little-trainers-great-trainers-grow/   Teaching kids to train their ponies, and not just ‘ride them’, greatly boosts their confidence and learning. Kids as young as six easily learn and understand the basic principles of horse training, such as pressure-release, rewards,…

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Habituation – 6 Ethical Ways to De-Spook Your Horse – Dr Andrew McLean

This article was featured in Horses and People Magazine, September 2018 issue. To view the article, click here: Habituation – 6 Ethical Ways to De-Spook Your Horse You can buy Horses and People magazine at Australian newsagents and selected stores in print, and on Zinio as a digital or e-magazine. Or order print copies here. To access Horses and People’s huge…

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Horse-training techniques that may defy the principles of learning theory and compromise welfare.

McLean, A., McGreevy, P.D., 2010. Horse-training techniques that may defy the principles of learning theory and compromise welfare. Journal of Veterinary Behavior (2010) 5, 187-195. Abstract This review considers some contemporary training and restraining techniques that may lead to confusion or abuse in ridden and non-ridden horses. As competitive equestrian sports boom, the welfare of…

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