SMART: Sensitivity Models for Animals in Response to Training.

McGreevy, P.D., McLean, A.N., Thomson, P.C., 2009b. SMART: Sensitivity Models for Animals in Response to Training. The Veterinary Journal. Abstract Trained responses are said to be under stimulus control when they appear reliably and exclusively on cue. The SMART system is a conceptual, three-dimensional graphic that uses four quadrants to chart a horse’s responsiveness to…

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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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Punishment in horse-training and the concept of ethical equitation.

McGreevy, P.D., McLean, A.N., 2009. Punishment in horse-training and the concept of ethical equitation. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. 4, 193-197. Abstract By definition, punishment makes a response less likely in the future. Because horses are largely trained by negative reinforcement, they are susceptible to inadvertent punishment. Delays in the release of pressure can make desirable…

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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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