Overshadowing: A silver lining to a dark cloud in horse training?

McLean, A.N., 2008. Overshadowing: A silver lining to a dark cloud in horse training? Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 11, 3, 236-248. Abstract Overshadowing is a process known in behavioral science that occurs when two stimuli of different strengths are applied simultaneously to a nonhuman animal. Typically, the stronger stimulus overshadows the weaker one,…

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Over-flexing the horse’s neck: a modern equestrian obsession?

McGreevy, P.D., Harman, A., McLean, A.N., Hawson, L.A. 2010. Over-flexing the horse’s neck: a modern equestrian obsession? Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 5, 180-186. Abstract We used an opportunistic review of photographs of different adult and juvenile horses walking, trotting, and cantering (n = 828) to compare the angle of the nasal…

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Methodology for the use of rein tensiometers in analyzing rein tension in the ridden horse (Equus caballus): a review.

Davies, M., Hawson, L., McLean, A., McGreevy, P. 2011. 7th International Equitation Science Conference, the Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.   Abstract Bits have been used to control horses since 4,000 BC. As the bit rests in the diastema, a sensitive and physically vulnerable area of the buccal cavity, problems may emerge when used incorrectly. Excessive pressure…

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ISES Conference, Saumur, DAY 3

The final day of the International Society for Equitation Science conference in Saumur was spent back in the lecture arena. After the social evening the night before most of us were looking a little weary, so we were hoping for something to kick start our minds first up and Nathalie Crevier-Denoix did not disappoint. Nathalie…

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