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…Details
Hawson, L., Koprinska, I., McLean, A., McGreevy, P. 2011. Deciphering the cues from riders’ legs. 7th International Equitation Science Conference, the Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publisher. View ISES proceedings Abstract Medially directed pressure cues from the riders’ legs are an almost universal signal for acceleration across equestrian disciplines. We have developed a system for measuring…Details
Goodwin, D., McGreevy, P.D., Waran, N, McLean, A.N., 2009. How equitation science can elucidate and refine horsemanship techniques. The Veterinary Journal 181, 5–11. Abstract The long-held belief that human dominance and equine submission are key to successful training and that the horse must be taught to ‘respect’ the trainer infers that force is often…Details
DeAraugo, J., McLean, A., McLaren, S., Casper, G., McLean, M., McGreevy, P. 2014. Training methodologies differ with the attachment of humans to horses. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 9 (5), 235-241. Abstract Our investigation is the first to use attachment theory to explore four commonplace training methods (Conspecific, Behavioral, Eclectic, and Conventional) and owners’ levels…Details
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…Details
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,…Details