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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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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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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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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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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Deciphering the cues from riders’ legs.

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…

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