Hill, E., McGreevy, P.D., White, P., Caspar, G., McLean, A.N., 2015. The distribution of apparatus in popular equestrian disciplines. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 10. 147-152. Abstract The apparatus that riders use to restrain or communicate with horses have progressed over time. With the increased awareness of animal welfare, the use of some of these devices…Details
Hawson, L.A., Oddie, C., McLean, A.N., McGreevy, P.D., 2011. Is safety valued in the Australian pony market? Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 6 (5), 254-260. 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…Details
Variability of scores in the 2008 Olympics dressage competition and implications for horse training and welfare.
Hawson, L.A., McLean, A.N., McGreevy, P.D., 2010. Variability of scores in the 2008 Olympics dressage competition and implications for horse training and welfare. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 5, 170-176. Abstract Olympic dressage involves “an intimate unity between a human and a non-human” and is scored by a subjective judging process, under…Details
Hawson, L.A., McLean, A.N., McGreevy, P.D., 2010. The roles of equine ethology and applied learning theory in horse-related human injuries. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 5, 324-338. Abstract Horse-related injuries to riders, handlers, and veterinarians can be both serious and long-term in their effects on the victim. This review of literature covering…Details
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…Details
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