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Equitation Science
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

About the Companion Website xi

1 Introduction The Fascination with Horses and Learning 1

2 Ethology and Cognition 7

3 Anthropomorphism and the Human Horse Relationship 45

4 Non ]associative Learning 59

5 Associative Learning (Attractive stimuli) 81

6 Associative Learning (Aversive stimuli) 101

7 Applying Learning Theory 121

8 Training 151

9 Horses in Sport and Work 191

10 Apparatus 213

11 Biomechanics 235

12 Unorthodox Techniques 261

13 Stress and Fear Responses 273

14 Ethical Equitation 301

15 Research Methods in Equitation Science 313

16 The Future of Equitation Science 331

Glossary of the Terms and Definitions and of Processes Associated with Equitation 339

References 357

Index 393

About the Author

About the authors
Paul McGreevy
is a Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia. Janne Winther Christensen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. Uta K nig von Borstel is a Professor of Animal Husbandry and Biology at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Giessen, Germany. Andrew McLean is one of the world's foremost equine behavioural practitioners and founder of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, Australia.

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