The Behaviour of Horses

A look at horses' behavior, thought processes, how they communicate, and how we can communicate with them.

The Behaviour of Horses

Author: Marthe Kiley-Worthington

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851316888

Page: 265

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The author has spent her life studying horses: their thought processes, their behavior, how they communicate, and how we can communicate with them. A fascinating mix of scientific fact and original thinking inspiring a greater understanding of the equine species.

Equine Behavior A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists 2

This book addresses many important gaps to enable practitioners to understand how horses can learn to perform unwelcome behaviors and how to change those behaviors where appropriate.

Equine Behavior A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists 2

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043370

Page: 365

View: 965

Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is written for all those who really want to know what makes horses tick. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are of concern to equine veterinarians worldwide because they lead to welfare issues, abuse and ultimately wastage. Equine veterinarians, trainers and handlers must be aware of each horse's behavior as a first step in detection of problems, whether they are clinical maladies or training issues. As they constantly study their horses' responses to their environments they are all, in effect, students of horse behavior. Drawing on over 1,000 references, Equine Behavior explores the subject from first principles by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and considering ways in which management and training influences the responses of domestic horses. All too often veterinarians feel that management of the mental health of equine patients is beyond their expertise. This book addresses many important gaps to enable practitioners to understand how horses can learn to perform unwelcome behaviors and how to change those behaviors where appropriate. The new edition builds on the success of its pioneering predecessor and presents a thorough revision of all chapters to reflect the latest developments in this dynamic field. The chapter on equitation science has been expanded and there have been major revisions to the sections on stereotypic behavior, cognition studies, nutrition and housing. The book remains a must-have purchase for all veterinarians who deal with horses, for equine scientists, trainers and everybody with an interest in the subject. Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

Equine Behaviour in Mind

Equine Behaviour in Mind will enable readers to think critically in an objective way about how they manage and work with their horses.

Equine Behaviour in Mind

Author: Suzanne Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789180077

Page: 232

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Horse behaviour is discussed in a range of contexts, including breeding, training and competing. A behaviourally-minded approach to teaching riding, to medical and dental check-ups, to rehabilitation and rescue, and to driving change for horse welfare in both developed and developing countries is also covered. Equine Behaviour in Mind will enable readers to think critically in an objective way about how they manage and work with their horses.

The Equid Ethogram

This book details everything from ongoing daily activites to social interaction among horses to abnormal behaviors. Each behavior is further explained by original line drawings, photographs or both.

The Equid Ethogram

Author: Sue M. McDonnell

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581500905

Page: 375

View: 774

This book details everything from ongoing daily activites to social interaction among horses to abnormal behaviors. Each behavior is further explained by original line drawings, photographs or both.

The Domestic Horse

This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the behaviour of the domestic horse. Suitable for scientists, professionals and enthusiastic owners.

The Domestic Horse

Author: D. S. Mills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891134

Page: 249

View: 145

This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the behaviour of the domestic horse. Suitable for scientists, professionals and enthusiastic owners.

Understanding Your Horse s Behavior

This handy volume compiles questions from horse owners about problems they face with their horses, and answers by renowned equine behaviorists Sue McDonnell, Ph.D.

Understanding Your Horse s Behavior

Author: Sue M. McDonnell

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501285

Page: 144

View: 153

This handy volume compiles questions from horse owners about problems they face with their horses, and answers by renowned equine behaviorists Sue McDonnell, Ph.D.

Horse Behavior

The second edition of this important reference provides updates in the areas of activity patterns, social behavior, reproduction, animal husbandry, and management.

Horse Behavior

Author: George Waring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780815514848

Page: 442

View: 258

The second edition of this important reference provides updates in the areas of activity patterns, social behavior, reproduction, animal husbandry, and management. This easy-to-read text integrates findings from hundreds of international researchers and includes an updated appendix listing behavioral symptoms and possible causes. Over 100 illustrations and photos provide excellent visual cues for those who work with horses every day.

Understanding Horse Behaviour

This text aims to help horse-owners to understand how domestic life - and the many demands we make of our horses, especially in training and competition - affect their behaviour and psychological well-being.

Understanding Horse Behaviour

Author: Lesley Skipper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845376031

Page: 144

View: 112

This text aims to help horse-owners to understand how domestic life - and the many demands we make of our horses, especially in training and competition - affect their behaviour and psychological well-being.

How Horses Feel and Think

A journey of discovery into equine psychology -- The ethology and evolution of the horse -- Development of behaviour and personality -- In the realm of the senses -- Emotions: an alien world -- The horse's language as an expression of ...

How Horses Feel and Think

Author: Marlitt Wendt

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9780857880000

Page: 111

View: 268

A journey of discovery into equine psychology -- The ethology and evolution of the horse -- Development of behaviour and personality -- In the realm of the senses -- Emotions: an alien world -- The horse's language as an expression of emotions -- Insights into the equine brain -- Motivate your horse! -- Positive learning -- Brainiacs -- Withered souls -- The fascinating horse.

The Nature of Horses

Based on archeological findings, the author examines the evolution of the modern horse, including behavior, vision, intelligence, and language

The Nature of Horses

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684827689

Page: 290

View: 455

Based on archeological findings, the author examines the evolution of the modern horse, including behavior, vision, intelligence, and language

Horse Behaviour

Authored by an experienced ethologist, this book draws on recent research in the field of equine ethology and applies it to practical knowledge that can be used to improve the relationship between horse and owner.

Horse Behaviour

Author: Barbara Schoning

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781910455128

Page:

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Authored by an experienced ethologist, Horse Behaviour draws on recent research in the field of equine ethology and applies it to practical knowledge that can be used to improve the relationship between horse and owner. The focus of the book is on interpreting horse body language and signals to enhance understanding and the bond between human and horse. The book maintains a scientific approach throughout and discusses in detail the science behind horse behaviour - including the evolutionary basis of behaviour, the nervous system and behavioural development. The author addresses behaviour in different situations and body states, including how horses see, hear and smell and how these functions relate to behaviour, also covered are mating and reproductive behaviour and behaviour when feeding, playing and resting. The author adopts a problem solving approach throughout and includes a section on undesirable behaviours and how to manage them. This practical and systematic book is an ideal guide for horse owners, breeders, riders and trainers, and also for equine science students, behaviourists and other equine para-professionals.

The Welfare of Horses

Apparently functionless, repetitive behaviour in horses, such as weaving or crib-
biting has been difficult to explain for behavioural scientists, horse owners and
veterinarians alike. Traditionally activities such as these have been classed ...

The Welfare of Horses

Author: N. Waran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306482150

Page: 225

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This book describes the development of horse behaviour, and the way in which the management of horses today affects their welfare. Horses for sport, companionship and work are considered and ways of improving their welfare by better training and management is described. The book assesses welfare, nutrition, and behaviour problems with horses. The authors include internationally-recognised scientists from Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia.

Horses in Company

Through these studies, the book aims to help the reader understand the difficulties that arise between people and horses due to misunderstanding equine behaviour and motivation.

Horses in Company

Author: Lucy Rees

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1908809574

Page: 160

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Horses in Company is an in-depth study of the social interaction and hierarchy of horses in the wild. The book discusses how the characteristic behaviour of the herd has developed in response to the natural selection pressures in their evolution, namely that horses are prey animals and not predators, and how this governs the behaviour of domestic horses living together. Through these studies, the book aims to help the reader understand the difficulties that arise between people and horses due to misunderstanding equine behaviour and motivation. Of great interest to all horse owners and riders and illustrated with 60 colour photographs.

Knowing Your Horse

If it’s not horses but humans that are causing you problems in training, this book will also help you to explain the concepts to other people.

Knowing Your Horse

Author: Emma Lethbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316025

Page: 208

View: 543

If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory, and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient for training and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource for those wishing to better understand their horse’s behavior, and to make the most of that understanding to improve their training techniques.

Horse Behaviour Explained

This book is a general guide to understanding horse behavior, how the horse learns and how horse handlers can adjust their behavior to avoid creating anxiety in the horse.

Horse Behaviour Explained

Author: Margit H Zeitler-Feicht

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482221136

Page: 224

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This book is a general guide to understanding horse behavior, how the horse learns and how horse handlers can adjust their behavior to avoid creating anxiety in the horse. The author begins by providing an overview of the evolution of the horse and the consequences of domestication. She goes on to provide a very detailed description of normal equine behavior and its impact on husbandry and training. This is followed by the causes of abnormal and undesirable behavior in the stable, handling and when being ridden. The author links difficulties arising from the management of horses today with the natural behavior of the horse and recommends therapeutic, as well as training, methods for horses exhibiting behavioral problems. The central theme of this book is prevention or cure of undesirable behavior through understanding making this book useful to anyone who routinely works with horses, and is concerned with equine wellbeing.

The Horse Behavior Handbook

With this book as your guide, you'll quickly discover how to earn more than you ever thought possible, create a solid financial base, and protect those assets.

The Horse Behavior Handbook

Author: Abigail Hogg

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN:

Page: 160

View: 529

Using case studies, colour diagrams, tables and checklists, the book describes in graphic detail how and why horses behave as they do. It draws upon the writer's personal experience dealing with problem horses - and the issues faced by their owners and riders - and offers sympathetic, informed and intelligent advice on how to get the best out of horse and rider.

Horse Behaviour Exposed

Abigail Hogg shares her knowledge of working with horses and riders in a range of cultural settings.

Horse Behaviour Exposed

Author: Abigail Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780715332948

Page: 160

View: 606

A practical, accessible guide to understanding horses, from the inside out, that bridges the gap between military style training and horse whispering techniques.

100 Ways to Improve Your Horse s Behavior

McBane presents detailed, concise answers to common training problems.

100 Ways to Improve Your Horse s Behavior

Author: Susan Mcbane

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715320297

Page: 160

View: 933

McBane presents detailed, concise answers to common training problems. Topics include the different schools of thought about equine behaviour, how horses associate with each other, with humans and with other animals, how to tell what a horse is feeling and how to overcome ill-treatment.