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Equitation Science, 2nd Edition

Equitation Science, 2nd Edition

Paul McGreevy , Janne Winther Christensen , Uta König von Borstel , Andrew McLean

ISBN: 978-1-119-24144-7

Feb 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

416 pages

$43.99

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A new edition of a highly respected textbook and reference in the rapidly emerging field of equitation science. Equitation Science, 2nd Edition incorporates learning theory into ethical equine training frameworks suitable for riders of any level and for all types of equestrian activity. Written by international experts at the forefront of the development of the field, the welfare of the horse and rider safety are primary considerations throughout. This edition features a new chapter on research methods, and a companion website provides the images from the book in PowerPoint.

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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