Equitation Science, 2nd Edition

De: Paul McGreevy, Janne Winther Christensen, Uta König von Borstel, Andrew McLean
ISBN: 9781119241416
2018, Wiley
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Páginas: 416

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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.

  • 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

  • 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 König 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.