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Equitation science

Author: Paul McGreevy; Andrew McLean
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing together the principles of the emerging field of equitation science, this book fosters an enhanced understanding of how horses think and learn.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McGreevy; Andrew McLean
ISBN: 9781405189057 1405189053
OCLC Number: 468969257
Description: x, 314 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The quest for knowledge --
Cognitive ethology --
Anthropomorphism --
Learning I: Non-associative --
Learning II: Associative (attractive) --
Learning III: Associative (aversive) --
Applying learning theory --
Training --
Horses in sport and work --
Apparatus --
Biomechanics --
Unorthodox techniques --
Fight and flight responses and manifestations --
Ethical equitation --
The future of equitation science --
Glossary of the terms and definitions and of processes associated with equitation.
Responsibility: Paul McGreevy and Andrew McLean.

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The first book to draw together the principles of the emerging field of equitation science into a much-needed textbook and reference. The book fosters an enhanced understanding of how horses think  Read more...

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This is a brilliant and extensive effort at explaining the science behind many common correct and incorrect horsemanship and training techniques. The first half on the science of behavior and Read more...

 
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