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The domestic horse : the origins, development and management of its behaviour

Author: Daniel S Mills; Sue M McDonnell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., 1st reprintView all editions and formats

Since the horse was domesticated it has had a profound influence on human society, being used for transport, labour, food and recreation. This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Mills; Sue M McDonnell
ISBN: 9780521814140 0521814146 9780521891134 0521891132
OCLC Number: 814237872
Description: XIII, 249 str. : ilustr. ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Origins and Selection of Horse Behaviour: 1. Domestication and early history of the horse M. A. Levine; 2. The horse in human society S. J. G. Hall; 3. Individual differences in the domestic horse, origins, development and stability M. Hausberger and M. A. Richard-Yris; Part II. The Natural Behaviour of Horses in the Wild and Domestic Environment: 4. Behavioural ecology of feral horses L. Boyd and R. Keiper; 5. Relationships and communication in socially natural horse herds C. Feh; 6. Maintenance behaviours K. A. Houpt; 7. Sexual behaviour S. M. McDonnell; 8. Maternal behaviour and mare-foal interaction S. L. Crowell-Davis and J. W. Weeks; 9. Ontogeny: preparing the young horse for its adult life J. Ladewig, E. Sondergaard and J. Winther Christensen; 10. Equine play behaviour D. Goodwin and C. F. Hughes; Part III. The Impact of the Domestic Environment on the Horse: 11. Rider-horse relationship D. S. Mills and J. McNicholas; 12. Learning abilities in the horse C. J. Nicol; 13. Horse training N. K. Waran and R. Casey; 14. Behavioural problems with the ridden horse P. McGreevy and A. McLean; 15. Repetitive movement problems in the horse D. S. Mills; 16. Equine behaviour and welfare J. J. Cooper and M. J. Albentosa; Index.
Responsibility: edited by D.S. Mills and S.M. McDonnell.


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