Equine Behaviour: Principles and Practice Paperback – 14 Oct 1998
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From the Back Cover
Almost every person working with horses will have studied equine behavior to a certain extent. Understanding the flexibility and limits of behaviour is essential to improving both the horse′s welfare and its performance. This book will enable students, trainers, riders and horse owners to understand the fundamental principles behind the behavior of horses and how to apply them in different situations in practice.
Part 1 looks at the constraints which apply to the modern horse because of its evolutionary history and the nature of the evolutionary process itself. Part 2 examines the processes and mechanism which control the behaviour and responses of a horse and explores the sources of individual variation, whilst Part 3 looks at the effect of the environment on the horse′s behaviour and welfare. This includes a critical look at current and recent training techniques such as ′imprint training and ′join up′.
Here is a readable, scientific text expertly illustrated throughout the clarify the key concepts in equine behaviour.
About the Author
Daniel Mills BVSc, MRCVS is a Veterinary Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Studies at De Montfort University, Lincoln, from where he also runs a referral behaviour clinic, and Kathryn Nankervis BSC (Hons), MSc is a Lecturer in Equine Physiology at De Montfort University, Lincoln. She is also the founder of the Equi–Tutor Learning Programme.
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I was a little disappointed with the 'in depth' sections it promised on imprint training and joinup as there were only a few paragraphs on each. However, the book itself is an essential read and its the best behaviour book I've read by far.
Good book for degree work..the only poor point is no coloured pictures, but I hasten to add a great reading if 'you are into horse language'
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