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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (14 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632048786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632048786
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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This book takes a rounded approach to the subject of behaviour. It explains not only the mental reasons for responses (for example the flight response in horses) but also the scientific process the animal goes through (nerve impulses, brain patterns etc). It does get a little bit difficult to read within the scientific parts of the book as it goes into so much depth but the discussions and comments at the end of each chapter more than summerize the previous pages.
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.
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This book is ideal when wanting to learn more about equine ethology, welfare and behaviour. It is clearly explained with up to date views and knowledge. The author uses looks at equine behaviour with a cutting edge veiw point Thourghly worth while learning resource.
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This book was interesting but probably more for the equine student than the average horse owner. As an averqge owner who wants to understand more about her horse, I ended up reading the book quite selectively, but found it useful nevertheless.
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A nice small book with lots of info in..covers much ground from ethology to psychology..nice little cartoons too!

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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Good book in good condition
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