Solving Equine Behaviour Problems: An Equitation Science Approach

By Rose M. Scofield, Year 2020, File Type: PDF

Solving equine behaviour problems

This book seeks to inform students, horse owners and caregivers about the methods of equitation science, drawing on the topic of learning theory and its basis in researched science. These discoveries about how horses learn, and therefore how we can best train them, provide the basis for solving the many behavioural problems that these intelligent animals can develop over their lives.

Horses can develop a range of behavioral problems, which if left untreated, could cause the relationship between horse and human to break down. With many different well-meaning opinions offered to solve such situations, it can be difficult to find the right path. Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat 3rd Edition PDF Download

In this book, Rose Scofield examines behavioral issues using the latest academic research. Offering practical solutions with useful diagrams and photographs throughout, the book helps to protect and develop the horse-human relationship. It:

  • Addresses issues by circumstance, making it easy to find solutions to all your handling, groundwork, and riding problems;
  • Uses scientific research to investigate both the problems themselves and the methods tasked to solve them;
  • Includes illuminating case studies illustrating problems and how solutions work in practice.

Beginning with an introduction to the main principles of equitation science, Solving Equine Behaviour Problems then covers over 30 major issues, including biting, kicking, separation anxiety, loading, shying, bucking and bolting. It provides key points, take home messages and scientific references, translating lessons from experimental science into practical help for both professionals and the horse enthusiast.

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