The Domestic Horse: The Origins, Development and Management of its Behaviour

The Domestic Horse: The Origins, Development and Management of its Behaviour

by D. S. Mills
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521891132

ISBN-13: 9780521891134

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The horse and the human have been sizing each other up for a very long time. Inspired by a workshop on equine behavior and welfare held in 2002, the international experts contributing these 16 essays focus on their concern that this learning relationship continues to the benefit of the horse. Their topics on the origins and selections of horse behavior include its…  See more details below

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The horse and the human have been sizing each other up for a very long time. Inspired by a workshop on equine behavior and welfare held in 2002, the international experts contributing these 16 essays focus on their concern that this learning relationship continues to the benefit of the horse. Their topics on the origins and selections of horse behavior include its early history and domestication, its role in human society, and individual differences in the domestic horse. Topics of essays on the natural behavior of horses in the wild and domestic environments include the behavioral ecology of feral horses, their relationships in natural herds, and their maintenance, sexual, maternal, foal-reading and play behavior. Those on the impact of the domestic environment on the horse include the rider-horse relationship, equine learning abilities, training, problems with the ridden horse and in repetitive movement, and a summary of equine behavior and welfare. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521891134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
799,748
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of 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. Søndergaard 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.

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