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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, S. M. McDonnell
 

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ISBN-10: 0521891132

ISBN-13: 9780521891134

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since it was originally domesticated in the late Neolithic period, the horse has been used for transport, labor, food and recreational purposes. This book enables the reader to gain insight into the past and present behavior of this fascinating animal as well as its profound effect upon human society. It will appeal to animal scientists and to those working with

Overview

Since it was originally domesticated in the late Neolithic period, the horse has been used for transport, labor, food and recreational purposes. This book enables the reader to gain insight into the past and present behavior of this fascinating animal as well as its profound effect upon human society. It will appeal to animal scientists and to those working with horses in a professional capacity as well as enthusiastic owners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521891134
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
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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