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Horsebreakers, Tamers, and Trainers: An Historical, Psychological, and Social Review

By Sharon E. Cregier

Category Conference Papers
Abstract

To my knowledge, there has been no organized synthesis describing the historical development of horse handling, management, lore, and training. This discussion offers, in capsule form, some of the historical, psychological, and social considerations which might be taken into account when evaluating horse-handling skills.

First, I would like to describe the natures of the emotional and psychological bonds between man and horse. I will also look at the consequences of various types of bonding on horsemanship or management. We can increase our understanding of the role of the horse in our history and lives by thus seeing how the animal figures in our fantasy, and in our practice (Rhodes 1980; Van de Castle 1983).

Submitter

Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 1986
Pages 14
Publisher The Humane Society
Location of Publication Washington, D.C.
Conference Title Advances in animal welfare science 1986/87
URL http://animalstudiesrepository.org/acwp_ewp/3/
Language English
Tags
  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Health
  6. History
  7. horse handling
  8. horse lore
  9. horse management
  10. Horsemanship
  11. Horses
  12. Mammals
  13. Pets and companion animals
  14. Psychiatry and psychology
  15. Service animals
  16. social review
  17. tamers
  18. trainers