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  1. At Home, with the Good Horses: Relationality, Roles, Identity and Ideology in Iron Age Inner Asia

    Contributor(s):: Gala Argent

    As an overarching theme, this thesis is concerned with investigating archaeologically the relationships between humans and horses within the Iron Age Inner Asian society of the Pazyryk archaeological culture. Prior archaeologies of horses in Iron Age Eurasia have approached them in a segmented...

  2. Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lynn Kuhnel

    It is nice to give animators artistic freedom, but having to animate every bounce, sway, and counter-balancing movement of a rider on a horse isn't freedom at all. It is painstaking labor that could easily be prevented with an effective character setup. If an animation piece is only going to...

  3. Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports

    Contributor(s):: Kutte Jonsson

    The fact that horses play an essential role for equestrian sports raises rather specific ethical concerns. Questions like what should be morally permissible to do to (non-consenting) nonhumans for the sake of human interests become urgent. Is it not an example of (animal) rights violation to...

  4. Horse Injury during Non-Commercial Transport: Findings from Researcher-Assisted Intercept Surveys at Southeastern Australian Equestrian Events

    Contributor(s):: Christopher B. Riley, Belinda R. Noble, Janis Bridges, Susan J. Hazel, Kirrilly Thompson

    Equine transportation research has largely focused on the commercial land movement of horses. Data on the incidence and factors associated with horse injuries during non-commercial transportation (privately owned horse trucks and trailers) is scant. This study surveyed 223 drivers transporting...

  5. Preventing and Investigating Horse-Related Human Injury and Fatality in Work and Non-Work Equestrian Environments: A Consideration of the Workplace Health and Safety Framework

    Contributor(s):: Meredith Chapman, Kirrilly Thompson

    It has been suggested that one in five riders will be injured due to a fall from a horse, resulting in severe head or torso injuries. Attempts to reduce injury have primarily focussed on low level risk controls, such as helmets. In comparison, risk mitigation in high risk workplaces and sports is...

  6. Factors Influencing the Safety Behavior of German Equestrians: Attitudes towards Protective Equipment and Peer Behaviors

    Contributor(s):: Christina-Maria Ikinger, Jana Baldamus, Achim Spiller

    Human interactions with horses entail certain risks. Although the acceptance and use of protective gear is increasing, a high number of incidents and very low or inconsistent voluntary use of safety equipment are reported. While past studies have examined factors influencing the use of safety...

  7. The Contribution of Equitation Science to Minimising Horse-Related Risks to Humans

    Contributor(s):: Melissa Starling, Andrew McLean, Paul McGreevy

    Equitation science is an evidence-based approach to horse training and riding that focuses on a thorough understanding of both equine ethology and learning theory. This combination leads to more effective horse training, but also plays a role in keeping horse riders and trainers safe around...

  8. The knowledge, perception and utilization of equine chiropractic by horse riders in KwaZulu-Natal

    Contributor(s):: Kirsten Moya Snow

    Background:  Horses are unlike most animals as they take part in equine sports and thus are athletic animals.  Comparable to a human athlete, horses are prone to sports related injuries and disease. Equine  chiropractic has shown to be one of the most utilized forms of...

  9. Measurement of prosocial and antisocial behavior among youth equestrian competitors

    Contributor(s):: Waite, Karen L.

  10. Hearing the voices of experienced equestrians with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: McBride-Conner, Amy

  11. Circus Echoes: Dancing the Human-Equine Relationship Under the Millennial Big Top [Section IX: National Scales and Mass Movements: Chapter 39]

    Contributor(s):: Marra, Kim, George-Graves, Nadine

  12. Do the clothes make the horse? Relationality, roles and statuses in iron age Inner Asia

    Contributor(s):: Argent, Gala

  13. From riding schools to tipis. Ethological horse riding and Amerindian myths

    Contributor(s):: Digard, Jean-Pierre

  14. "Loving-knowing" women and horses: Symbolic connections, real life conflicts and "natural horsemanship"

    Contributor(s):: Savvides, Nikki

    Since the late nineteenth century, female authors have suggested that Western women and horses have an innate connection. Often, the connection is categorized in terms of female “empowerment” and “liberation,” with the rise of female equestrianism playing an important role...

  15. Equestrians and How They Disperse along Plog's Allocentric/Psychocentric Continuum

    Contributor(s):: Ricky Hardy

    This is a study of Stanley Plog’s traveler typology and its application to adults engaged in equestrian activities (various styles or classes of riding). The study is based on data acquired by the intercept surveying of adult equestrian riders in North Carolina and Virginia....

  16. Topfield Equestrian Center

    Founded in 2006, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) provides therapeutic and recreational riding for physically and developmentally disabled children and adults. TEC effectively preserves and utilizes open space for agricultural consumption by creating a sustainable green riding...

  17. Self-schemas, goal orientations, sport confidence and mindfulness in amateur equestrians

    Contributor(s):: Diaz, Teresa Renee

  18. Equine physiotherapy: a comparative view of the science underlying the profession

    Contributor(s):: McGowan, C. M., Stubbs, N. C., Jull, G. A.