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  1. Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more

    Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.

    Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly...

  2. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  3. Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans

    Contributor(s):: Malavasi, R., Huber, L.

    Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object, thereby informing the recipient what it wants. If the gesture is successful, the sender and the...

  4. Analysis of Failure to Finish a Race in a Cohort of Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Jasmine Tanner, Chris Rogers, Charlotte Bolwell, Naomi Cogger, Erica Gee, Wayne McIlwraith

    The objective was to describe the incidence of failure to finish a race in flat-racing Thoroughbreds in New Zealand as these are summary indicators of falls, injuries and poor performance. Retrospective data on six complete flat racing seasons (n = 188,615 race starts) of all Thoroughbred flat...

  5. Jan 30 2017

    American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 19th Annual Resort Symposium

    Indulge in tropical midwinter bliss during the AAEP’s 19th Annual Resort Symposium, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2017, at Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach, ranked the No. 1 beach in the world for...

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  6. A Critical Analysis of the British Horseracing Authority's Review of the Use of the Whip in Horseracing

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    Contributor(s):: Bidda Jones, Jed Goodfellow, James Yeates, Paul D. Mcgreevy

    There is increasing controversy about the use of the whip as a performance aid in Thoroughbred horseracing and its impact on horse welfare. This paper offers a critical analysis of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) 2011 Report Responsible Regulation:A Review of the Use of the...

  7. Ethische Aspekte der physischen und der psychischen Belastung des Pferdes durch dessen reiterliche Nutzung

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.

  8. A nonnatural head-neck position ( Rollkur ) during training results in less acute stress in elite, trained, dressage horses

    Contributor(s):: Breda, E. van

    This study measured parameters of stress in recreational, trained horses (REC; n=7) and elite (International Grand Prix level) trained, dressage horses (DRES; n=5). The training of the DRES horses uses an unnatural head-neck position (Rollkur), whereas in the REC horses such training techniques...

  9. Don't fence me in: managing psychological well being for elite performance horses

    Contributor(s):: Henderson, A. J. Z.

    This article posits that stereotypical behavior patterns and the overall psychological well being of today's performance horse could be substantially enhanced with care that acknowledges the relationship between domesticated horses and their forerunners. Feral horses typically roam in stable,...

  10. Management practices associated with owner-reported stable-related and handling behaviour problems in UK leisure horses

    Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Creighton, E.

    Stable-related and handling behaviour problems are highly prevalent in UK leisure horses. Associations between routine management practices and behaviour problems have been identified in racehorses and performance horses but it is unknown whether these practices are also associated with behaviour...

  11. Tools of the trade or part of the family? Horses in competitive equestrian sport

    Contributor(s):: Dashper, K.

    The horse-human relationship is based on mutual respect and understanding, and the development of trusting partnerships may be particularly important in elite equestrian sport, where horses and humans rely on each other to tackle sporting challenges. The increasing commercialization of equestrian...

  12. A note on the force of whip impacts delivered by jockeys using forehand and backhand strikes

    Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Hawson, L. A., Salvin, H., McLean, A. N.

    The Australian Racing Board makes a distinction under its Rules of Racing concerning whip use between forehand and backhand whip action that is critically important: before the final 100 m of a race, the whip shall be used in a forehand manner neither in consecutive strides nor on more than 5...

  13. A review of hippotherapy horse diseases from 2006 to 2010 in Uruguaiana-RS

    Contributor(s):: Silva, M. N. G. da, Duarte, C. A., Folchini, N. P., Mistieri, M. L. de A., Freitas, G. S. R. de, Sodre, L. A. D.

  14. Analysis of exterior indices of Polish konik horses from preservation breeding centres and used in hippotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Pasicka, E., Oedenberg, H. G. de

  15. Application of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment to horses during an endurance ride

    Contributor(s):: Fleming, P. A., Paisley, C. L., Barnes, A. L., Wemelsfelder, F.

  16. Characteristics of conformation parameters of Polish Konik horses from preservation breeding centres versus metric traits of this breed used in hippotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Pasicka, E., Oedenberg, H. G. de

  17. Cross-modal individual recognition in domestic horses ( Equus caballus) extends to familiar humans

    Contributor(s):: Proops, L., McComb, K.

  18. Experimental trial demonstrates positive effects of equine facilitated learning on child social competence

    Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Roeter, S.

  19. Exploring opportunities to do things differently

    Contributor(s):: Gibbens, N.

  20. From mules, horses and livestock to companion animals: a linguistic-etymological approach to veterinary history, mirroring animal and (mainly) human welfare

    Contributor(s):: Devriese, L.