Horses in early-modern drama
Contributor(s):: Gabriel Egan
Two hundred years before William Harrison Ainsworth invented Dick Turpin's miraculous horse-ride from London to York in his novel Rockwood, the King's men at the Globe playhouse dramatized a similar feat performed with supernatural assistance. Richard Brome and Thomas Heywood's The...
Evidence of horsemanship and dogmanship and their application in veterinary contexts
| Contributor(s):: Payne, E., Boot, M., Starling, M., Henshall, C., McLean, A., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.
This review collates peer-reviewed evidence for desirable attributes for those who work with dogs and horses. It is written with a particular focus on the veterinary profession. Although veterinarians and veterinary nurses (VNs) occupy variable roles when interacting with their patients, several...
Does horse temperament influence horse-rider cooperation? (Special Issue: Equitation science.)
| Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Reenen, C. G. van, Blokhuis, M. Z., Morgan, E. K. M., Hassmen, P., Rundgren, T. M. M., Blokhuis, H. J.
Cooperation between rider and horse is of major importance in equitation. A balanced team of horse and rider improves (sport) performances and welfare aspects by decreasing stress, frustration, risks of injuries, and accidents. Important features affecting the cooperation are the physical skills,...
A retrospective survey of riders' opinions of the use of saddle pads in horses
| Contributor(s):: Hawson, L. A., McLean, A. N., McGreevy, P. D.
Horse riders have used layers between saddles and their horse's back since ancient times. Despite the apparent common usage of such layers, most research regarding pressures under horses' saddles seems to have been conducted without such layers present. An online survey of equestrian riders was...
Inked: Human-Horse Apprenticeship, Tattoos, and Time in the Pazyryk World
| Contributor(s):: Argent, G.
Prior interpretations of the tattoos of nonhuman animals etched upon the preserved human bodies from the Pazyryk archaeological culture of Inner Asia have focused on solely human-generated meanings. This article utilizes an ethnoarchaeological approach to reassess these tattoos, by analogizing...
SLO Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding
At SLO (San Luis Obispo) Hoofbeats our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities through the healing power of the horse.
Sugar Creek Equinapy
Sugar Creek Equinapy specializes in therapeutic ridinglessons. We are located in beautiful Harrisonville, Missouri in the southeastern Kansas City Metro.
Riding for the Disabled Association (Australia)
Riding for the Disabled Association Australia (RDAA) is a voluntary, nonprofit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.
Effects of the level of experience of horses and their riders on cortisol release, heart rate and heart-rate variability during a jumping course
| Contributor(s):: Ille, N., Lewinski, M. von, Erber, R., Wulf, M., Aurich, J., Mostl, E., Aurich, C.
A comparison of the Monty Roberts technique with a conventional UK technique for initial training of riding horses
| Contributor(s):: Fowler, V., Kennedy, M., Marlin, D.
This study describes a comparison of the efficacy of the Monty Roberts horsemanship technique (MRT) in comparison with a UK conventional training technique (CT) for the initial training of horses. The sample consisted of 14 untrained horses, between 3 and 5 years old, sourced from a variety of...
Impact of riding in a coercively obtained Rollkur posture on welfare and fear of performance horses
| Contributor(s):: Borstel, U. U. von, Duncan, I. J. H., Shoveller, A. K., Merkies, K., Keeling, L. J., Millman, S. T.
Rollkur, the usually coercively obtained hyperflexion of the horse's neck, is employed as a training method by some dressage riders; however, its use is controversial as it may cause discomfort and adversely affect the horse's welfare. The objectives of this study were to determine: (1)...
Equine welfare and emerging social ethics
| Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
Human direct actions may alter animal welfare, a study on horses (Equus caballus)
| Contributor(s):: Clémence Lesimple, Carole Fureix, Hervéy Menguy, Martine Hausberger
Background Back pain is the cause of bad welfare in humans and animals. Although vertebral problems are regularly reported on riding horses, these problems are not always identified nor noticed enough to prevent these horses to be used for work. Methodology/Principal Findings Nineteen horses from...
Looking for an ideal horse: rider preferences
| Contributor(s):: Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Chruszczewski, M. H., Jaworski, Z., Golonka, M., Jezierski, T., Dlugosz, B., Pieszka, M.
The aims of the present study were as follows: (1) to identify the particular characteristics of a horse that are important to riders, and (2) to examine which of these properties are significant for different categories of riders. The participants (197; 78.7% females) were surveyed using the...
Assessment of the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys, using health and behaviour parameters
| Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Lindberg, A. C., Main, D. C. J., Whay, H. R.
Working animals provide an essential transport resource in developing countries worldwide. Many of these animals are owned by poor people and work in harsh environments, so their welfare is a cause for concern. A protocol was developed to assess the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys in...
Motion parameter instrumental examination possibilities of therapeutic horses
| Contributor(s):: Palinkas, J., Szabo, I. A., Soha, F. R., Bagi, A., Csernatony, Z.
The knowledge of motion parameters of horses is significant not only in veterinary practice, but also in equine assisted activities. According to the presently accepted hypothesis, during therapeutic horseback riding the impulse coming from the back of the horse moves the pelvis of the rider...
Use and abuse - about the "naturality" of the equestrian use of the horse
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.
Beginning with literary statements about the harmony of horse and rider on one side and about the denaturing of the horse under the saddle on the other side, utilization and exploitation are explicated as biological ways of the interaction of different species in the nature. Such interactions are...
Welfare of sport horses: role of the rider
| Contributor(s):: Auvinet, B., Coureau, C., Galloux, P.
AVMA animal welfare forum: equine welfare, 8 December 1999, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ten papers submitted by speakers at the 1999 AVMA Animal Welfare Forum, presented in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, have been published in this issue of JAVMA. The papers are entitled: The revolution in horsemanship; Equine welfare and emerging social ethics;...
Therapeutic horseback riding
| Contributor(s):: Potter, J. T., Evans, J. W., Nolt, B. H., Jr.