Jan 30 2017
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 19th Annual Resort Symposium
Jump horse safety: reconciling public debate and Australian thoroughbred jump racing data, 2012-2014
| Contributor(s):: Ruse, K., Davison, A., Bridle, K.
Thoroughbred jump racing sits in the spotlight of contemporary welfare and ethical debates about horse racing. In Australia, jump racing comprises hurdle and steeplechase races and has ceased in all but two states, Victoria and South Australia. This paper documents the size, geography,...
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,...
The association between performance in show-jumping and personality traits earlier in life
| Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Reenen, C. G. van, Engel, B., Schilder, M. B. H., Barneveld, A., Blokhuis, H. J.
For a horse to succeed in a show-jumping career, the individual has to possess both excellent physical abilities as well as a suitable personality to perform under challenging conditions. Forty-one Dutch Warmblood horses were used to develop personality tests and correlations between test...
Welfare of sport horses: role of the rider
| Contributor(s):: Auvinet, B., Coureau, C., Galloux, P.
Animal rights and the Olympic Games