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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

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

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

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

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

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

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

  10. New methods and research in therapeutic (horseback) riding

    Contributor(s):: Bozori, G.

  11. The importance of Silesian horses in horse driving competitions and therapy

    Contributor(s):: Jackowski, M., Organ, M.

  12. A preliminary study of the effects of handling type on horses' emotional reactivity and the human-horse relationship

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Pages, M., Bon, R., Lassalle, J. M., Kuntz, P., Gonzalez, G.

  13. Equine learning behaviour. (Special Issue: Equine learning behaviour.)

    Contributor(s):: Murphy, J., Arkins, S.

  14. Equine learning behaviour: accounting for ecological constraints and relationships with humans in experimental design. (Special Issue: Equine learning behaviour.)

    Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Nicol, C.

  15. Learning performances in young horses using two different learning tests

    Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Reenen, C. G. van, Schilder, M. B. H., Barneveld, A., Blokhuis, H. J.

    To achieve optimal performance in equine sports as well as in leisure not only the physical abilities of the horse should be considered, but also the horse's personality. Besides temperamental aspects, like emotionality, or the horse's reactivity towards humans in handling situations, the...

  16. Motor and sensory laterality in thoroughbred horses

    Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Rogers, L. J.

    We investigated lateralisation in horses because it is likely to be important in training and athletic performance. Thoroughbred horses (n=106) were observed every 60 s for 2 h, when they were at pasture, and the position of the forelimbs in relation to one another was recorded. There was a...

  17. Which obstacles are most problematic for jumping horses?

    Contributor(s):: Stachurska, A., Pieta, M., Nesteruk, E.

    The objective of this study was to examine the behaviour of horses jumping over variously designed obstacles, i.e. which obstacles are easy for them and jumped willingly or which cause difficulties. This was judged by scoring two main faults at jumping events: the number of knock-downs and...

  18. Equine welfare and emerging social ethics

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  19. 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;...

  20. Synchronization of the centres of gravity of the rider and his horse: comparison between the rider and valid paraplegic rider

    Contributor(s):: Biau, S., Leluardiere, F. A. de, Decatoire, A., Touzet, A.

    This article discusses the interaction between the rider and his horse, and the principles of the centre of gravity in normal horse rider and paraplegic horse rider.