About the Companion Website xi
1 Introduction – The Fascination with Horses and Learning 1
2 Ethology and Cognition 7
3 Anthropomorphism and the Human–Horse Relationship 45
4 Non‐associative Learning 59
5 Associative Learning (Attractive stimuli) 81
6 Associative Learning (Aversive stimuli) 101
7 Applying Learning Theory 121
8 Training 151
9 Horses in Sport and Work 191
10 Apparatus 213
11 Biomechanics 235
12 Unorthodox Techniques 261
13 Stress and Fear Responses 273
14 Ethical Equitation 301
15 Research Methods in Equitation Science 313
16 The Future of Equitation Science 331
Glossary of the Terms and Definitions and of Processes Associated with Equitation 339
About the authors
Paul McGreevy is a Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia.
Janne Winther Christensen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Uta König von Borstel is a Professor of Animal Husbandry and Biology at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Giessen, Germany.
Andrew McLean is one of the world's foremost equine behavioural practitioners and founder of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, Australia.