Understanding the flexibility and limits of behaviour is essential to improving both the horse's welfare and its performance. This book tackles the fundamental principles which will enable owners, riders, trainers and students to understand scientific principles and apply them in practice. Subjects covered include the analysis of influences on equine behaviour, the perceptual world of the horse, learning and training techniques including the latest developments in "join-up" and "imprint training".
PART ONE: Understanding Behaviour Concepts.
1. Approaches to the Study of Behaviour.
2. Origins of behaviour.
3. The Evolutionary History of the Horse.
4. The Lifetime Development of Behavior..
PART TWO: Mechanisms of Behaviour.
5. The processing of Information.
6. The Special Senses.
7. Communication and Social Organisation.
8. Sexual and reproductive behaviour of Horses..
PART THREE: The Flexibility of behaviour and its Management.
9.Learning and Training.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 14th October 1998
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.2 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1