How equitation science can elucidate and refine horsemanship techniques.

  title={How equitation science can elucidate and refine horsemanship techniques.},
  author={Deborah Goodwin and Paul D McGreevy and Natalie Waran and Andrew McLean},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  volume={181 1},
The long-held belief that human dominance and equine submission are key to successful training and that the horse must be taught to 'respect' the trainer infers that force is often used during training. Many horses respond by trialling unwelcome evasions, resistances and flight responses, which readily become established. When unable to cope with problem behaviours, some handlers in the past might have been encouraged to use harsh methods or devices while others may have called in a so-called… CONTINUE READING

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