Equitation Science by Paul McGreevy & Andrew McLean
The Goal of Equitation Science is to enhance our understanding of how horses think and learn, and to use their natural behaviour to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. The welfare consequences of training and competing horses under different protocols are explored. Drawing on traditional and emergent techniques, this book incorporates learning theory into an ethical training system suitable for all levels. It also focuses on evidence based approaches that improve rider safety.