Horses And Humans

Author: Sandra L. Olsen
Editor: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Horses and Humans Symposium, held in 2000 at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Powdermill Nature Preserve, in Rector, Pennsylvania, USA, in honor of Mary Aiken Littauer. The four-day symposium brought together 35 academics from Eurasia and America from the disciplines of archaeology, art history, history, paleontology, biology, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, and other fields for presented papers, round-table discussions, demonstrations and much lively debate in the evenings. The culmination was a one-day public event at the St. Clair Showgrounds called the Celebration of the Horse that involved a wide range of equestrian performances by over 50 horses and riders for a public audience of over 500. In addition to the production of this volume, the symposium introduced many equine scholars to each other and initiated both collaboration and communication amongst this active community.

Horse Brain Human Brain

Author: Janet Jones
Editor: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1646010272
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An eye-opening game-changer of a book that sheds new light on how horses learn, think, perceive, and perform, and explains how to work with the horse’s brain instead of against it. In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles. Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. By meeting horses halfway, we achieve many goals. We improve performance. We save valuable training time. We develop much deeper bonds with our horses. We handle them with insight and kindness instead of force or command. We comprehend their misbehavior in ways that allow solutions. We reduce the human mistakes we often make while working with them. Instead of working against the horse’s brain, expecting him to function in unnatural and counterproductive ways, this book provides the information needed to ride with the horse’s brain. Each principle is applied to real everyday issues in the arena or on the trail, often illustrated with true stories from the author’s horse training experience. Horse Brain, Human Brain offers revolutionary ideas that should be considered by anyone who works with horses.

Walking The Way Of The Horse

Author: Leif Hallberg
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595479081
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Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit

Horse Breeds And Human Society

Author: Kristen Guest
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429656920
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This book demonstrates how horse breeding is entwined with human societies and identities. It explores issues of lineage, purity, and status by exploring interconnections between animals and humans. The quest for purity in equine breed reflects and evolves alongside human subjectivity shaped by categories of race, gender, class, region, and nation. Focusing on various horse breeds, from the Chincoteague Pony to Brazilian Crioulo and the Arabian horse, each chapter in this collection considers how human and animal identities are shaped by practices of breeding and categorizing domesticated animals. Bringing together different historical, geographical, and disciplinary perspectives, this book will appeal to academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students, in the fields of human-animal studies, sociology, environmental studies, cultural studies, history, and literature.

Horse Speak An Equine Human Translation Guide

Author: Sharon Wilsie
Editor: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570768501
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Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.

The Heart Of The Horse Healing The Heart Of The Human

Author: Kaarin "Nikki" Bell Theisinger
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146691310X
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The Horse Connection Interactive Riding and Assisted Riding For Children & "Adult Children At Heart! " The Inspiration for "Horse Connection" was inspired by my love of horses & growing up in a Circus Family that encouraged my love of animals, especially Horses! This "Connection" with Horses was encouraged by my parents and early in my life my grandparents who grew up with farm animals. By age seven, my Dad and Grandpa Bell, went to the local "glue factory (this was 1952 and Horses then were sent to Slaugther Houses when they were old or crippled. They came home in a Farm Trailer and there was Dolly, who I knew was the prettiest horse I had Ever Seen!. During the summers of these Years, I had the privilege to Travel with my Parents on Polack Bros Shrine Circus: I had my first "Horse Job" at seven years! A loving trainer named Sonny Moore trained Dogs and ponies to work together in a Funny Way and his act was named "Sonny Moore's Roustabouts." This was more than fun was a privilege that I learned to groom, water, put on harnesses and feeds these talented animals! These Early "Horse Experiences" influenced my Dream to work with Children and Horses in a way that was not Only Learning but Fun!! This book is a description and depicts Ways that "That Horses Nurture Children, Reduce theirs Fears, Increase Confidence, and have a New Friend to Love.. The Horse! My parents continued to nurture my Love of Horses when they "semi retired" from the Circus Trapeze Life they had known for over Fifty Years, and we moved into our Home in Duncanville Tx. There a Horse Named Tinkerbell taught me to ride all over again and my high school friend Vicky & I rode all over Duncanville and surrounding places! Tinkerbelle had one beautiful baby horse named Missy and she was a joy to help train. Then it was time to go to college and they were sold to wonderful families! 'The Heart of the Horse, Healing the Heart of the Human" is shown in pictures and stories throughout this book! Enjoy the stories and hope they will touch a place in your Heart & get to know the Horses in my Life who have now helped, healed or taught many many kids and adults to not only Ride but to love and appreciate the Horse as a Healing, Understanding, and Connecting animals to our Hearts!

The Story Of Captain The Horse With The Human Brain

Author: George Wharton James
Editor: Good Press
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"The Story of Captain, the Horse with the Human Brain" by George Wharton James. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Horse Human

Author: Bob Tabor
Editor: Glitterati
ISBN: 9780996293082
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In this exquisitely executed paean to the horse, celebrated photographer Bob Tabor celebrates the magnificence of the equine physique and the beauty of the horse's nature. His images are evocative and intimate, so perfectly presented that we seem to feel the sinewy tension of the animals muscles and the sleek satin of their hair. Each photograph is a marvel in itself, arousing awe, tenderness, and sometimes amusement; and every viewing brings us closer to understanding the emotional bond and powerful connection between horse and human.

The Horse In Human History

Author: Pita Kelekna
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521516595
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The horse is surely the 'aristocrat' of animals domesticated by man. This book assesses the impact of the horse on human society from 4000 BC to AD 2000, by first describing initial horse domestication on the Pontic-Caspian steppes and the early development of driving and riding technologies. Horse-chariotry and cavalry in effect changed the nature of warfare in the civilisations of the Middle East, India, and China. Beyond the battlefield, horsepower also afforded great advances in transport, agriculture, industry, and science. Rapidity of horse communications forged far-flung equestrian empires, where language, law, weights, measures, and writing systems were standardised and revolutionary technologies and ideas were disseminated across continents. Following Columbian contact, Old and New World cultures are evaluated in terms of presence or absence of the horse and Spanish conquest of the horseless America is seen as the model for subsequent European equestrian colonisation of horseless territories around the world.

The Human Animal Relationship

Author: Francien Henriëtte de Jonge
Editor: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9789023240822
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This aspect brings animals within our moral domain.

Equine Genomics

Author: Bhanu P. Chowdhary
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118522125
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Analysis of the equine genome began just over a decade ago, culminating in the recent complete sequencing of the horse genome. The availability of the equine whole genome sequence represents the successful completion of an important era of equine genome analysis, and the beginning of a new era where the sequence information will catalyze the development of new tools and resources that will permit study of a range of traits that are economically important and are significant to equine health and welfare. Equine Genomics provides a timely comprehensive overview of equine genomic research. Chapters detail key accomplishments and the current state of research, as well as looking forward to possible applications of genomic technologies to horse breeding, health, and welfare. Equine Genomics delivers a global overview of the topic and is seamlessly edited by a leading equine genomics researcher. Equine Genomics is an indispensible source of information for anyone with an interest in this increasingly important field of study, including equine genomic researchers, clinicians, animal science professionals and equine field veterinarians.

Trials Of Horse And Human

Author: J K Chambers
Editor: Serendipities Limited
ISBN: 9780992637965
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Chloe Marcus is a successful businesswoman enjoying her exciting City life when her world is suddenly turned upside down as she finds herself the executor of a relative's estate. Not only does Chloe find that she has a penniless estate with a large rambling house to deal with but also a broken down ex racehorse to find a new career for. Along with her meek P.A., Chloe also finds help in the form of an attractive young drifter called Steve who seems to have a talent with horses. As Chloe is drawn into the world of horse trials she finds that she also has to deal with unscrupulous yard owners and competitive people who will stop at nothing in the pursuit of success, not to mention their rather dubious sexual antics. Chloe is forced to confront her tragic past as she delves further into the estate. She also realises that there are secrets hidden within the house. If she can only unlock the answers to those secrets then perhaps she can save the estate? Unfortunately she will soon discover that she is not the only one who is trying to unlock them....

The Lame Horse

Author: James R. Rooney
Editor: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.
ISBN: 9780929346557
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H E R D Human Equine Relationship Development

Author: Tamara Svencer
ISBN: 0557628547
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Equine Welfare

Author: C. Wayne McIlwraith
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444397818
File Size: 30,92 MB
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A rational exploration of the ethical and welfare issues in all areas of equine use. This book addresses controversial and emotive issues surrounding these iconic creatures, providing a reliable source of information to support informed debate. It will enable all those with an interest in horses and the uses they are put to gain an awareness of the problems and abuses that occur. The book draws on the expertise of a range of acknowledged leaders in equine health and welfare. The first part of the book explores general issues of the horse’s needs and nature. The second part contains chapters each covering a specific human use of horses and the abuses that arise as a result. This book is part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see

A Geography Of Horse Riding

Author: Cheryl Nosworthy
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443865524
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This book presents an in-depth, qualitative exploration of the practice of horse-riding by “disabled” and “non-disabled” riders and their horses. Situated as part of an “affective turn” within human geography, creative and original use is made of poststructuralist theory to bring together animal studies and disability studies in order to decentre the human as we think about the social. Eighteen months of multi-sited performance ethnography “on the hoof” were conducted with riders recruited from local riding schools, an internet forum and three Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) groups. The study employed various methods, including diary-keeping, participant observation and video-recording of riding activities, in order to capture moments of horse-human relating. Through these methods, the embodied expressions of horses are taken seriously as demonstrative of their individual thoughts and intentions.

Horses And Humans

Author: Shan de Wey
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462854567
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Throughout the pages, the author explains what draws humans to horses is the representation of beauty and freedom. Most of this compatibility comes from the horses flexibility in joining with humans as partners. This material prompts the human to evaluate the reasons why he has chosen the horses as companions or athletic partners or why he has chosen to breed them.This book is written with the hope that the knowledge I have acquired these many years will be helpful to create new lines of communication with our partners, the horse she shares. With more than ten eye-opening chapters, Horses And Humans - The Real Connection is not a training manual, but moreover to open the lines communication. The book discusses choosing a horse that is right for each individual, according to that persons personality and that of the horse they choose, the horse and its psyche, humans and their psyche, trainers and instructors, diagnostics and therapies, including homeopathic, holistic and conventional treatments, the art of lunging, classic principles of all riding techniques, equipment, and more. This book is written for the inexperienced, amateur, and professional riders as well. The author finds many proposed trainers are lacking in the fundamentals of understanding people and horses; particularly the psychological and physical connections that need to be established and understood.

The Age Of The Horse

Author: Susanna Forrest
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802189512
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A “superb” account of the enduring connection between humans and horses—“Full of the sort of details that get edited out of more traditional histories” (The Economist). Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth—and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. It has sustained us as a source of food, an industrial and agricultural machine, a comrade in arms, a symbol of wealth, power, and the wild. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdote, equestrian expert Susanna Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron’s famous “Mazeppa”), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we’ve had on each other. Forrest combines this history with her own experience in the field, and travels the world to offer a comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles; from a polo club in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses. “For the horse-addicted, a book can get no better than this . . . original, cerebral and from the heart.” —The Times (London)

The Domestic Horse

Author: D. S. Mills
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521891134
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This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the behaviour of the domestic horse. Suitable for scientists, professionals and enthusiastic owners.

Horse Genetics

Author: Ernest Frank Bailey
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1780643292
File Size: 54,42 MB
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This textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat, color, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation.