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Boross, Barbara, 2014. Relationship between human safety and horse handling. Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)



This report reviews the current scientific results on the interaction between human safety and horse handling practices. It gives suggestions to and support riding instructors, riders, horse handlers and farriers how to build up a training programme which is safer for the human and safeguarding horse welfare at the same time. The discussion emphasises the common injury patterns and risk factors that need to be taken into consideration. The human-horse interaction has been looked at from the animal and the human viewpoint separately: not only the perception, learning abilities and personality of the horse but also the human comprehension and their behaviour towards the animal have been reviewed. The report gives suggestions on how these factors can be implemented in training/handling practices to reduce the injury risk of humans while horse welfare is safeguarded.

Main title:Relationship between human safety and horse handling
Authors:Boross, Barbara
Supervisor:Lidfors, Lena
Examiner:Blokhuis, Harry
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:604
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:Other
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)
Keywords:horse-related injuries, accident risk factors, horse behaviour, safe horse handling, training, horse, injuries, behaviour, handling
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Animal husbandry
Deposited On:13 Apr 2015 12:46
Metadata Last Modified:13 Apr 2015 12:46

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