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Author (up) Keeling, L.J.; Jonare, L.; Lanneborn, L. url  doi
  Title Investigating horse–human interactions: The effect of a nervous human Type Journal Article
  Year 2009 Publication The Veterinary Journal Abbreviated Journal Vet J  
  Volume 181 Issue 1 Pages 70-71  
  Keywords Behaviour; Reactivity; Heart rate; Accidents; Equitation  
  Abstract The heart rates (HR) of horses and the people leading them (10 horses, 20 people), and riding them (17 horses, 17 people), were recorded in an indoor arena. The horses were Swedish leisure horses of mixed ages, sex and breed. All except two of the people were female and all were of mixed age and riding experience. Each horse–human pair walked or rode between points A and B (30 m) four times on each test occasion. However, just before the fourth pass, participants were told that an umbrella would be opened as they rode, or led, the horse past the assistant. The umbrella was not opened, so this pass was no different to the previous control occasions, but nevertheless there was an increase in HR for both the person (leading, P = 0.06; riding, P < 0.05) and the horse (being led, P < 0.05; being ridden, P < 0.05). The findings indicate that analysis of HR recorded simultaneously from people and horses under different experimental handling or riding conditions presents a useful tool to investigate horse–human interactions.  
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  ISSN 1090-0233 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 5908  
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