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Author (up) Dorey, N.R.; Conover, A.M.; Udell, M.A.R. doi  openurl
  Title Interspecific communication from people to horses (Equus ferus caballus) is influenced by different horsemanship training styles Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Journal of Comparative Psychology, Abbreviated Journal J. Comp. Psychol.  
  Volume 128 Issue 4 Pages 337-342  
  Abstract The ability of many domesticated animals to follow human pointing gestures to locate hidden food has led to scientific debate on the relative importance of domestication and individual experience on the origins and development of this capacity. To further explore this question, we examined the influence of different prior training histories/methods on the ability of horses (Equus ferus caballus) to follow a momentary distal point. Ten horses previously trained using one of two methods (Parelli™ natural horsemanship or traditional horse training) were tested using a standard object choice task. The results show that neither group of horses was initially able to follow the momentary distal point. However, after more experience with the point, horses previously trained using the Parelli natural horsemanship method learned to follow momentary distal points significantly faster than those previously trained with traditional methods. The poor initial performance of horses on distal pointing tasks, coupled with the finding that prior training history and experimental experience can lead to success on this task, fails to support the predictions of the domestication hypothesis and instead lends support to the two-stage hypothesis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)  
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