1. O cavalo é o servo e o cavaleiro ou a amazona é o mestre?
2. A relação de obediência, de trabalho e treinamento do cavalo com humanos pode ser afetiva? 3. Você entende tudo (ou quase) sobre comportamento de cavalos?
4. Já conhece um etograma completo de equinos? Se alguma das suas respostas para as questões 1 a 3 foi "Sim" ou para a questão 4 foi "Não", então você precisa ler esse artigo abaixo:
The horse–human dyad: Can we align horse training and handling activities with
the equid social ethogram?
P.D. McGreevy , C. Oddie , F.L. Burton , A.N. McLean
a b s t r a c t
This article examines the recently completed equid ethogram and shows how analogues of social interactions
between horses may occur in various human–horse interactions. It discusses how some specific
horse–horse interactions have a corresponding horse–human interaction – some of which may be
directly beneficial for the horse while others may be unusual or even abnormal. It also shows how correspondent
behaviours sometimes become inappropriate because of their duration, consistency or context.
One analogue is unlikely to hold true for all horse–human contexts, so when applying any model from
horse–horse interactions to human–horse interactions, the limitations of the model may eclipse the
intended outcome of the intervention. These limitations are especially likely when the horse is being ridden.
Such analyses may help to determine the validity of extrapolating intra-specific interactions to the
inter-specific setting, as is advocated by some popular horse-training methods, and highlight the subsequent
limitations where humans play the role of the ‘alpha mare’ or leader in horse handling and training.
This examination provides a constructive framework for further informed debate and empirical investigation
of the critical features of successful intra-specific interactions.