Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-6-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

3-6-2015 4:00 PM

Description

The goal in this study is to observe the incidence of undesirable behaviors by horses at summer camp and determine if it could possibly be explained by the stress of being ridden by riders with varying ability during the course of a camp season. It is hypothesized that incidence and severity of undesirable behavior will be related to the temperament of the horse. Each horse was evaluated for temperament at the beginning of the summer camp season, every rider received an evaluation for riding skill level, and all incidents and lengths of trail were recorded. Results analysis is in progress.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar

Advisor: Katherine Koudele, Agriculture

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Mar 6th, 2:30 PM Mar 6th, 4:00 PM

P-10 The relationship between equine temperament and behavior as affected over time by the skill level of the riders

Buller Hallway

The goal in this study is to observe the incidence of undesirable behaviors by horses at summer camp and determine if it could possibly be explained by the stress of being ridden by riders with varying ability during the course of a camp season. It is hypothesized that incidence and severity of undesirable behavior will be related to the temperament of the horse. Each horse was evaluated for temperament at the beginning of the summer camp season, every rider received an evaluation for riding skill level, and all incidents and lengths of trail were recorded. Results analysis is in progress.