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Horse Watch – What it is to Be Equine by Marthe Kiley-Worthington

This would have to be the best book on Equine Ethology I’ve ever read. And that is simply because the author constantly references her own herd of arabian horses that she has studied extensively over a 20 year period. The scientific discussion and terminology is almost always explained with examples of real-life situations to make this a very interesting book as we get an in depth view of  equine behavior.

By looking at the world from an equine point of view it is possible to improve relations with out equine companions and fulfill their fundamental needs. So often, by simply owning a horse, the owner unwittingly deprives it of a good life. Marthe Kiley-Worthington doesn’t claim to know all about equines but her observations and findings will cause every horse owner that reads this book to reconsider the way they keep and train their horses. It provides fascinating, challenging and valuable information.
The 450 + pages are frequently supplemented with colour photos and diagrams along with an excellent index and list of references.

You can purchase this book from Dr Kiley-Worthington’s website here. In the near future it will also be available from the Natural Horse World Store.

During my correspondence with Marthe, she asked me to include this wonderful opportunity below:

“We have a scholarship available for a 1 year studentship for our diploma, learning about horse behaviour, welfare, equine educational psychology and equitation (a combination of the best of european classical and natural horsemenships, and up to Grand Prix level horses), all the nutritional considerations etc.”
Contact Dr M Kiley-Worthington, Centre d’eo etho recherche et education, La Combe, Bezaudun sur Bine, 264609 Drome. France. tel 0475532027

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