Special Issue "Horse-Human Interactions and Their Implication for Equine Welfare"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: animal welfare; equine behaviour and welfare; human-animal interactions; human behaviour change
Interests: horse-human relationships, qualitative research, human behaviour change, equine welfare
Equines perform a wide variety of roles within human society—serving as companions, transport, and traction and elite athletes, to name a few. These roles have wider implications for how the equines performing these functions are perceived and treated, and consequently for their welfare. As our understanding of the needs of our equines grows, so does our awareness of the importance of the human–horse relationship in how horse carers perceive the welfare of their equines and recognise sub-optimal welfare. Moreover, we are seeing more and more examples of how human behaviour change interventions can facilitate improvements in the lives of the equines under human care.
In this Special Issue, we would like to focus on the horse–human relationship and the implications this has for equine welfare. We are interested in original research or review papers that address this area, including research that has focused on human behaviour change for the benefit of equine welfare.
Dr. Joanna Hockenhull
Dr. Tamzin Furtado
Manuscript Submission Information
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- equine welfare
- equine behaviour
- human–horse relationship
- human behaviour change