Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM110: The Horse-Human Dyad

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Argent, G. 2010. Do the clothes make the horse? Relationality, roles and statuses in Iron Age Inner Asia. World archaeology, 42, 2, pp.157-174. ISSN: 0043-8243

Argent, G. 2012. Toward a privileging of the nonverbal. Communication, corporeal synchrony and transcendence in humans and horses. Experiencing animal minds. An anthology of animal–human encounters, New York, pp.111-28.

Argent, G. 2013. Inked: Human-Horse Apprenticeship, Tattoos, and Time in the Pazyryk World. Society & animals, 21, 2, pp.178-193. ISSN: 1568-5306

Argent, G. 2016. Horses, Mourning—Interspecies Embodiment, Belonging, and Bereavement in the Past and Present. In: DEMELLO, M. (ed.) Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death. Michigan State University Press. ISBN: 9781628952711

Argent, G. 2016. Killing (constructed) horses: Interspecies elders, empathy and emotion, and the Pazyryk horse sacrifices. In: BRODERICK, L. G. (ed.) People with Animals: Perspectives and Studies in Ethnozooarchaeology. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books Ltd.

Birke, L. 2007. “Learning to Speak Horse”: The Culture of “Natural Horsemanship”. Society and Animals, 15, pp.217-239.

Chamberlin, J. E. 2006. How the horse has changed civilizations,Oxford, UK, Signal Books. ISBN: 978-1-904955-36-8

Feh, C. & de Mazières, J. 1993. Grooming at a preferred site reduces heart rate in horses. Animal Behaviour, 46, 6 (12//). pp.1191-1194. ISSN: 0003-3472

Goodwin, D. 2008. Natural horsemanship: a balanced view. In: SUGGETT, R. H. G. (ed.) Proceedings of the 16th National Equine Forum. NEF Organising Committee.

Goodwin, D., McGreevy, P., Waran, N. & McClean, A. 2008. Horsemanship: conventional, natural and equitation science. In: MURPHY, J., HENNESSY, K., WALL, P. & HANLY, P. (eds.) Conference Proceedings: ISES Dublin 2008. International Society for Equitation Science: 4th International Conference. Ireland, International Society for Equitation Science.

Hausberger, M., Roche, H., Henry, S. & Visser, E. K. A review of the human–horse relationship. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 109, 1, pp.1-24.

Hausberger, M., Roche, H., Henry, S. & Visser, E. K. 2008. A review of the human–horse relationship. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 109, 1, pp.1-24. ISSN: 01681591

Hirst, K. H. 2014. Women and horses: three centuries of patriarchal control in British and American literature. MA Thesis, University of Montana. Available from:

Hurn, S. 2008. What's Love Got To Do With It? The Interplay of Sex and Gender in The Commercial Breeding of Welsh Cobs. Society & Animals, 16, 1, pp.23-44. ISSN: 1568-5306

Krueger, K. & Flauger, B. 2007. Social learning in horses from a novel perspective. Behav Processes, 76, 1 (Sep). pp.37-9; discussion 57-60. ISSN: 0376-6357 (Print)

0376-6357 (Linking)

McDonnell, S. M. 2003. The Equid Ethogram: A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior, Eclipse Press, ISBN: 9781581500905

McDonnell, S. M. & Poulin, A. 2002. Equid play ethogram. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 78, 2-4, pp.263-290. ISSN: 01681591

McGreevy, P. & McLean, A. 2010. Equitation Science, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781405189057

McGreevy, P. D. 2007. The advent of equitation science. The Veterinary Journal, 174, 3, pp.492-500. ISSN: 1090-0233

McGreevy, P. D., Oddie, C., Burton, F. L. & McLean, A. N. 2009. The horse-human dyad: can we align horse training and handling activities with the equid social ethogram? Vet J, 181, 1 (Jul). pp.12-8. ISSN: 1090-0233 (Print)

1090-0233 (Linking)

Miller, R. M. 2011. Understanding the Ancient Secrets of the Horse's Mind, Robert M. Miller Communications, ISBN: 9780984462087

Miller, R. M. & Lamb, R. A. 2005. The Revolution in Horsemanship: And what it Means to Mankind, Lyon's Press, ISBN: 9781592283873

Mullard, J., Berger, J. M., Ellis, A. D. & Dyson, S. 2017? Development of an ethogram to describe facial expressions in ridden horses (FEReq). Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. ISSN: 1558-7878

North, S. 2016. Do androids dream of electric steeds? The Allure of Horse-Computer Interaction. ACM Interactions. 23. 2 (March-April). 50-53. ISSN: 1072-5520

North, S. 2017. “Hey, where’s my hay?” design fictions in horse-computer interaction.  The Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, 21-23 November 2017 Milton Keynes, UK. New York, NY, USA.: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

North, S. 2017. Salient features, combined detectors and image flipping: an approach to Haar cascades for recognising horses and other complex, deformable objects.  The Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, 21-23 November 2017 Milton Keynes, UK. New York, NY, USA.: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

North, S., Hall, C., Roshier, A. & Mancini, C. 2015. HABIT: Horse Automated Behaviour Identification Tool – A Position Paper. In Proceedings of the proceedings of ACI@BHCI (Animal Computer Interaction Workshop), British HCI 2015 (Lincoln, UK. 13 July 2015). BCS. UK.  http://dx.d^

North, S., Hemingway, A., McLean, A. N., Laurie, H. & Ellis-Hill, C. 2016. Evaluating a natural horsemanship program in relation to the ISES first principles of horse training. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 15, September–October, p.87. ISSN: 1558-7878

Ransom, J. I. & Cade, B. S. 2009. Quantifying Equid Behavior-A Research Ethogram for Free-Roaming Feral Horses. U.S. Geological Survey

Renold, E. & Ivinson, G. 2014. Horse-girl assemblages: towards a post-human cartography of girls' desire in an ex-mining valleys community. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 35, 3 (2014/05/04). pp.361-376. ISSN: 0159-6306

Rozempolska-Ruci?ska, I., Próchniak, T., Trojan, M., Kosik, E. & Górecka-Bruzda, A. 2013. How “natural” training methods can affect equine mental state? A critical approach – a review. Animal Science Papers and Reports, 31, 3, pp.185-194.

Savvides, N. 2011. ‘Loving-Knowing’ Women and Horses: Symbolic Connections, Real Life Conflicts, and ‘Natural Horsemanship,’. Humanimalia: a journal of human/animal interface studies, 3, 1, pp.60-76.

Sawa, K., Ohkita, M., Nishiyama, K. & Samejima, K. 2017. Inter-species interaction between humans and horses. Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology, 67, 1, pp.29-36. ISSN: 0916-8419

Wathan, J. & McComb, K. 2014. The eyes and ears are visual indicators of attention in domestic horses. Current Biology, 24, 15, pp.677-679. ISSN: 0960-9822

Wathan, J., Proops, L., Grounds, K. & Mccomb, K. 2016. Horses discriminate between facial expressions of conspecifics. Scientific reports, 6, p.38322. ISSN: 2045-2322

Weil, K. 2006. Men and Horses: Circus Studs, Sporting Males and the Performance of Purity in Fin-de-Siècle France. French Cultural Studies, 17, 1, pp.87-105.