Why Does My Horse...?

by Paul McGreevy
Trafalgar Square Publishing
P.O. Box 257
North Pomfret, Vermont 05053 USA
800-423-4525, fax: 802-457-1913
Hardbound, 250 pages, illustrated, $16.95
Reviewed by Diana Mead Jordan
This review was published in the November, 1996 issue of ANVIL Magazine

Paul McGreevy has been involved with horses since he was a child. Among his many interests, he practiced as a veterinary surgeon for five years before becoming a Veterinary Research Fellow at Bristol University, where his doctoral thesis was on horse behavior. This book is a handy encyclopedia of various horse behaviors, set alphabetically for easy access. It starts with attacking and ends with wood chewing, with many in between. Before he begins his list, Dr. McGreevy discusses misunderstandings and the causes of behavior - genetics, management and various other factors. And he explains how the horse learns - certainly valuable information for anyone bent on "giving the horse a lesson." The book puts the responsibility where it belongs and so helps the reader approach different challenges presented by the horse. Entertaining and educational.

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