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Does Carrying a Rider Change Motor and Sensory Laterality in Horses?

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Schwarz, Sophie ; Marr, Isabell ; Farmer, Kate ; Graf, Katja ; Stefanski, Volker ; Krueger, Konstanze
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 25 May 2022 11:25


Laterality in horses has been studied in recent decades. Although most horses are kept for riding purposes, there has been almost no research on how laterality may be affected by carrying a rider. In this study, 23 horses were tested for lateral preferences, both with and without a rider, in three different experiments. The rider gave minimal aids and rode on a long rein to allow the horse free ...


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