The principles of Academic Horse Training apply to all horses and all training. Developed over decades by Australians Dr Andrew and Manuela McLean, and combining a unique mix of zoology, psychology, elite level competition experience and international coaching, this revolutionary work is the first ever horse training system that is evidence-based (founded on objective, scientific research rather than opinion) and therefore ethical (conflict-free), sustainable (works for all horses) and efficient (accelerates learning to optimal levels). This book is an essential addition to the knowledge base of anyone interested in training their horse more humanely. The evidence-based principles are proven and are used successfully by elite competitors through to pleasure riders throughout the world. Professionally produced and presented by Nicki Stuart, student of Academic Horse Training, equestrian journalist and coach. This beautifully designed, full colour book, stands apart from any other horse training resource. It will inform your training, improve your horse’s performance and well-being, and serve you well into the future.
PhD (Equine cognition and learning), BSc (Zoology), Dip Ed
Andrew McLean developed and manages the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, the most internationally recognised horse training and behaviour modification centre in Australia.
He holds a PhD in equine cognition and learning, has been an accredited horse-riding coach for over 25 years and has written top-selling books and numerous peer reviewed journal articles. A past winner of the Gawler CCI***, he has also represented Australia in Horse Trials, competed at state and national events in FEI level dressage and eventing and has also showjumped to Grand Prix level.