Human-Horse Relationships

Human-Horse Relationships

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This original and insightful book explores how horses can be considered as social actors within shared interspecies networks. It examines what we know about how horses understand us and how we perceive them, as well as the implications of actively recognising other animals as actors within shared social lives. This book explores how interspecies relationships work, using a variety of examples to demonstrate how horses and people build social lives. Considering horses as social actors presents new possibilities for improving the quality of animal lives, the human condition and human-horse more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 b/w images, 1 table and 4 halftones
  • 1138939358
  • 9781138939356

About Lynda Birke

Linda Birke, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Chester, UK. Kirrilly Thompson, Research Fellow, Central Queensland University, Australiashow more

Table of contents

Part I: Humans and Horses: Multiple relationships 1. Introduction 2. Humans and Horses: Changing perceptions 3. Human-horse Relationality: Tracing networks Part II: Building Social Connections 4. What Does it Mean for Animals (and People) to Share Sociality? 5. Horses and People Sharing Lives 6. Groundwork Relating 7. Relating in Riding Part III: Implications 8. Perspectives on Animals as Social Actors 9. Politicsshow more