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post #1 of 3 Old 06-02-2020, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Brain/Human Brain

New book out. Sounds interesting.

Horse Brain, Human Brain:
The Neuroscience of Horsemanship

The book is here! Written in plain language, Horse Brain, Human Brain applies brain science to horse training to improve all horse-and-human teams. It’s now available through Trafalgar Square Books ( In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles. Meet the Author

Janet Jones, PhD, applies brain research to the training of horses and riders. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA and taught the neuroscience of perception, language, memory, and thought for 23 years. Janet trained horses at a large stable for many years, and later ran a successful horse training business of her own. She has schooled hundreds of green or difficult horses and competed in hunter, jumper, halter, reining, and western pleasure disciplines. Here she enjoys a quiet moment with Cory in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

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Thanks for the heads up! Sounds like a good read.
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I will check it out. Understanding a horse is a prey animal hasn't let me down but interested to hear what this book has to say.
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