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Assessing equine behaviour
  1. Paul McGreevy, professor in animal welfare and behaviour
  1. Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  1. email: paul.mcgreevy{at}

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The increase in popularity of having a horse as a recreational companion has stimulated a diversity of opinions as to what constitutes normal and abnormal equine behaviour, and what defines effective and humane training.

Dog behaviour and training have been revolutionised by the canine behaviour assessment and research questionnaire (C-BARQ) which has collected information on over 85,000 dogs. Data from C-BARQ has been published in more than 70 research reports, from redefining …

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