Peer-reviewed scientific publications: 

Academic conference presentations:





Bornmann, T & Williams, J, 'Investigating equestrians' perceptions of horse 'happiness': An exploratory study', poster presented at the 77th annual conference of the British Society for Animal Science (BSAS), UK, 12-15 April 2021.





Bornmann, T & Richardson, K 2019, 'Head and neck positions in the ridden horse: An exploration of trends observed in an Australian horse sales magazine from the years 2005 and 2018', poster presented at the 15th International Equitation Science Conference (ISES), Guelph, Canada, 19-21 August 2019







Bornmann, T 2016, 'Riders' perceptions, understanding, and theoretical application of learning theory in horse training.' 12th International Equitation Science Conference (ISES), Saumur, France, 23-25 June 2016.

Invited speeches:






We are delighted that we have been invited to present our and Dr Hayley Randle's & Dr Jane Williams' latest research findings at the 2021 NKC equestrian conference in the UK.












A wonderful opportunity to share our research findings with a greater audience of equestrians and practitioners at the University of Guelph's second equine research day.

Other/popular articles (selection):






"10 Things to Consider when Managing Back Pain in Horses"






"Horse Management Practices, Sleep Quality, and Performance"






"Trehalose Might Improve Stallion Semen Quality and Freezability"






"Researchers Establish In Vitro Cell Model of Equine Skeletal Muscle"







"Prebiotic Reduces Leaky Gut Syndrome in Horses under Stress"







"Introducing an Aggressive Horse in a New Herd"






"Working In-Hand Part 2: Getting started"







"Manuka Honey: The science behind the magic"





"Working In-Hand Part 1: The hidden gem in your training toolbox"





"The Shoulder-in: More Than Dressage Gymnastics"






"Can bedding improve your horse's performance?"









The full article can be read in 'Animal Therapy Magazine' (UK), issue 23.








The full article is available here:




Canada's Equine Guide 2020:


Interview with the Canadian Horse Journal (Tania Millen) on the subject of Equitation Science: what it is and how it can help horse and rider.



The full article can be read here: