Ms Catherine Oddie

Ms Catherine Oddie

Faculty Research Development Manager

Office PVC - Education and Arts

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 McGreevy PD, Oddie CF, Hawson LA, McLean AN, Evans DL, 'Do vendors value safety in Thoroughbred horses in the Australian recreational riding horse market?', Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 10 153-157 (2015)

© 2015. The purpose of this short report is to describe the influences on the pricing of Thoroughbred (TB) horses for the adult recreational riding market. Research into the asso... [more]

© 2015. The purpose of this short report is to describe the influences on the pricing of Thoroughbred (TB) horses for the adult recreational riding market. Research into the association between horse breed and specific behaviors supports the view that some breeds are more reactive than others. There is anecdotal evidence that TBs may be more likely than other breeds to show traits that compromise rider safety. Having been bred for speed and reactivity, TBs may have reduced habituation tendencies. In addition, those that have raced may have had more training to accelerate than to decelerate and as such may be predisposed to uncontrollable flight responses. We examined data from advertisements to determine which descriptors influence the price of TBs (n= 220) entering the adult riding horse market. Linear regression analysis of log(price) revealed that variates such as a larger total sum of performance experience and bigger advertisements (. P < 0.001), all significantly increased the price set by vendors. The inclusion of trail riding in the advertisement had a detrimental influence on price (. P < 0.001). Dressage experience was associated with increased pricing (. P= 0.002). The inclusion of positive descriptive terms associated with safety had a rather smaller and less significant effect (. P= 0.012) on price. The average advertised price of $3,286 for a TB was significantly cheaper than the average advertised price of a non-TB horse ($7,384; P < 0.001). In contrast to the findings for the ponies and non-TBs previously reported using the same method, reassuring descriptors had a significant positive influence on price of TBs. These data confirm that TBs are valued differently to other breeds in the Australian adult riding horse market.

DOI 10.1016/j.jveb.2014.12.004
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2014 Oddie CF, Hawson LA, McLean AN, McGreevy PD, 'Do vendors value safety in the Australian recreational (non-thoroughbred) riding horse market?', JOURNAL OF VETERINARY BEHAVIOR-CLINICAL APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH, 9 375-381 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jveb.2014.07.001
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011 McGreevy PD, Oddie CF, 'Holding the whip hand - A note on the distribution of jockeys' whip hand preferences in Australian Thoroughbred racing', Journal of Veterinary Behavior - Clinical Applications and Research, 6 287-289 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2011 Hawson LA, Oddie CF, McLean AN, McGreevy PD, 'Is safety valued in the Australian pony market?', Journal of Veterinary Behavior-Clinical Applications and Research, 6 254-260 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2009 McGreevy PD, Oddie C, Burton FL, McLean AN, 'The horse-human dyad: Can we align horse training and handling activities with the equid social ethogram?', Veterinary Journal, 181 12-18 (2009) [C3]

This article examines the recently completed equid ethogram and shows how analogues of social interactions between horses may occur in various human-horse interactions. It discuss... [more]

This article examines the recently completed equid ethogram and shows how analogues of social interactions between horses may occur in various human-horse interactions. It discusses how some specific horse-horse interactions have a corresponding horse-human interaction - some of which may be directly beneficial for the horse while others may be unusual or even abnormal. It also shows how correspondent behaviours sometimes become inappropriate because of their duration, consistency or context. One analogue is unlikely to hold true for all horse-human contexts, so when applying any model from horse-horse interactions to human-horse interactions, the limitations of the model may eclipse the intended outcome of the intervention. These limitations are especially likely when the horse is being ridden. Such analyses may help to determine the validity of extrapolating intra-specific interactions to the inter-specific setting, as is advocated by some popular horse-training methods, and highlight the subsequent limitations where humans play the role of the 'alpha mare' or leader in horse handling and training. This examination provides a constructive framework for further informed debate and empirical investigation of the critical features of successful intra-specific interactions. Crown Copyright © 2009.

DOI 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.03.005
Citations Scopus - 25
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Ms Catherine Oddie

Position

Faculty Research Development Manager
Research Development Manager, Faculty Research Unit, Faculty of Education and the Arts
Office PVC - Education and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email catherine.oddie@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7929
Fax (02) 4921 7818

Office

Room GP126
Building General Purpose Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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