Ms Catherine Oddie

Ms Catherine Oddie

Faculty Research Development Manager

Office PVC - Education and Arts


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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) [C1]

© 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 assoc... [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 - 6Web of Science - 5
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 - 7Web of Science - 8
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 - 11Web of Science - 11
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 - 10Web of Science - 9
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]
DOI 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.03.005
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 45
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Ms Catherine Oddie


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

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