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The 'Will To Win': The Contribution of Behaviour to Performance in the Racehorse. Spring 2007

The 'Will To Win': The Contribution of Behaviour to Performance in the Racehorse. Trainer Spring 2007

Racehorse breeders, trainers and owners often talk of their horses' 'will to win', and such a trait is greatly sought after in Thoroughbred breeding. This article relates the concept of 'will to win' to the natural behaviour of the horse, and discusses whether it is possible to relate behavioural expressions of competition and play in nature to equestrian sport.

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