Martin Black - Exploring Evidence-Based Horsemanship Book
Evidence-Based Horsemanship is based on the Scientist-Practitioner Model. It was developed out of a collaboration between Martin Black and Dr. Stephen Peters who felt that the public and their horses needed a source of accurate information. “Real information” gathered by observation, tested in the field, and validated by science.
Evidence-Based Horsemanship involves assessing and integrating scientific findings to inform decisions and to create “best practices” in all areas of horse training and care based on empirical outcomes i.e., what “works”. It allows us to ask the question, “What does our current scientific knowledge of the horse when applied and empirically observed, show me about getting the best outcomes possible for me and the horse?”
Stephen Peters, a neuropsychologist who specialises in brain functioning, teamed up with fifth-generation horseman and internationally known clinician Martin Black to write and collaborate on Evidence-Based Horsemanship. EBH, as it’s commonly called, combines Peters’ understanding of brain function with Black’s keen observation of subtle horse behaviour to create “best practices” in all areas of horse training and care.