In Horse Psychology, Moyra Williams, a qualified human psychologist and horse lover, turns her specialist knowledge to the advantage of the horse world and has written a comprehensive study of the working of the mind of the horse. Contents include: urges and instincts; self-protection; sex and reproduction; socialization and company; curiosity; the need for food and water; how horses perceive colour, shape, size and movement; the homing instinct; the horse's sense of smell, hearing, touch and time; how a horse learns and solves problems; the horse's memory; temperament and character; causes and treatment of vices.
Moyra Williams, a clinical psychologist and former research scientist, was an active and enquiring horsewoman, well known as a breeder of show-jumpers and a competitor in various disciplines. She was the founding Chairman of the Equine Behaviour Forum, a voluntary organization that exists to advance the sympathetic management of equines by promoting a better understanding of the horse's mind. She is also the author of Understanding Nervousness in Horse and Rider also published by J.A. Allen.