Saddlefitting the Asymmetric Horse
This presentation covers common skeletal and muscular changes found in horses that create asymmetric development, posture, and biomechanics. How these asymmetric changes effect saddle fit, saddle balance and rider posture. Underlying pathology that can cause asymmetry in the horse, and implications for soundness under saddle. Recognising asymmetry and basic biomechanics assessment techniques. Solutions to saddlefit issues created by asymmetry.
Friday 16 November 12.45pm - 1.30pm Horserail Arena, Epsom Pavilion
Saddlefitting the Performance Horse
Presenting recent biomechanics research that show correlations between pressure changes created by saddles and range of motion in performance horses. The major muscle groups effected by saddlefit and the impact on muscle fatigue, stride length and joint rotation. Implications of common saddlefitting issues and resultant compensatory injuries and lameness in performance horses.
Sunday 18 November 12.45pm - 1.30pm Horserail Arena, Epsom Pavilion