World leading researchers set to discuss the future of the ridden horse at Saddle Research Trust Conference

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference. To be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021, the event will bring together renowned researchers and vets from around the globe to discuss ‘Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future’. The conference will explore how science is…

Prof Thilo Pfau, pioneer in the use of inertia measuring systems, describes recent advancements in the field

Dr Thilo Pfau is a computer scientist by training, who achieved his PhD in signal patterning and process recognition. Thilo moved from a postdoctoral research position at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California to the Royal Veterinary College Structure and Motion Lab in the area of biomechanics of quadrupedal movement. Through his exposure…

Is rider asymmetry affecting the welfare and performance of your horse?

Russell Mackechnie-Guire of Centaur Biomechanics discussed the prevalence and causes of rider asymmetry and the importance of the correct horse, rider and saddle combination at his presentation, given at the 3rd International Saddle Research Trust Conference in December 2018.  It seems that riders have a poor perception of their weight distribution! Russell’s presentation is amongst others, such as…