Saddle Research Trust Conference spreads equine welfare and performance knowledge worldwide

A worldwide audience logged on to listen to leading equine specialist veterinary clinicians, research scientists and practitioners last week. The world class presenters shared their equine knowledge and disseminated the findings from recent evidence-based studies at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference entitled Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future. “With this…

What’s in it for the horse to be discussed at Saddle Research Trust Conference

World renowned researchers will discuss the important issue of The Horse as a Stakeholder at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. For those who can’t make it to the livestream on Saturday the event will be available via playback from 14th December. In this third…

Host of hot topics on the agenda at Saddle Research Trust Conference

Hot topics such as riders’ self-perception of body image and road-associated risks for riders will be raised at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. The hot topics will bring to the fore some of the latest news and views within the equestrian industry, with the…

The gait analysis revolution to be discussed at Saddle Research Trust Conference

The benefits of gait analysis for equine performance and welfare will be debated at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. In this second session of the day, leading veterinary authority on gait analysis, Dr. Filipe Serra Bragança, from the University of Utrecht Faculty of Veterinary…

State-of-the-art riding simulator to be unveiled at Saddle Research Trust Conference

The latest in engineering science has been applied to a new horseriding simulator which opens the door to new approaches to riding training and welfare of the ridden horse. The new equipment will be unveiled at the Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Conference, to be held virtually on Saturday 11th December 2021. In the first…

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…