Dr. Sue Dyson led the study on tacking up behaviour in horses which involved a regular rider of each horse completing a questionnaire about the history of professional tack fitting, previous diagnosis of gastric ulceration, and their perception of the horse’s behaviour during tacking up and mounting. A similar questionnaire
In this podcast Sue Dyson discusses her recent article on application of a ridden horse ethogram to video recordings of horses before and after diagnostic analgesia and Stephen Purdy discusses small herd behaviour in domestic donkeys. Listen to the podcast here. View the full article here, which will be free
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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
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
A foundation course that provides students with theoretical principles of saddle fitting and their practical application. Participants will learn a comprehensive system for the evaluation of the three elements of the horse, saddle and rider interaction, both individually and collectively. The course content will enhance the skills of the participants
Professor Lars Roepstorff graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 1985, is the Swedish national team vet and heads the Department of Equine Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). His scientific work focuses on the study of equine locomotion with the aim of improving equine health and soundness.
The Saddle Research Trust would like to convey very best wishes to Sue in her retirement. We are absolutely delighted that she will continue in her role as SRT Veterinary Advisor, a position she has held from our beginning in 2009. Sue works tirelessly to promote the welfare and performance
We’re delighted to be able to share this keynote presentation, which was so enthusiastically received at the 3rd Saddle Research Trust international Conference. The full presentation is now available to watch online here Dr. Dyson’s presentation gives a detailed report of how an ethogram was developed to study the ridden horse.
The rider weight study is an outcome of the 2014 SRT Research Workshop. This collaborative project comprises a series of studies, investigating the effects of rider weight on equine welfare and performance. The first two articles resulting from Phase 1 of the project have now been published: Dyson, S. ,