Recent Research

Explore our extensive library of current research both undertaken by the Saddle Research Trust and many other renowned researchers in the field

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Research Library

This open access scientific resource of scientific research papers helps to achieve the Saddle Research Trusts’s mission of advancing equestrian welfare, performance and safety by educating and raising awareness of the widely underestimated complexities surrounding the horse – saddle – rider interaction.

Please explore the resources below.

If you would like to see this groundbreaking research in more bite size chunks please head over to our Education & Knowledge Transfer page. Alternatively if you would like to keep up to date, get involved or sponsor our ongoing research projects please head over to our Current Research & Funding page.

Research Library

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

Research Library

Horses’ behaviour during tacking up and mounting: do horse owners recognise abnormal behaviour?

Research Library

The Rider Weight Study Part 3: The influence of rider size on changes in equine back dimensions, muscle tension and pain.

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