We are really excited to report that the work of the Saddle Research Trust and research supported by us has been recognised by the Equine Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Education readers as being key information. Four papers have been awarded certificates from the publishers, Wiley, in recognition of being among the top 10% most downloaded papers in the 2-year period between January 2018 and December 2019.
The research papers generated immediate impact and helped raise the visibility of the journals. Growing the profile of the journals helps to make valuable work like this more discoverable.
Congratulations to all the authors, including SRT Director, Dr. Anne Bondi, SRT Honorary Veterinary Advisor Dr. Sue Dyson and world renowned equine researchers, Prof. Hilary Clayton, Prof. Renée van Weeren and Prof. Pat Harris, who have all supported the work of the SRT from its beginnings in 2009.
All four of the papers are available free to download. We think you’ll agree that they are essential reading for everyone in the equine industry, clearly demonstrating the huge importance of understanding the effects of saddles and riders on the welfare and performance of the ridden horse.
Please click on the titles below to be taken straight to the original research papers, generously made available free of charge by the publishers, Wiley and with generous support from World Horse Welfare.
- Science-in-brief: Horse, rider, saddlery interactions: Welfare and performance
- The influence of rider:horse bodyweight ratio and rider‐horse‐saddle fit on equine gait and behaviour: A pilot study
- The effects of rider size and saddle fit for horse and rider on forces and pressure distribution under saddles: A pilot study
- Evaluating the suitability of an English saddle for a horse and rider combination.