Tag Archives for Rider

An investigation into the relationship between asymmetrical loading of the stirrups by the rider and hind-limb kinematics of the horse during rising trot.

Evidence of a relationship between horse hindlimb peak flight arc asymmetry and rider stirrup force asymmetry
Providing further evidence and understanding of horse-saddle-rider interaction

When it comes to back care, size really doesn’t matter. In African safari elephants, does carrying a rider – or multiple riders – impact on musculoskeletal integrity?

Investigation of the effect of weight bearing on joint and limb segment angles in fore and hind limbs of the ridden elephant.
The presence of rider(s) influences MS angles and ROM in the limb segments and joints of elephants
The use of a saddle may modify the potential for musculoskeletal compromise.

An investigation into relationships of horse and rider pelvic asymmetry.

Assessment of single horse and rider partnerships for misalignments and asymmetry of neck, spine, pelvis
Positive evidence of a relationship between the direction of the pelvic rotation of the horse and rider pelvic tilt.
Positive basis for further research into causal effect relationships of horse and rider asymmetries.