Rider Weight Study Update

    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. , Ellis, A. D., Mackechnie‐Guire, R. , Douglas, J. , Bondi, A. and Harris, P. (2019), The influence of rider:horse bodyweight ratio and rider‐horse‐saddle fit on equine gait and behaviour: A pilot study. Equine Vet Educ. doi:10.1111/eve.13085.

    This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

    Click here to view the abstract and full text of the article.

    Roost, L. , Ellis, A. D., Morris, C. , Bondi, A. , Gandy, E. A., Harris, P. and Dyson, S. (2019), The effects of rider size and saddle fit for horse and rider on forces and pressure distribution under saddles: A pilot study. Equine Vet Educ. doi:10.1111/eve.13102.

    Click here to view the abstract and obtain a copy of the article.

    The project is supported by World Horse Welfare, the Saddle Research Trust, Frank Dyson, British Equestrian Federation, British Horse Society, Pony Club, Polocross UK, The Showing Council, The Showing Register, The Society of Master Saddlers, Riding for the Disabled, British Eventing, British Dressage, the British Horse Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Saddlers and Endurance GB.