This is a wonderful opportunity to watch Professor Emerita Hilary Clayton’s long-awaited keynote presentation from the 3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference 2018, held in Nottingham University. Hilary’s fascinating presentation, which discusses the horse from birth to maturity highlights the implications of asymmetry in the complex interaction of horses, riders
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to take part in a research study, or would have liked to have participated in the latest phase of the equine behaviour study but were unable to attend, then this is your opportunity to find out more! Anne Bondi, SRT Director said,
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
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
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. ,