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They are large, robust and can carry up to a hundred pound of each. However, how do the strength of saddle and rider influence the power and well-being of a rider? The emergence of digital gauges enables scientists to find an appropriate solution to this problem. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PHD, Dipl. ACVSMR, MRCVS, Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, examined the latest research on what she called the equestrian saddle-horse surface at the ninth Annual International Society for Equitation Science, which took place at the University of Delaware in Newark from July 18 to 20.
For the first time, Clayton presented the latest devices with which scientists are measuring the power and compression on the back of a horse: a cordless, electronically controlled saddle pad with BTT. All of the 256 sensor of this instrument is able to record 60 measured values per second - this results in a full 15,360 power and press.
However, how do we classify strength and compression, and why are they important? "Power is exercised between two touching subjects and causes a shift in motion, a shift in motion or in form," Clayton explains. Compression mats register only the load components placed vertically to their surfaces. The maximum overall strength is approximately twice the rider mass in Trob and threefold the rider mass in Galopp.
Printmats show the print density in the shape of a color-scanning. Claimed that localised and/or continual stress on a horse's back can have such adverse consequences as ulceration, neecrosis of tissues (death) and muscular injury. A 2009 survey of four different saddlecloth fabrics showed in Austria that cushions of foams and gels lower the total strength in 44% of walking and gels and hoof skins lower the total strength in 61% of trotting animals.
A 2010 survey of saddle pressures and backache showed that in three groups of saddle types, those with saddle drying under the saddle after training, those with poor ly seated saddle, those with clinically evident saddle pressures (e.g. pains, hotness, inflammation), and those with well seated saddle, were used.
The two groups of saddle pressures were found to have the highest mean and peak pressures in the two groups of back problem and poorly seated saddle, and these were used to set compression sills. During 2011, the same scientists found that Reindeerhide is the best fabric to reduce the overall strength.