SPEED APTITUDES AND LOCOMOTION

SPEED APTITUDES AND LOCOMOTION

In racing, a horse’s speed seems to be the most important factor in his success. Each one has his own specific stride, which defines his speed aptitudes. To increase his speed, the horse increase his stride frequency and stride length. Does stride length change in the...
LOCOMOTION STRATEGIES AND RACE TRACKS

LOCOMOTION STRATEGIES AND RACE TRACKS

The horse’s locomotion is strongly influenced by the track on which he moves. Indeed, the racehorse does not move in the same way on deep ground as on a slope. The quality and the type of track are deciding factors of the speed strategy during a race. This section...