Optimising racehorses locomotion performance

Optimising racehorses locomotion performance

Home 9 Category: Stride analysis 1. Preferred distance and locomotor profile  Stride frequency and stride length influence the fatigue felt by the horse. It is therefore possible to decide on which races to enter a horse by studying his locomotor profile. How...
How to prevent the risk of lameness in racehorses?

How to prevent the risk of lameness in racehorses?

Home 9 Category: Stride analysis Analysing the locomotion of your horses allows you to detect injuries or warning signs of pathologies. If a discomfort is present in a limb, the horse will adapt his way of moving in order to relieve his pain. How does the data...
How to assess the racehorse’s speed aptitudes?

How to assess the racehorse’s speed aptitudes?

Home 9 Category: Speed 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 increases his stride frequency and stride length....
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...
The symmetry and the regularity of the racehorse

The symmetry and the regularity of the racehorse

Home 9 Category: Stride analysis Although stride frequency and stride length are key parameters, objectifying locomotion requires the use of other tools. Indeed, other indicators can provide different information when it comes to describing how a horse moves....