Optimising racehorses locomotion performance

Optimising racehorses locomotion performance

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 does locomotion influence engagement...
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 increases his stride frequency and stride length. Does stride length change in...
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....