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Event ID 113034

Centaur Biomechanics Evening Presentation and Demonstration

Bournefield Animal Rehabilitation Centre

Sat 25 Aug 2018
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Join us for an evening presentation and demonstration from Russell Guire after our daytime rider analysis sessions. The title of this talk and demo will be 'Optimising the Horse and Rider System'. Come and learn about Russell's latest research projects and watch 3 demonstration riders. This 3 hour session will give an insight in to the horse-saddle-rider interaction and rider biomechanics research. As part of Centaur Biomechanics, Russell has completed numerous research projects working with various manufacturers to help adjust and improve saddle fit and help understand the relationship between saddle fit and horse's movement. In 2010 Centaur formed part of the research team behind the Fairfax Performance Girth, termed Team GB's Secret Weapon at the London 2012 games. As well as these projects Centaur has carried out studies looking at rider's position, surfaces, massage systems, studs and training aids. Centaur's research has become internationally respected with publications in Equine Veterinary Journal, poster and oral presentations at international equine conferences, as well as national magazines. The 2017 projects were as follows: Use of smart phone tech to detect rider movement pattern. Changes in thoraculumbar measurements during ridden work. The effect that saddle roll has on equine locomotion when turning. The effect that saddle roll has on equine locomotion & rider biomechanics. Effect of 1/2 pads on equine locomotion. The effect of rein tension when turning and in straight lines. The effect that grass, gel track and concrete surfaces have on equine movement. The effect that travelling has on joint mechanics. The effect of rider's position on equine movement pre and post massage. An investigation to look at the effect of one stud versus two studs when turning. The effect that saddle slippage in sound horses has on equine movement and rider position. This will be an inspiring and thought provoking session whether you are a professional in any area of the equine industry or someone who just wants to enjoy their own horse on a daily basis. Tickets can be booked via Tickets 25 for the 3 hour presentation and demonstration (6-9pm). If you are also interested in joining us for a Rider Analysis session earlier in the day (see separate event) this will be 65 for a 45 private session with Russell. Payments will be required up front to secure your space for either/both events. There are only 28 seats available! Doors open 5.45pm Presentation begins 6pm