Monthly Archives: June 2010

Pushing off the ground – Newton and take off

When a horse pushes off the ground to take off or just to travel, they have to obey the laws of physics. Continue reading

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Gait analysis for shoeing

Biomechanics is “The science that examines the forces acting on or within a biological structure and the effects produced by such forces. ” ~Hay, 1973 However equine biomechanics is generally used to mean the study of equine movement and the … Continue reading

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Why Study Horses?

 As cursorial (adapted for running) locomotion goes, bottom of the food chain is really the lizards. They’re ahead of the snake, they’ve got limbs and even elbows to lift themselves off the ground, further increasing efficiency. However their shoulder design is a little primitive and … Continue reading

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