Author Archives: Sian

Tendon training, age and maturity. How do your horse’s tendons become stronger? How can you give the best start to your foal?

From the main blog: http://equinemechanics.com/ My last post covered a little about tendon structure, hysteresis and crimp and what all this means for the equine digital flexor tendons (link here). This time I’m going a little deeper into how tendons work, … Continue reading

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Tendon biomechanics, equine digital flexor tendons, and crimp. How does all that work then?

From the main blog: Equinemechanics.com: When I first studied anatomy I was told that tendons had a very specific job – they attach muscle to bone, and so transmit the force of the muscle pulling to the bone, often creating … Continue reading

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A scientist’s perspective on scientific evidence.

When I started as a scientist publication was all, it still is. I now understand though that if I write a paper, it will be published. Maybe not in my first choice of journal, but however good or bad it … Continue reading

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Isn’t it just a horse? Ode to a Hobo

Before and whilst I had Rossvean (above) I must have had 20 or 30 other horses. I was only a kid but I rode for competition yards, I rode for private owners, I rode for myself. Rossvean was my first … Continue reading

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Checking for Lameness with your Mobile Phone

I’ve put a post on the main blog which talks you through checking your own horse at home, using your mobile as a gait analysis tool. I may repost it here but for now have a link: http://equinemechanics.com/post/98984225743/checking-for-lameness-with-your-iphone

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Five Steps to Straightness

My left hip is too far advanced and as a result my leg is crunched up, little man has too much bend in the neck and his left shoulder has drifted out. Time to fix our straightness. Continue reading

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Recruiting for Biomechanics Trial

Please note this blog has now moved to EquineMechanics.co.uk and updates will not always show up here David Marlin and I are recruiting for a trial to look at the effects of Science Supplements ProKalm on dressage horses’ way of … Continue reading

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