A model consisting of a spring loaded by a time-dependent mass is presented simulating the vertical and longitudinal horizontal ground reaction force patterns obtained from the hindlimb of a walking horse.
A dynamic model is developed to describe the swing phase of the hindlimb of a normally walking horse. The limb was represented by four rigid segments constrained to move in a sagittal plane only. The mathematical equations of motion of this four-element pendulum were formulated using Lagrange's theorem. The morphometric parameters from the hindlimb segments… (More)