Saddle pressure patterns of three different training saddles (normal tree, flexible tree, treeless) in Thoroughbred racehorses at trot and gallop.

@article{Latif2010SaddlePP,
  title={Saddle pressure patterns of three different training saddles (normal tree, flexible tree, treeless) in Thoroughbred racehorses at trot and gallop.},
  author={Selma N Latif and K von Peinen and Thomas Wiestner and Caroline Bitschnau and Burkhard Renk and Michael A Weishaupt},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal. Supplement},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={630-6}
}
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY To a large extent the success of a racehorse depends on effective and health preserving training methods. An important issue is the prevention of back pain. The influence of different types of training saddles (normal tree: S(A), treeless: S(B), flexible tree: S(C)) on the saddle pressure patterns in racehorses have not previously been investigated. It is commonly assumed that S(A) limits the motion of the back especially in the lower thoracic region during gallop… CONTINUE READING