Stride-related rein tension patterns in walk and trot in the ridden horse

Abstract

BACKGROUND The use of tack (equipment such as saddles and reins) and especially of bits because of rein tension resulting in pressure in the mouth is questioned because of welfare concerns. We hypothesised that rein tension patterns in walk and trot reflect general gait kinematics, but are also determined by individual horse and rider effects. Six… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13028-015-0182-3

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