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    Gebruik een opstapblok

    Originele blogpost van Centaur Biomechanics; https://www.centaurbiomechanics.co.uk/blog/?ID=4&dbId=2152 Mounting the horse seems like a routine task performed ~daily. However, mounting technique and the height of the mounting block should be considered. Previously we have demonstrated that mounting a horse from the ground can put as much pressure on the horses back as a horse landing over a 1.30m fence. When mounting, the rider’s weight is supported by the stirrup and the rider then lifts their centre of mass up. During this process, the saddle is pulled over to the left, which causes the back of the saddle to cross the midline (spine). As a function of the saddle being pulled towards the…

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    Wel of geen half-pad/ onderlegger onder je zadel

    Originele blogpost van Centaur Biomechanics; https://www.centaurbiomechanics.co.uk/blog/?ID=15&dbId=2152 WE MUST NOT FORGET HALF PAD FIT! There are a number of reasons why riders may choose to use a half pad; to improve saddle fit, help rebalance the saddle, provide increased comfort to the horse, and in some cases the half pad may be a fashion accessory. Previous blogs have discussed the effect that a half pad can have on saddle pressures when trotting and cantering in a straight line. In brief, we have demonstrated that the addition of a wool or medical grade closed cell foam half pad, was useful in reducing saddle pressures beneath the caudal region of the saddle, whilst…

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    Het effect van de kniewrong op de ruiter en het paard

    Evidence Based research van Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire Centaur Biomechanics Originele blog tekst; https://www.centaurbiomechanics.co.uk/blog/?ID=5&dbId=2152 B6: KNEE BLOCK DESIGN AND ITS EFFECT ON RIDER BIOMECHANICS AND EQUINE LOCOMOTION Previously the complexities of saddle fit, and the importance of correct saddle fit in relation to equine health and performance have been discussed (see previous blogs). To add to the complexities, we must not neglect the effect that the rider has on the horse (and saddle) but also the effect that the saddle has on the rider. In respect of the saddle, there are multiple factors which can have an influence on rider biomechanics, seat size/shape, waist/twist, panel content, stirrup bar positioning just to name…

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    De positie van de singelgesp

    Neem een kijkje en lees deze interessante informatie van Centaur Biomechanics over de singel en de singellengte en positie van de gespen. Welke invloed heeft dit op het paard….? Afkomstig van Evidende Based Blogs van Centaur Biomechanics en onderzocht door Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire, originele blog; https://www.centaurbiomechanics.co.uk/blog/?ID=18&dbId=2152 GIRTH BUCKLE HEIGHT – DOES IT MATTER? It has been a long-held belief that the position of the girth buckle can influence the rider’s leg position and effectiveness of their leg aid. To limit this, riders can choose a girth which allows the buckles to be fastened so that they do not hinder the riders leg position or effectiveness. This generally means using a…

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    Dr David Marlin over zadelstijfheid; boomzadels en boomloze zadels

    OOrigineel bericht: https://www.facebook.com/DrDavidMarlin/posts/pfbid06tfDSR2TLWFksgXUB82Zg64pzxc8MtNuQKL4K6j3SoG7QQCHocXCRunDXtWK8pPPl ***LET’S TALK ABOUT SADDLE STIFFNESS ***Pretty much all the saddles we use fall into two categories – those with a tree and those without. Such a polarised position. When faced with such a situation this should suggest to us that there are advantages and disadvantages to both i.e. neither is ideal. And one major factor behind this I would suggest comes down to saddle stiffness. Stiffness is the extent to which something bends or deforms under load. The opposite of stiffness is flexibility or compliance.If you have ever picked up a conventional tree’d saddle and tried to bend it from cantle to pommel you will know they…

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    Award Winners: Ideal saddle Company

    Very proud moment. Winners of the New Product Award at BETA 2022.Awarded for the New T&T II Dressage saddle. The T&T II is an updated panel system that has been specifically designed for narrower build horses. The T&T II panel system can be fitted to any of the T&T models. Ik ben trots dat ik met zo’n goed merk kan werken! Felicitaties voor dit geweldige zadelbedrijf waar zulke deskundige mensen werken !

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    Nieuw model T&T II, monoflap dressage

    Skyriding heeft het nieuwe T&T II monoflap dressage model nog niet, maar ik ga hier zeker werk van maken. T&T is een ontzettend fijn vernieuwend aanpasbaar zadel met de Ideal kwaliteit! Naast de dressage hebben we nu ook de T&T GP binnen in het bruin om te passen! Ook fijn!

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    De 3-eenheid paard, zadel, ruiter? Het is meer dan dat !

    Ik schreef altijd over de drie-eenheid paard-zadel-ruiter. Dat een zadel passen precisiewerk is, omdat je zelf ook geen 25 kilometer wilt lopen op te kleine schoenen. Maar eigenlijk is dit te kort door de bocht. Natuurlijk moeten deze drie facetten kloppen als het gaat over een passend zadel voor het paard en de ruiter, maar een goed zadel geeft geen garantie voor een pijnvrij leven. Vaak (meestal) zijn er veel meer dingen nodig om het paard als rijpaard lang gezond te houden. Een paard dat fysiek niet in orde is, scheef is, onregelmatig is, een voeding krijgt die niet past of tal van andere dingen heeft die zichtbaar of onzichtbaar…