On Wednesday I was at Loughborough University (where my PhD is from) to help Tracy Bye with her doctoral research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University on the biomechanics of horse riders with relation to posture, balance and asymmetry.
Tracy has previously published a number of papers on saddle and stirrup forces and postural asymmetry. Tracy also coaches in rider biomechanics. The research she is carrying out uses the CAREN Lab at Loughborough which incorporates a programmable moving platform which can simulate real horse movements along with a 360° VICON image analysis system.
I was there to help Tracy with collecting stirrup force and horse-saddle pressure data. Yesterday Lucy, a Loughborough Sport Science student and University Riding Club member acted as our Guinea Pig before she heads off to Bramham to compete.
Hopefully we can persuade Tracy to come on and talk about her previous and current doctoral research in the near future.
TB Composite Video Loughborough June 2022