Attendance fee: until 15/Feb: € 150,00; after 15/Feb: € 265,00 (Registration)

March, 1 (Thursday) March, 2 (Friday) March, 3 (Saturday)
8:00 Registration
8:45 Opening session
9:00 Hilary Clayton
• 1 – Equine Locomotion and Gait Analysis
Hilary Clayton
• 4 – The Rider’s Interaction with the Horse
Hilary Clayton
• 7 – Structure and Function of the Equine Neck and Back
10:30 Break Break Break
11:00 Hilary Clayton
• 2- The Hoof-ground Interaction
Hilary Clayton
• 5 – The Gaits
Hilary Clayton
• 8 – Core Training for Horses

Closing Session

12:30 Break Break
14:00 Hilary Clayton
• 3 – Mechanics of Lameness
Hilary Clayton
• 6 – Jumping Mechanics
15:30 Break Break
16:00   Fernando Vizcaino & Enrique Navarro
• Analysis of jumps in equestrian based on a 3D biomechanical horse model.
17:00 Welcome Reception

Sociedade Hípica Portuguesa

17:15   Movlab (Building F)

Movlab activities
• Scope of the Project PTDC/CVT/113480/2009

• Examples of MovLab projects

This program is subject to minor changes (last update: 01/March/2012)

Lectures of Dr. Hilary Clayton:
  1. Equine Locomotion and Gait Analysis – a description of limb kinematics and kinetics during the stride cycle, including a description of the equipment and technology used to study equine locomotor mechanics.
  2. The Hoof-ground Interaction – details of the important events during impact, midstance and breakover in relation to hoof anatomy and properties of the ground surface.
  3. Mechanics of Lameness – the kinematics and kinetics of lameness will be described and the special anatomical and mechanical features of the distal limb that make it susceptible to specific injuries.
  4. The Rider’s Interaction with the Horse – research studies of the effects of saddle pressure, rein tension and different types of bits on the horse’s performance
  5. The Gaits – a description of the natural gaits of the horse and the development of the giats and movements through dressage training.
  6. Jumping Mechanics – a description of jumping mechanics including the approach and take off to the jump, the aerial phase, and the landing and move off from the jump.
  7. Structure and Function of the Equine Neck and Back – functional mechanics of the neck and back will be described in relation to equine performance and the development of neck and back injuries.
  8. Core Training for Horses – a system of exercises used to improve performance in sport horses and reduce the risk of back injury by strengthening the musculature.
Lecture of Dr.Fernando Vizcaino & Enrique Navarro:
Main conclusions and transfer to the specific knowledge of the results obtain during the Olympic games of Barcelona 1992.
Lecture of João Abrantes & Project team
The project PTDC/CVT/113480/2009:Equine biomechanics: kinematic and dynamometric analysis of the normal equine locomotion and comparison of the effect of different conformations and orthopaedic treatments, is supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

The project team will show the outputs meanwhile produced and the policy for the next twelve months.

Any question:

João MCS Abrantes