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The 3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference 2018

Special guests: Richard Davison and Lucinda Green

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The 3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference 2018

Welcome to the 3rd International Saddle Research Trust Conference - Horse, rider, saddlery interactions: Welfare and performance.


Morning Sessions Chair: Prof. René van Weeren
8.30 Welcome Dr. Anne Bondi
8.40 Rider asymmetry Russell MacKechnie-Guire
9.10 Recent advances in inertial sensor based asymmetry assessment Dr. Thilo Pfau
9.40 Keynote presentation: Recognition of pain in the ridden horse Dr. Sue Dyson
10.40 Coffee
11.10 Rider locomtion patterns and possibilities for improving rider skills Prof. Lars Roepstorff
11.40 Keynote presentation: Structural and functional asymmetry of the equine athlete Prof. Hilary Clayton

12.40 Lunch

Afternoon Sessions
1.40 The rider weight study: Introduction Prof. Pat Harris
1.50 Study design Dr. Sue Dyson
2.20 Physiological effects of loading Laura Quiney
2.40 Effect of loading on behaviour and gait Dr. Sue Dyson
2.50 Observations: Saddle movement and rider posture Dr. Anne Bondi
3.00 Summary Prof. Pat Harris
3.10 Questions and discussion - the rider weight study Harris, Dyson, Quiney, Bondi

3.30 Tea

4.00 Towards a horseback riding simulator with a realistic interactive riding sensation - the Robbie project Prof. Heikki Handroos Panel: Equine industry, research and the future
4.25 Challenges to equine welfare and performance Dr. David Marlin
4.35 What welfare issues have received media focus? Eleanor Jones
4.45 How will sport's governing body face the future challenges? Jenny Hall
4.55 How the saddlery industry is addressing the need for change Sue Norton
5.05 What is social licence? Roly Owers
5.15 Reflections Richard Davison
5.25 Questions and discussion All presenters
5.45 Finish

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