The Equine Athlete

Surface Testing: Implications for Equine Performance and Injury


by Dr Dani Holt

Objective methods of measuring the functional surface properties have been developed and their use must be encouraged. It is possible to measure functional surface properties that influence the vertical and horizontal forces and accelerations that occur during the hoof surface interaction.

The presentation was recorded when the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) hosted a day of demonstrations from equine researchers at Myerscough College in December 2015.

How does the course work?

Online Course duration

1h
Online learning

What you will learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • the five functional surface properties;
  • the methods of measuring functional surface properties; and
  • how a particular surface could potentially influence performance and injury risk.