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External loads on the limbs of jumping horses at take-off

 

A study published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research by Schambardt HC, looked at the forces on the limbs at take off and landing over an 80cm vertical fence. Distribution of the forces over the 4 limbs at take-off and landing were considerably different from those recorded at the normal canter. At take-off, the force on the hind limbs were 3 to 5 times higher than at the normal canter, depending on the jumping technique of the horse, hind limb forces increased by 160% with the worst jumping technique.

Look after those legs with Cooling and Compression of Cryochaps after jumping, even small fences increase the load on the tendons and ligaments which can lead to micro tears and inflammation.

#CRYOCHAPS #NoLegNoHorse #MakeLegsLastLonger

 

 

 

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