External Loads on the Limbs of Jumping Horses at Landing

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Categories: Cryochaps

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. At landing, the forces are mainly increased in the trailing forelimb and in both hind limbs. The trailing forelimb carries the highest loads, up to twice the animal’s body weight.
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.
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