I was grateful to be able to watch the replay of the Saddle Research Trust 4th International Conference, which was presented online on 11th December 2021. Here I share with you some of my learnings from the conference. Find out more about the Saddle Research Trust, and see the proceedings from previous conferences, at www.saddleresearchtrust.com.
Professor Handroos introduced us to the HORZIM project, the development of a riding simulator. The team, which includes two physiotherapists, have researched the market, the tech, and have filed for 2 patents. Amongst other things, this simulator has exciting possibilities for hippotherapy (physiotherapy on horseback). The symmetrical movement of the model horse makes for a safer environment for therapy, both for rider and for physiotherapist. The use of a model horse would mean less need for volunteers, which could potentially make Riding for the Disabled more available to more riders.
You can see some more information at www.flowgait.com.
Find out more about the Saddle Research Trust, and see the proceedings from previous conferences, at www.saddleresearchtrust.com.
© Sue Palmer, The Horse Physio, 2021
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