Equine Gait Analysis

Horse and rider that were part of an STG Biomechanics study

Equine Gait Analysis

According to the Blue Cross horse survey from 2016 lameness was responsible for a third (32.6%) of all horse injuries. As horse owners, this will not be a surprise and you will already be aware of how common lameness is in horses. Poor gait can cause movement issues for these flight creature that depends so heavily on mobility.

It is not easy to prevent a horse from becoming lame, they often do it to themselves, galloping round a field or rolling in a stable. The difficulty for owners is that it is hard to tell exactly what the problem is.

STG Biomechanics offers equine gait analysis using sensors. Our approach is to provide horse owners with accurate, objective data on the movement of the horse when healthy. When a lameness issue occurs, the horse can be re-tested and compared to the original healthy gait profile. This data is then able to be used by your vet or healthcare practitioner to support diagnosis and treatment and even to monitor rehabilitation, if required. Using our objective approach, it can be confirmed when the horse has returned to its regular movement. You can see more about our gait analysis and report here.

It is not possible for the human eye to obtain all the movement data that is needed just from a visual inspection. It is also very difficult to document subjective information to create an historical gait record for the horse. Our equine gait analysis objective data provides you with all the informaton needed to provide the best support for your horse and to create a meaningful historical gait record.

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