Sports science and sports medicine are important and well established areas within human sport. Athletes of all disciplines use the latest technologies, and apply a multitude of sports enhancing techniques, to attain higher levels of performance, for injury prevention and to accelerate rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, this trend is not so well established in the equine industry. In fact, much of the horse world is largely based around visual assessment. Whilst supported by traditions, empirics and convention, it lacks a level of accuracy, reliability and consistency. As such, it does not adequately meet the needs of the modern day sport horse.
The demands upon our performance horses is continuing to increase and riders are now looking towards alternate methods and techniques to further boost performance, maintain soundness and stay ahead of the competition. The use of technology and sports science to appraise equine locomotion for lameness detection, assess rider position and its influence upon equine movement, and quantify the effect equipment and hoof care has on performance, is something we are now beginning to see in some overseas markets.
Progressive Equine Services is dedicated to helping horse and rider combinations of all levels. We offer a number of services that use some of the latest technologies available to the industry anywhere in the world. These assessments generate reliable, accurate and usable data, to assist the modern day sport horse in the areas of performance enhancement and injury prevention.