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Analysis of angles of taking off, landing, and work of limbs in horses jumping above the spread obstacle of different structure

Dorota Lewczuk1, Janusz Wejer2, Danuta Sobieraj2
1 Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzêbiec, 05-552 Wَlka Kosowska, Poland 2 University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Oczapowskiego 2, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Abstract :

Visual structure of obstacle course is one of factors that create difficulty of parcourse in horse show
jumping. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different obstacle (doublebarre) height and structure on selected jumping parametres of horses. Observations of routine training were carried out in the training centre for young stallions. Fifty-six jumps of 18 stallions were filmed and measured on two different heights (95 cm and 105 cm) and two different front views of the spread obstacle (difference between highest poles – 5 cm and 15-20 cm). The effects of obstacle structure on angle of taking off, angle of landing, two angles describing position of limbs above obstacle and distances of limbs lifting above the obstacle were evaluated by analysis of variance. The differences in taking off and landing angles as well as position of limbs above the obstacle appeared to be more markedly affected by height (P<0.001) than by front view (P<0.05) of the spread obstacle. The parametres that were affected by front view of the obstacle were angles describing position of front limbs above the obstacle, however, not regulary.

Keywords :
doublebarre / horse jumping / jumping parametres / obstacle structure / parcourse / spread obstacle

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Volume 25, Number 4, - 2007

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