Equine Gait Analysis

A case history report to be added soon!!

Find out more about this powerful tool by visiting http://quintic.com The website of the software provider – Quintic.

 

Determine how balanced your horse is when moving using high speed video tracking and software analysis system.

Invaluable uses –

  • A beneficial tool to assess changes in the horse’s movement with and without tack and rider
  • To assess the position of the rider in relation to the horse and the saddle. 
  • As part of the assessment process when considering to purchase a horse
  • To help identify gaite imbalances as part of a training or rehabilitation process
  • As part of an annual holistic or whole body maintenance check in conjunction with therapy treatments
  • A fantastic tool for gait analysis and biomechanics demonstrations and presentations
  • High speed video tracking can be used to produce detailed videos to aid remedial farriery
  • A fantastic tool that can be used as an aid to a biomechanics related dissertation / thesis

The full gait analysis screening process takes approximately 1.30 hours and involves the following –

  • The practitioner takes an initial detailed case history
  • Strategic white markers are placed on your horse and the tail is bandaged
  • Photographs are taken of the horse from both sides and behind
  • The horse is video screened in trot from both left and right sides using a high speed camera
  • The data is analysed and a final report and CD / Memory Stick submitted.

Mr G – wondering why he is covered in sticky white balls…

MR G MARKERS

The key aim of the markers and the high speed video process is to be able to assess the flexion of the key joints in the limbs in much greater detail than is possible with the naked eye. The process can also be used as a diagnostic tool to help confirm the opinions / suspicions of a well trained and experienced eye.

The practitioner will analyse the data provided as a result of the screening process and provide a full report within 3 to 4 working days, captured in both written format and on CD / Memory Stick. The data will also include the relevant screening videos and photographs for the client to watch in conjunction with the written report at their leisure.

A full screening report will cover a large amount of information and analysis about the horse including the following points –

Owner / agent details

Veterinary details

Key reasons for screening

Horse’s details

Glossary of terms

Stride length, time and velocity

Stride stance phase time

Protraction and retraction angles of all 4 linbs

Fetlock angular displacement of all 4 limbs

Carpal angular displacement – left and right fore limbs

Tarsal angular displacement – left and right hind limbs

Placement of all 4 hooves (for example – does the hoof tend to weight bear laterally or medially)

Balance of all 4 hooves (for example – is there more medial or more lateral hoof wall growth)

Summary

Next steps

Stills from the video that is being assessed through the software system – The lift and fall of each joint through a single pace of trot are illustrated by the horizontal red lines across the photograph. The flexion of each of the joints through each frame of the video are evident through the emerging carpet of colour as the trot pace progresses.

MR G TROT PIC 0                                             MR G TROT PIC 1                                             MR G TROT PIC 2