Visitors will be given a valuable insight into the range of equine research being undertaken at Nottingham Trent University as part of an open event on Friday, May 11 at the Brackenhurst Campus. Staff will highlight the work taking place at the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences – and introduce people to the facilities, technology and equipment.
Research being showcased will include rider profiling and the effect of tack and saddle types on the horse’s movement and performance; visual behaviour of horse and rider and how this affects performance and management; and behavioural assessment of ridden horses using physiological measures.
The activity patterns of horses in different stable designs and paddock systems has also been measured using GPS and videography; and heart rate variability and infrared thermography have been used as non-invasive measurements of stress in managed horses, free ranging horses and in the ridden horse.
Heather Owen, the Head of Animal and Equine Science at Nottingham Trent University, said: “We have a strong equine team at Brackenhurst, carrying out research geared around both the health and welfare of horses. As well as British Horse Society qualified instructors, examiners and competitors, up to international level, we also have staff with post-graduate science degrees, who conduct research.”
The open event, which is running from 5-6.30pm, is being followed at 7pm by a ticketed lecture and demonstration in the indoor arena by British Eventing icon and five times Olympian, Mary King and her daughter, Emily.
To purchase advance tickets to the lecture demonstration: Adults £25, Children (under 16) £20, visit the online store.
For more information about this event, visit www.ntu.ac.uk/maryking or if you have any further queries, please contact Hoyland Event and Marketing Services Ltd.
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