Rider Pressure Affects Horse Tack Evaluation

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The force a rider exerts on the horse's back will shift depending on his or her position and should be included in any evaluation of tack pressure, researchers recently reported.

"You need a force that is distributed over a certain area to make a good evaluation of the saddle pressure, therefore saddle measurements should be performed with a rider," said Patricia de Cocq, MSc, DVM, of

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