How Effective are Water Cooling Boots for Horses? Dr David Marlin There are many different options for cooling legs after exercise: clays, gels, ice boots, water boots, pumped coolant systems, spas. I decided to look at how effective simple water soaked cooling boots are. I purchased three pairs of water cooled boots – the ones that you soak in water and then place around the legs without putting in the fridge or fre
Who you are is how you ride Equestrian study reveals the link between personality traits and different types of riders Consider yourself open to new ideas? Dressage might be just your thing. Thrive on being in the limelight? Get into competing! Get easily upset at your horse? Don’t worry, you’ll mellow with age. A team of equestrian researchers comprising Dr. Inga Wolframm (a sport psychology expert), Dr. Jane Willia
An online survey of feed management and electrolyte use in endurance horses in the United Kingdom – David Marlin & Sussanah Sadler There has been great debate about whether or not electrolytes should be supplemented to endurance horses and there is some conflicting information in the literature. The purpose of the present study was to survey the use of electrolytes by endurance riders in the UK, particularl
Dr David Marlin is a scientist with more than 20 years experience in physiology and biochemistry. His specialist areas include exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and disease, thermoregulation, physiological measurement, imaging and diagnostic devices. He has worked with a variety of species including horses, dogs, cats and human subjects. One of David's highest profile projects was the research into the effects of heat and humidity in the lead up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.