Dr David Marlin will be speaking about “The Science of Training for Health and Performance” at the Horses Inside Out Conference 2015 on Saturday 28th February 2015 at The Ettington Chase Hotel, Warkwickshire.
There has been great debate over the issue of hyperflexion or Rollkur in Dressage, with vets, scientists, riders and animal behaviourists suggesting that it causes pain, stress and physical damage to the horse. A recent Dutch-US collaborative study examined video of horses competing in the Grand Prix at the 1992 Olympic Games and the 2008 World Cup Final. In 2008 horses were observed to be behind the vertical (BHV) i
The most common item of protection used on horses are boots on the lower leg. Despite this and the fact that lower leg injuries are the most common injury sustained by horses there is surprisingly still no standard that manufacturers have to meet, in contrast to standards for headgear and body protectors for riders. These show boots being tested and an example of how much damage even a light glancing blow can do to t
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.