An investigation of bra concerns and barriers to participation in horse riding

J. Burbage, L. J. Cameron

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Abstract

Horse riding is a female-dominated sport where participation levels are declining. The influence of the breast on participation levels and current satisfaction with bras for this activity is unknown. This study aimed to investigate bra concerns and breast-related barriers to participation in horse riding. A 6-part, 32 question online survey was completed by 1,324 females who participated in horse riding. Descriptive and chi-squared analyses were utilised; inductive content analysis was completed to analyse qualitative responses. At least one breast-related barrier was reported by 25% of all participants. Larger-breasted riders were less satisfied (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalComparative Exercise Physiology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Clothing design
  • Equestrian
  • Physical activity
  • Self-efficacy

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