The purpose of the study was to explore whether equestrian riders can be grouped by their trunk-pelvis movement strategy. Riders (n = 40) with national or international competition experience in dressage were measured using motion capture on a riding simulator for ten seconds of simulated medium and extended trot, respectively. Trunk and pelvic pitch trajectories were filtered, time-normalised to the riding simulator’s vertical displacement cycle, and scaled. A self-organising map, with subsequent k-means clustering, identified three groups of rider-trunk pelvis movement. These groups related to the relative timing between peak posterior trunk and pelvis pitch. The study identified movement-based classifications of riders for future studies, which may have implications for rider injury risk and training.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 40th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2022|
|Event||40th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Duration: 19 Jul 2022 → 23 Jul 2022
|Conference||40th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference|
|Period||19/7/22 → 23/7/22|