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Theresa Pugh and Delmas Bolin (2004)

Overuse injuries in equestrian athletes

Current Sports Medicine Reports, 3(6):297-303.

Some 30 million Americans are involved in equestrian sports. Although there is significant literature regarding catastrophic injury, there is very little literature that addresses overuse injury and its effect on rider and horse. As the horse and rider function as a unit, overuse injuries to the rider can affect the horse's training and responsiveness. Sports physicians treating riders should understand correct posture in the saddle and its alteration by muscular imbalance and injury. This review discusses common equestrian events, and common overuse injuries in recreational and competitive riders.

Animals, Back Injuries, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Horses, Humans, Leg Injuries
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