The Horserider’S Spine During Exercise

  • Christine Heipertz-Hengst


There is an extensive need for research into the sports-specific effects of horseback riding, particularly with regard to the rider’s spine during exercise. To date, the reactions have been considered only in terms of empirical analysis and by practical experience. On the one hand, horseback riding offers benefits — including its uses in therapy; on the other hand, however, many riders complain of back pain. The purpose of this paper is to explore these issues in greater depth.


Vertebral Disc Time Body Weight Chair Seat Gymnastic Exercise Measure Pressure Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Heipertz-Hengst
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  1. 1.Seminar für Therapeutisches ReitenOrthopädische Uni.klinikFrankfurt/MainGermany

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