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The Effect Of The Pessoa Training Aid On Equine Rectus Abdominus Workload On A Treadmill

by Jane Williams, Charlotte Betchley, Jessica Meagher and Gillian Tabor University Centre Hartpury, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE, UK. Within human sports science, practitioners and therapists regularly utilise exercise and training aids within the rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders, informed by a comprehensive evidence base that has been developed through research (Gross et al., 2016). In equestrianism, despite increasing calls for evidence-informed practice, few studies have evaluated the impact of common exercises and training aids, such as the Pessoa Training Aid™ (PTA), used within rehabilitation and to train horses’ naïve to ridden work. A fundamental goal of training or rehabilitation is to...

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