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Dr Sarah Jane Hobbs (PhD)– Equine Research

Sarah Jane Hobbs (PhD) – Equine Research

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics in the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire. Lancashire Racing Stables (LRS) is delighted to have a working relationship with Sarah as she is involved in international equine research and has collaborated so far with the University of Edinburgh, Vetmeduni, Vienna, the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Centre, Michigan State University, USA, Myerscough College, Anglia Ruskin University and most recently the University of Maine, USA.

Her research interests in equine biomechanics – ongoing since her doctoral study in 2000 on internal hoof strain and lower forelimb motion – is viewed as hugely valuable and important at LRS in its desire to associate itself with the best equine practice available. Sarah is particularly interested in research which helps horses by developing a better understanding of how they move and therefore the loading on their body and how this can either help them to develop or put them at a greater risk of injury. She has recently studied the tilt of the body and limbs on flat and banked circles, as little is known about how horses compensate for corners and turns at different speeds and how this loads their body. Sarah is also interested in the interaction between the horse and the surface and how surface properties can influence locomotion.

Sarah also has an equine sports massage qualification and completes gait assessments together with sports massage. With this interest in rehabilitation, she has carried out two studies to date that may have implications in relation to improved performance.

As well as her academic qualifications, Sarah is a Member of BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) and also a Member of IEBWA (International Equine Body Workers Association) and (EBW) Equine Body Worker. She regularly attends and contributes papers at academic conferences and has a long list of publications in various journals.