Biomechanics – Kinetic resilience

The horse needs stability, without it it cannot move. Stammer Kinetics helps to recognize and influence the various mechanisms of stability and their effects on the horse’s health and performance.

The core element of Stammer Kinetics is a biomechanical thinking model that explains and graphically represents the horse’s movement. It combines the cogwheel model of the dynamics of the horse’s external form with the development of its kinetic energy through the mechanism of suspension.

The gearwheel model

This biomechanical model based on the Stammer Kinetics concept shows in a simple and comprehensible way how the horse stabilizes itself against gravity with the rider’s weight.

The suspension

Like all fleeing steppe animals, the horse develops most of its kinetic energy through suspension. Sports science also refers to this muscle activity as plyometrics or the stretch-shortening cycle. This activity differs fundamentally from human movement and therefore requires a new conception of treatment and training strategies.

The interaction

Organized in sensible functional chains, stability and suspension enable the rider to control the horse’s kinetic energy in the philosophy of fine aids and to steer it in sensible directions for riding. Abstract concepts of riding theory (suppleness, going over the back, collection) and their backgrounds thus become understandable, comprehensible and easier to implement.