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Hoofbeat is the first gait mapping system that can distinguish landing, stance and break-over in time and movement. These data are shown in different images and in a 3D animation that can be played back at different speeds. Hoofbeat measures all 4 legs, and can be used on both hard and soft surfaces with the horse walking or trotting in a straight line.

The eye cannot follow a horse’s movement, but high-precision sensors (1140 Hertz) make this movement visible. The information is converted into objectively interpretable data, in the form of a 3D animation and visual representation.

This enables the following:

  • Mapping the gait: A measurement takes approximately one minute. Including data interpretation, you receive a clear picture of the results within five minutes.
  • Quantify and compare the data to a previous measurement on the same horse.
  • Communicate and share the measurement report easily and quickly using an email link.
1. Landing

Landing is the time from initial contact until the hoof comes to a complete stop. After this, the measurement moves on to the stance phase.

– Landing times

– Landing location

– 3D animation of landing

– L/R difference


2. Stance Phase
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Stance phase is the time from when the hoof comes to a complete stop on the ground until the heels lifts up.

– Times

– Animation

3. Break Over

Break-over is the time from when the buttresses come 5 mm off the ground until the hoof is completely free of the ground. After this, movement proceeds to the swing phase.

– Times

– Break-over plot

4. Swing Phase

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– 3D

– Top view

– Side View

5. Footfalls
Stance phase

Footfalls: a visualization of the timing table that indicates simple asymmetries (differences between left and right).

6. Hoofbeat Motion Map
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The Hoofbeat Motion Map is an animated representation of the entire stance phase: the moment of contact between the hoof and the ground. The initial ground contact, the movement during the stance phase and the break-over point during break-over.

Read more about the Hoofbeat Motion Map

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