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Consejos de seguridad para montar a caballo: Prevención de una conmoción cerebral oculta en la columna.

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Cuando pensamos en lesiones de jinetes, generalmente pensamos en una caída o algún otro evento traumático. En lo que a menudo no pensamos es en el daño por conmoción cerebral que la conducción puede producir en la columna vertebral del ciclista. Si bien verá cientos de productos, desde cascos hasta estribos de seguridad y chalecos de aire, que fueron diseñados para ayudar a prevenir o minimizar el daño de una caída, no verá muchos productos que se centren en la salud del ciclista mientras aún está en la silla. (un lugar donde a la mayoría de los ciclistas les gusta quedarse). Los productos ThinLine, sin embargo, se centran tanto en el jinete como en el caballo.

¿Qué hace que duela la espalda?Consejos de seguridad para montar a caballo Prevención de una conmoción cerebral oculta en la columna

Cada lugar de fitness tiene un componente de desgaste a largo plazo en alguna parte del cuerpo. Por ejemplo, correr suele ser duro para los tendones y las rodillas. Para los ciclistas, es la compresión de la columna con el tiempo. Para minimizar estas lesiones, primero debemos mirar qué las causa.

La investigación sugiere que la forma en que monta y su nivel de condición física pueden contribuir a las lesiones por dolor lumbar en los jinetes. Por ejemplo, montar en estribos más cortos, así como la falta de fuerza central, se asocian con dolor lumbar. Montar a caballo es una excelente manera de mantenerse en forma, para la mente, el cuerpo y el alma, pero como en cualquier deporte, demasiado rápido puede causar lesiones.

El desafío radica en descubrir cómo estabilizar a un ciclista lo suficiente como para permitirle trabajar realmente en sus problemas de fuerza y ​​​​estiramiento mientras está en la silla. Esta es parte de la razón por la que ThinLine desarrolló el Saddle Seat Saver , que reduce en gran medida el movimiento de los ciclistas en el sillín. Cuando reduzca el movimiento, aumentará la capacidad de los ciclistas para hacer ejercicio y trabajar los músculos correctos necesarios para una buena conducción, lo que a su vez puede reducir los efectos en la parte inferior de la espalda. Ahora agregue a esto la absorción de impactos que proporciona el protector de asiento, y también puede minimizar los efectos de conmoción en la columna vertebral del conductor. Mientras que los jinetes pueden sentir y recibir los beneficios de una almohadilla ThinLine, donde el caballo es el foco de la comodidad, Seat Saver brinda más protección directamente a la columna vertebral del jinete.

Consejos de seguridad para montar a caballo Prevención de una conmoción cerebral oculta en la columnaLa absorción de impactos equivale a beneficios de seguridad a largo plazo para los ciclistas.

Las personas viven y se mantienen en forma por más tiempo, lo que significa que conducen más tiempo y “el Seat Saver, si se usa como un producto de seguridad para la columna vertebral, extenderá y mejorará la salud de la espalda del ciclista, manteniéndolo en el sillín en los años venideros”, dijo el Dr. James Warson, autor de “The Riders Pain-Free Back”, Trafalgar Square Publishing”.

El ajuste inadecuado del sillín también puede causar dolor de espalda.

Muchas veces, una silla de montar mal ajustada también puede ser la culpable del dolor de espalda del caballo y del jinete. Un estudio reciente encontró que las sillas de montar mal ajustadas no solo están asociadas con la asimetría de los músculos de la espalda, un paso forzado y dolor de espalda en el caballo, sino que también están asociadas con el dolor de espalda en el jinete.

ajuste de silla de montar occidental ajuste de silla de inserción de cuñaThe results of the study, which was conducted by Dr. Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust, strongly suggest that saddle fit should be checked regularly and that riders and trainers should be encouraged to learn how to identify ill-fitting saddles. In addition, the study highlights the importance of being able to recognize lameness, saddle slip, and rider crookedness.

In the study of 205 riders, ill-fitting saddles were identified in 43% of the horses. Saddle slip was observed in 14.6% of horses, which was significantly associated with hind limb lameness or gait abnormalities. However, only two riders had linked saddle slip and lameness despite strong associations between a history of lameness, history of ‘back problems’ and history of saddle slip. Additionally, 38% of riders in the study had back pain that was associated with ill-fitting saddles. The study showed that rider back pain was also associated with rider crookedness.

“Ideally saddle fit should be checked more often than once a year to reduce the instances of ill-fitting saddles,” said Line Greve, a researcher involved with the study. “Yet this isn’t the whole solution because worryingly, 30% of horses that had their saddles checked at least once yearly still had an ill-fitting saddle. What is unknown is whether these saddles had ever fitted correctly or whether a properly qualified saddle fitter was responsible for the fitting. It can only be of benefit for riders, trainers, and other associated professionals to become more educated about the complexity of the links between lameness, saddle slip, ill-fitting saddles and rider crookedness.”

Saddle fit also is critical in alleviating back pain when riding. “You don’t want to use a saddle made for a Thoroughbred on a Quarter Horse,” said James Warson, M.D., a horseman and now-retired physician who spent 20 years as a neurosurgeon and medical director at a Fort Collins, Colo., clinic.

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To help make you and your horse comfortable, Warson recommends buying a custom saddle made to fit you and the horse. However, this can be expensive and even out of reach especially for riders who own multiple horses. As an alternative, he recommended getting a saddle fitter to fit the pad to the horse with shims, preferable ThinLine. ThinLine pads such as the Basic Pad can also reduce slippage, which has been proven to cause back problems in horses and riders.

Thicker isn’t always better

People just assumed the thickness would make their horses comfortable and reduce concussion. But that wasn’t the case. Those pads allowed the saddle to shift unnecessarily.

“They’re death to riders,” Warson explains, “Because they have yaw-side-ways motion.”

Warson recommends a ThinLine pad, which is a shock-absorbing the non-slip material.

“The pad’s about 3/8-inch thick, and it not only helps riders’ backs but also the horses’ backs,” he says.

Saddle type and balance can lead to back pain in ridersridertesting

Another study of 108 equestrian riders, which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, looked at the effects from two different saddle types (a general purpose saddle and a deep-seated Western saddle). The study showed that 66% of the riders who rode in the general-purpose saddle had lower back pain, while only 23% of those in the deep-seated saddle reported back pain.

The researchers concluded: “The difference in the incidence of lower back pain between the users of the two saddle types may be due to the additional comfort, cushioning, postural positioning, and stability offered by the design of the deep seated saddle. The results suggest that, while a deep seated saddle is not suited to all equestrian activities, where possible its use should be considered because of its effect in reducing the risk of lower back pain.”

This is another area where ThinLine’s Seat Saver can help reduce the effects on the rider’s back. The Seat Saver adds the right amount of cushion to the saddle without adding a lot of bulk. This allows the rider to have a more secure seat while riding and the ThinLine material reduces the concussion to the rider.

Tips to prevent back injuries in horseback riders

Horseback rider injuries are a common occurrence, but it’s important to minimize the injuries as much as possible. Warson said exercise can help eliminate back pain. It’s important to stay fit and work all the areas of your body, including your hips, pelvis and thigh muscles. “Working on these areas is extremely important,” he stressed.

Balance is an important player in back health, too. Make sure that you are sitting properly in the saddle, and that your stirrups are adjusted correctly. Also, using a ThinLine Seat Saver can help you balance better in the saddle while reducing the concussion on your back.

Make sure that you have a well-fit saddle. Again, it might be difficult to do this if you ride several horses, or you just can’t justify the cost of a custom saddle. The next best thing is to use a ThinLine saddle pad that you can shim to make the proper adjustments. This will help your horse’s and your back be more comfortable while riding.

What others are saying about the ThinLine Seat Saverconsejos de seguridad para ciclistas

“I purchased this pad to use on an old, very hard seat roping saddle that caused very bad lumbar back pain with each ride,” said Chelsea Petush. My riding was suffering because I was finding myself trying to do anything I could to ease the concussion on my back when I was riding my horse. So after reviewing several pads looking for one that wasn’t bulky, one that wouldn’t slip with maneuvers of roping events or barrel racing, and one that would ease the pain, I chose the ThinLine pad. When I received it in the mail my first thought was there was no way this would do anything to stop the concussion on my back when hitting a hard stop or working my horse… boy was I surprised the first time I used it! It was great, I hit a hard stop and braced for the “ouch”, but nothing! No pain, wow! This pad is awesome and to top it off you don’t even know it is there, no slipping, no bunching up it’s fantastic! I would recommend ThinLine products to anyone.”

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Las almohadillas de sillín de ThinLine están hechas con espuma transpirable que absorbe los golpes, lo que no solo mejora la conducción sino que también mejora el ajuste del sillín. Las propiedades de la espuma crean armonía entre el jinete y el caballo. ThinLine es el único producto avalado por Spinal Surgeons.

Los productos ThinLine tienen una garantía de devolución de dinero de que usted y su caballo verán un mejor rendimiento y comunicación. Al igual que con todas las tachuelas de ThinLine, nuestra misión es mejorar su placer de conducción, habilidad y rendimiento.

 

 

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