Equine synthetic surfaces are expected to behave consistently to produce optimal performance and reduce the risk of injury. Assessment carried out by RACES can support these expectations. Our laboratory and in-field tests provide unique data that characterises surface materials and performance. Data from these tests can be readily available to arena and racetrack managers to support maintenance decisions and long term management plans.

Field Services

Using mechanical testing equipment, our series of on-site tests characterise the functional properties of an equine surface.

  • OBST (in-situ functional properties testing)

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  • GWTT (in-situ torque testing)

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Biomechanical Services

The movement or loading response of a horse to an environment or equipment can be determined using kinematic and kinetic measurement techniques.