Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

UB Engineering Students Visit Pegasus

September 4, 2015

Recently, a group of engineering grad students from the University of Bridgeport visited our Ox Ridge chapter to learn about equine anatomy and the types of equipment we use for our therapeutic riding lessons. Their professor, Jani Pallis, had asked the students to design a saddle for a paraplegic rider, and Pegasus instructor and physical therapist Lois Brockmann put together a fantastic hands-on presentation for the class.

Each small group studied our horses' physical characteristics, tested the different types of saddles we use and asked great questions about the design and function of the tack and equipment. For their final project, they will take what they learned back to UB and incorporate it into their saddle designs. Of course, we also had time for some selfies with the four-legged heroes of our program!

Many thanks to Lois and her volunteers, Jani and her students, and equine rock stars Classico and DC for a fun and informative evening!

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