The aim of this study was to find out more details about the kinematics of the equine pelvis in relation to the spine.
Based on the evaluation of five horses, data have been used to describe angles between the spine (L4-S2) and the pelvis by 19 different angles, which are based on six palpable points on the pelvis.
The first hypothesis was that it is possible to evaluate the motion of the pelvis in relation to the spine by identifying angles through skin-markers. The second hypothesis was that a marker set consisting of 6 markers on the pelvis are enough to fit in the 3D model of the lumbosacral spine. The third hypothesis was that the angles measured based on 8 skin-markers could be compared properly between walk and trot and between the left and the right side of the pelvis and will show a sinusoidal pattern.