Two Types of Horsepower Drive UK Researcher

Dr. Carl Mattacola heads UK’s Equine Jockey/Rider Injury Prevention Initiative.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

Carl Mattacola, PhD, ATC, FNATA, is interested in horsepower in all its forms.

As a researcher in the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Health Sciences, Mattacola spearheads the Equine Jockey/Rider Injury Prevention Initiative, a first step towards building a medical model for jockeys that is like the care offered to athletes in other sports, including hockey, NASCAR racing, or football.

"A horse race is a pretty high powered event,” he said. “You have to be strong and balanced to maintain control of this 1,000-pound horse going about 30 miles per hour. We spend most of our time focused on the horse, but the rider is an athlete, too, and he or she can benefit from the expertise that we have to offer."

In his off time, he rides horses … and Harleys

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

Do you use slow feeders or slow feed haynets for your horse? Tell us why or why not.
326 votes · 326 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!