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  1. Modeling the gaits of a horse:The Trot EN100 Final Project Anna Mori

  2. Why model horse movement? • Primarily intended for English riding • Children ride horses too! • Bucking Bronco used as training tool for bull riders

  3. Background: Horse Gaits

  4. Gaits of a Horse WALK TROT CANTER

  5. Footfalls of the Trot Notice no legs are on the ground: horse is in the air! This creates for a very bouncy ride.

  6. Possible Systems for Horse Model • Hydraulic • Pneumatic • Electric • Worm Gear • CAM

  7. CAM Models • CAMs designed to fall at speed of gravity • Trot CAM has three lobes to create rapid bouncing feel • Walk/Canter CAM: slower, less aggressive version of bucking CAM Research by Superior Riding Systems: Kyle Stein, Luke Reed, Patrick Sievert Oklahoma University Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

  8. Additional Capabilities Desired • Realistic horse torso with head and reins • Variable gaits based on horse breed, size, and/or background • Sensors on reins and saddle and change of speed based on sensors • Screen with 3-D visuals for real riding experience: abilities to turn or leg yield with varying rein or leg pressure

  9. Thank you! Special Thanks to: Professor Paul Weckler Kyle Stein Luke Reed Patrick Sievert Bill Beaty And Of Course… Professor Daniels And My favorite TA ever John Raiti For not one, not two, but THREE fun filled semesters!!!!