Bio-Tensegrity and Farriery

Bio-Tensegrity and Farriery

Written by Yogi Sharp

In this article on bio-tensegrity, Yogi Sharp explores the origin of the word, its uses and relevance in relationship to and between the hoof and the rest of the horse’s body.

Understanding how a tensegrity model reacts to stimulus helps to uncover how the horses’ fascia and other internal structures respond to stress. If you apply stress to one of these models you can see how the model distorts all over. They often will not break at the point of highest compression, the stress is dispersed over the whole structure and it concentrates, or breaks, at its weakest point. If you stretch the model everything stretches and again it will break at its weakest point.

Yogi Sharp - coming later this year!

We are delighted to announce that later this year, Yogi Sharp will be offering a lecture series for AOI and its community 🙂 If you wold like to learn more about Yogi and his new course, you can sign up for a Fireside Chat, which will run later this year – around June time, once Yogi has finished his PhD. We hope to see you there!