The effect of video feedback on horseriding technique
Video feedback consists of showing the performer a video clip of his or her performance of a particular skill, giving feedback on where and how he or she can improve.
Video feedback is often used in other sports, but limited research is done regarding its influence on horseriders and riding technique.
Jumping position over a jump, dressage seat on the flat and jumping seat on the flat were analysed in 4 participants and given a score regarding their correctness.
This was first done at a baseline measurement, namely after warming up in a regular lesson where regular feedback was given. The riders were scored again after video feedback was given.
The video feedback was given immediately after the task was executed, together with verbal feedback from the instructor, and the task was then scored again. 2 to 10 trials were recorded per task during the lesson.
This study shows that video feedback substantially improved the performance of the 3 tasks.
The riders did not feel like the video feedback took too much time and rated video feedback as beneficial.
It is important to note that in this experiment the video feedback was given within 1 minute of the task, whereas in reality people often view videos of themselves after some time has passed and this could possibly reduce the effectiveness.
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> From: Kelley, J Appl Behav Anal 49 (2017) 138-147. All rights reserved to The Author(s). Click here for the online summary.