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Year of Publication


Degree Name

Master of Science in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (MSBiosyAgE)

Document Type

Master's Thesis


Agriculture, Food and Environment


Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Mick Peterson


As the horseracing industry has come under more scrutiny as of late, horse and rider safety has become a priority. The best was to keep a rider safe is to keep them on their horse, and the best way to do that is to keep the horse upright. This all comes down to consistency both between tracks and across a single track. The most important method of managing track consistency is through moisture content. This study examined how track design can impact moisture application, how moisture content can impact the surface material, and what design elements can be implemented to increase the precision of moisture application.

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Funding Information

Funding was provided to the author through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center in 2022-2024.