How to correctly position the high electrode?

Updated 8 months ago by camille

Positioning the high electrode under the saddle pad

It is necessary to position the high electrode under the saddle pad in order to obtain a heart rate signal. Its good positioning is key in obtaining a usable signal. Here's how to position it.

1) Apply gel on the electrode

In order for the horse's heart signal to be well recorded by the Motion S, it is necessary to apply conductive gel on both electrodes. Apply some gel on the grey tissue and spread it well over the surface.

A bottle of gel will be given together with the Motion S sensor. If you need more gel, you may order it on our website

2) Position the electrode under the saddle pad

The electrode should be placed vertically under the saddle flap, vertically and a little lower than the stirrup bar, so as to be just under your thigh. The side with the grey fabric goes against the horse, while the scratch goes towards the saddle pad so to ensures the good fixity of the electrode. The cable should be oriented slightly forward, so as to come out in front of the girth once tighten. This way, no risk of getting caught in the cable while ridding!

Step 3: Adjust the elastic cable and clip it

Clip the elastic cable of the electrode to the pressure button on the attachment. If the cable is a little too long for your horse, do not hesitate to make a loop in the small loops located on the lower part of the high electrode. It is made especially for that!

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