Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics
2 Day Course for Riders and Coaches
with Gillian Higgins
Next Date TBA
Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3LW
The key to effective and sympathetic training requires a thorough understanding of anatomy, biomechanics and posture.
With a greater knowledge of biomechanics and posture it will further enhance your understanding of training and riding – taking your skills to a whole new level.
This course is of interest to coaches, professional equestrians and riders, in fact, anyone who would like to appreciate the relevance of applied anatomy and biomechanics to improve riding, training and how the horse moves.
Using slow-motion video of painted horses, you will see exactly what’s happening under the skin. This will help your understanding of this complex subject.
The course also looks at practical aspects of applied biomechanics and anatomical principles of movement related to the horse. Plus, we’ll take an in-depth look at the structure and function of the equine body and relate it to the way of going.
There will be plenty of discussion and hands-on participation – using a mix of theory and practical observation. Also, the unique facilities at Wavendon, allow horses to come into the classroom to join us and help bring the topic to life.
In this course we will look in detail at:
Joint range of movement
Postural problems and how to avoid them
How to assess the gaits and spot irregularities
Myofascial connections related to training and posture
Skeletal maturity and appropriate exercises for young horses
Assessing dynamic posture and asymmetry
Ridden exercises to improve performance