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The Biomechanics of Bending

In this comprehensive on-demand webinar Gillian takes an in-depth look at the biomechanics of exactly how the horse creates lateral flexion.

She explains the anatomical range of lateral flexion movement available in each joint through the spine and in other relevant parts of the body. Only once we understand the anatomical normal, is it possible to assess the limitations. 

Gillian also looks at factors which cause a horse to struggle with lateral flexion and bend and how this can affect posture, symmetry, balance, and correct way of going. As well as stiffness, we also consider lateral weaknesses, muscular imbalances and how these factors affect straightness.

Illustrated with video of Gillian's signature anatomically painted horses with perspectives from above as well as from the side. Ridden and in-hand exercises are demonstrated as well as massage and mobilisation techniques that you can do with your horse to improve and maintain lateral flexion and suppleness within the neck, back, ribcage and tail. Riding a well-trained, laterally supple and laterally stable horse is a pleasure.

This recorded webinar is a must watch for all riders and coaches and will give you the knowledge and tools to achieve this with your horse.

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Price: £10
Running Time: 2 hours, 22 mins
Approved CPD training (2 points) with the British Horse Society

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This is on-demand webinar was recorded on the 

6th April 2022 and is episode 3 of series 3.

Course Structure

Following an introduction this on-demand webinar covers:-

  • Defining Lateral Flexion

  • How the Horse Bends

  • Causes of Bending Limitations

  • Stable Exercises 

  • In-hand Exercises

  • Ridden Exercises


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