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Muscular Misconceptions - On-Demand Webinar

In this comprehensive on-demand webinar, with photograhs of Gillian's signature anatomical paintings and photographs from dissections, Gillian delves deep into exactly which muscles lie underneath the saddle and girth area. Gillian sorts the facts from the fiction, examines their importance to riding, posture, training, health, comfort and tack fit and dispel some myths about their anatomy and function. 


Muscles covered include the: - 


  • Large gymnastic muscles - longissimus and latissimus dorsi

  • Superficial muscles - cutaneous trunci

  • Deep vertebral muscles – multifidus

  • Breathing muscles

  • Muscles connecting the shoulder blade to the back. 


Having a thorough understanding of the structures which lie underneath the saddle and girth area will enable us to:- 


  • Improve sympathetic and intuitive riding and training.

  • Apply aids in tune with the horse’s movement and muscle contraction

  • Select the most appropriate training exercises for improving muscle atrophy

  • Improve ability to select and fit appropriate saddles and girths for individual horses.

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Price: £10
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 mins
Approved CPD training (2 points) with the British Horse Society
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This on-demand webinar was recorded on the

2nd February 2022 and is episode 1 of series 3.

Course Structure

Following an introduction this webinar covers the:- 

  • Cutaneous muscle

  • Trapezius muscle

  • Latissimus dorsi muscle

  • Abdominal muscles

  • Pectoral muscles

  • Dorsal serrate muscles 

  • Ventral serrate muscles

  • Superficial back muscles

  • Deep back muscles 


This is a must see for all riders, saddlery professionals and anyone wishing to understand more about the muscular anatomy underneath the saddle. After this on-demand webinar you will look at a horse’s back from a whole new perspective.

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