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Understanding Your Horse’s Neck - On-Demand Webinar

It is impossible to alter the position of the neck without affecting back posture, limb movement, balance and expression so understanding the anatomy and biomechanics of the neck is vital for all riders and trainers wishing to attain the best way of going possible. 

This on-demand webinar looks at how positioning of the horse’s head and neck influences back position, outline, movement, performance, comfort, welfare and way of going.

It studies the anatomy and location of the cervical vertebrae, spinal cord, cervical nerves, muscles, fascia and ligaments within the neck and explains how these structures have an enormous anatomical and biomechanical influence on ‘How the Horse Moves’. 

Gillian also describes the anatomy and importance of the hyoid apparatus and cervicothoracic junction.

With clear explanations and a wealth of video clips illustrating the advantages of an ideal head and neck position as well as the constraints and drawbacks of a less than ideal position, this webinar provides much food for thought.

S1 E1 Understanding the Horse's back recorded webinar Gillian Higgins Horses Inside

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Price: £10
Running Time: 2 hours, 5 mins
Approved CPD training (2 points) with the British Horse Society

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This on-demand webinar was originally recorded on the 

3rd March 2021 and is episode 2 of series 2.

Course Structure

This on-demand webinar is split into 3 parts:-

1. Anatomy

  • Vertebrae

  • Nerves

  • Muscles 

2. Biomechanics

  • Temporomandibular joint

  • Cervical joint movement

  • Hyoid apparatus

3. How head & neck position affects the body 

  • Centre of mass

  • Back positioning

  • Potential hip extension

  • Forelimb movement


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