Applied Biomechanics, Posture and Training
A Two-Day Course for Coaches, Riders & Professionals
A Practical look at Applied Biomechanics, Movement, Posture, Skeletal Maturity, Training, Dressage, Jumping, Position, Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Saddle-fit, Assessment and Asymmetry
The course is illustrated with slow-motion video of painted horses showing exactly what is happening under the skin
It will look at practical aspects of applied biomechanics and anatomical principles of movement related to the horse and an in-depth look at the structure and function of the equine body and relate it to way of going.
There will be plenty of discussion and hands-on participation. The course is a mix of theory and practical observation.
It is of interest to riders, coaches and professional equestrians, in fact anyone who would like to appreciate the relevance of applied anatomy and biomechanics to how the horse moves
08.00: Registration and Coffee
09.00: Skeletal Biomechanics
11.30: Muscle Biomechanics
14.00: Posture and the Effect of Riding
15.30: Supporting Posture
16.00: Practical Session
17.00: Questions and discussion
09.00: Movement from the Anatomical Perspective
11.30: Therapy Centre Tour and Aqua-Treadmill
13.30: Poles and Distances
14.00: Observation and comparison of 3 ridden horses on the flat and jumping
16.00: The Biomechanics of Jumping
16.30: Understanding Asymmetry
Gillian, an authority on equine anatomy and biomechanics, is a BHS Senior Coach, professional Sports and Remedial Therapist, author, rider and anatomical artist with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.
Gillian founded Horses Inside Out in 2006 and she is well known for sharing a fascinating yet sometimes difficult subject in an easy to understand, practical and useful way.
Tea, coffee and cake will be available throughout the day.
A lights lunch of sandwiches, crisps, fruit and chocolate is included.
Course notes will be provided.
Certificates of Participation (CPD) will be available on the day.