Applied Biomechanics, Posture and Training
A Two-Day Course for Coaches, Riders & Professionals

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October 2021
Wavendon Grange, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3LW

horse and rider biomechanics, anatomy, coaching, training, posture

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

08.45:  Introduction

09.00:  Skeletal Biomechanics

11.00:    Break 

11.30:    Muscle Biomechanics

13.00:   Lunch

14.00:   Posture and the Effect of Riding

15.00:   Break 

15.30:   Supporting Posture

16.00:   Practical Session

17.00:   Questions and discussion

17.30:   Close


08.30:  Coffee

09.00:  Movement from the Anatomical Perspective

11.00:    Break

11.30:    Therapy Centre Tour and Aqua-Treadmill


13.00:   Lunch 


13.30:   Poles and Distances

14.00:   Observation and comparison of 3 ridden                        horses on the flat and jumping

15.30:   Break

16.00:   The Biomechanics of Jumping 

16.30:    Understanding Asymmetry

17.30:    Close



Course Leader




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.

Gillian Higgins coach rider therapist BHS senior coach equine biomechancis horse


Tea, coffee and cake will be available throughout the day.

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.

Course Price


Applied Biomechanics, Posture
and Training Course


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