Horses Inside Out Evening Extravaganza
A Live Painted Horse Lecture Demonstration
with Gillian Higgins
This Live Painted Horse Lecture Demonstration is an evening not to be missed. With the muscles and skeleton painted onto 2 real-live beautifully moving horses, it really brings anatomy to life! See horses in a new light as Gillian demonstrates how understanding anatomy can help use to improve the way ride, train and look after our horses.
You will come away looking at horses from a new perspective full of ideas, tips, exercises and techniques that you can do with your own horse to improve their comfort and performance.
The evening is dynamic, engaging, involves the audience and is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attends!
Ideal for horse owners, riders, coaches, veterinary students, saddlers, therapists and farriers. Perfect for novices or advanced groups.
17.30: Doors Open
18.30: Welcome and Introduction
18.45: Lecture Demonstration Part 1
Gillian explains the role of the horse’s skeleton and muscles, anatomical connections and posture using a variety of in-hand exercises and movements.
During the break you’ll have the opportunity to ask Gillian questions, study the bones and anatomical models of the horse to further your learning and purchase Gillian's books.
20.30: Lecture Demonstration Part 2
This section focuses on the biomechanics of movement. With one horse on the lunge and the other ridden, this is jam packed full of rider, flatwork, polework and gymnastic jumping exercises that you can do with your own horse to improve his musculoskeletal health and performance.
Refreshments will be available to purchase once the doors open and during the interval.
CPD certificates available on request
Handouts will be given on arrival
Gillian's books will be available to purchase before the event and during the interval.
Gillian is passionate about horses, equine anatomy and sharing all she knows for the good of the horse.
An authority in equine anatomy and biomechanics, a British Horse Society Senior Coach, professional sports and remedial therapist, author and with a first-class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.
Gillian specialises in assessing posture and movement, devising exercises for improving performance and educating horse owners.
She is well known for her anatomical painting on live horses which she uses for her teaching.