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Dissection Workshops

Next Date TBA 

Led By Gillian Higgins 

About the Workshops

These hands-on day courses offer an insight into the anatomy of the horse and provide a rare and invaluable opportunity to look at the structures we influence by training and therapy.

Equine dissection horse spine anatomy, muscles, fascia, tendon, ligaments vertebrae joints spinal cord nerves

If you wish to register your interest for our next Series of Dissection Workshops 
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The Spine

This workshop will focus on joint mechanics from the poll to the tail.


Gillian will lead a dissection looking at the spinal ligaments and musculature and their effect on movement, performance and posture.


Dr Hemmings will lead a dissection focusing on the spinal cord and major nerves.  


This is our most popular dissection day course and is of special interest to equine therapists, saddlers, coaches and riders.


 Book early to avoid disappointment.

Head and Neck

Gillian will focus on how understanding the anatomy and biomechanics affects neck position and outline. She will also look at bridle design and fit, poll pressure, the tongue, the TMJ and the hyoid apparatus.
Dr Hemmings will lead an examination of the brain, behaviour patterns and how malfunction can give rise to repetitive stereotypic behaviours such as crib-biting and weaving.
This dissection will also explain responses to outside stimuli - of real interest to coaches, therapists and riders. 
equine dissection, anatomy of the head and neck, under the skin muscles, fascia, bone, tendon
equine dissection, anatomy of the limbs, under the skin muscles, fascia, bone, tendon

Entire Fore and Hindlimb Dissection