Interactive Applied Anatomy
A Practical Course for Riders, Coaches and Therapists
This course is of interest to anyone who requires knowledge of, or is fascinated by the equine skeleton. By studying the bones and anatomical models, we will be observing and investigating how the skeleton is put together and applying this knowledge to how the horse moves.
We will look at: how the atlas joins on to the skull; how the atlas and axis influence head position; the intricacies of the pelvis and lumbosacral junction; the complexities of the knee and hock; the connexions and levers of the long bones and muscle, tendon and ligament attachment points.
We will also examine skeletal maturity; the range and degree of movement, the position, function, relevance and far reaching effect of the hyoid apparatus and how this knowledge can help us manage, train, understand and where appropriate rehabilitate our horses effectively.
Although we may compare the bones and models to the living horse, this course is essentially designed to appreciate anatomy through a detailed study of our anatomical models and the bones of both the axial and appendicular models.
08.45: Registration and Coffee
09.15: The Equine Skeleton in Detail
11.30: Myofascial Connections
14:00: Identifying bony landmarks
16.00: Biomechanical Connections
17.00: Questions & discussion
We envisage this course to be very popular so early booking is advised.
Certificates of Participation will be issued for 8 hours per day
Tea, coffee, home-made cakes are included but please bring a packed lunch.
"Study the bones of a horse well and they will tell you a story because anatomy reflects function."