Interactive Applied Anatomy

A Practical Course for Riders, Coaches and Therapists

Monday 28th June 2021 - PLACES AVAILABLE

Tuesday 29th June 2021 - FULL

Horses Inside Out, Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby,

Leicestershire, LE14 3LW

Equine anatomy exhibition, horses inside out conference

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

11.00:    Break

11.30:    Myofascial Connections 

13.00:   Lunch

14:00:   Identifying bony landmarks

15.30:   Break

16.00:   Biomechanical Connections

17.00:   Questions & discussion


17.30:   Close


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.


Provisional Timetable


Course Price



Interactive Anatomy Course
28th June 2021


Course Leader

horse bones, skeleton, spine, equine anatomy

"Study the bones of a horse well and they will tell you a story because anatomy reflects function."

Gillian Higgins

Gillian Higgins

As an anatomist with a fascination for applied musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics, Gillian takes every opportunity to further develop her skills and knowledge which she applies to riding training and the management of horses.

Studying bones and leading dissection workshops have played a huge role in her understanding and growth.

Gillian has created a number of fascinating anatomical models as excellent practical teaching resources.

Gillian Higgins, equine anatomy, muscles,