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Evening Extravaganza

Posture and Performance
with Gillian Higgins

Date: 21st September 2024
Venue: Moulton College Equestrian Centre, Pitsford Centre, Gate 4 Pitsford Rd, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7QL

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Improve your riding, training and equine management with this live painted horse, interactive lecture demonstration with Gillian Higgins. Learn how understanding about anatomy and biomechanics can help to improve your horse's posture, movement, comfort and performance. Marvel at the impressive movements and performance of our anatomically painted horses. Appreciate how different exercises and techniques affect their way of going and performance. This is an evening not to be missed. 

Event Programme

16.00: Doors open. Refreshments and Shopping.


17.30: Introduction and Welcome 


17.45: Anatomical Connections

Gain a valuable insight into the principles of anatomy and biomechanics related to improving the horse's posture, movement and performance. With the help of her anatomical paintings on horses, Gillian explains the role of the skeleton and muscles and using a variety of in-hand movements and pilates-type exercises Gillian will demonstrate range of movement and the impact of restrictions. 


18.45: Break

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.


19.30: Part 2: Anatomy in Motion 

This section of the lecture demonstration is jam-packed full of practical exercises, techniques and top tips that you can do with your own horse to improve his musculoskeletal health and performance. With one horse ridden and another on the lunge, the second half focuses on:- - 


  • Assessing and improving movement

  • Harmony between horse and rider

  • Riding from an anatomical approach 

  • Flatwork exercises to improve performance

  • The effect of polework

  • Gymnastic jumping


The rider will be wearing a skeleton bodysuit giving you the opportunity to study and understand how rider posture and position can influence the horse. 


20.30: Close

Ticket Prices:

 

Early Bird Tickets: £25 - buy before 31st January 2024

Tickets in Advance: £35


Tickets on the door: £50 

VIP Tickets (additional £10)

VIP tickets include a private meet and greet with Gillian and the horses, a welcome drink and the opportunity to ask individual questions before the lecture demonstration starts as well as the best seats in the house reserved. Limited to 20 people.

Why Attend this Lecture Demonstration?

After this lecture demonstration you will look at horses from a new perspective. Whether you are a coach, rider, horse owner or other equestrian professional, you will new learn practical techniques to improve your practises with horses. This is an amazing opportunity for everyone interested in horses to learn more about the anatomy of these amazing creatures and how they work. 

Who is this event for?

This really is an event for all equestrians whatever your level of knowledge and we urge everyone who owns or works with horses to join us for the event.

Earn CPD Points

This event is accredited by the BHS and is recognised by other organisations for CPD points.  3 CPD points with the BHS.​

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About Gillian Higgins

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Gillian Higgins, founder of Horses Inside Out, is an anatomy and biomechanics specialist and leading equestrian educator. Her dynamic, enthusiastic presentation style inspires while she has an incredible ability to make a difficult subject fun, applicable and easy to understand. Gillian is passionate about horses, anatomy and sharing all she knows for the good of the horse. Having competed up to advanced level eventing, achieved her BHS Senior Coaching qualifications and completed multiple therapy qualifications, Gillian is in a great place to apply anatomy to riding, training and therapy.

During the applied evening demonstration, and with the internal anatomy painted on the outside of the horses, Gillian brilliantly explains in a clear, entertaining, memorable way how understanding our horses’ make-up allows us to ride, train and manage them efficiently and effectively, the best for the horse. 

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