Live Painted Horse Lecture Demonstrations
These applied and interactive day or evening demonstrations explain in a clear, entertaining, memorable way how understanding our horses’ make up allows us to ride, train and manage them efficiently and effectively.
Ideal for horse owners, riders, coaches, vet students, saddlers, farriers and novice or advanced groups, with the internal anatomy painted on the outside, Gillian demonstrates exercises to develop a supple, strong, comfortable horse able to maximise range of movement and perform at his best.
With a rider in a skeleton body suit, it is also possible to see the interaction between horse and rider.
Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics Courses
Led by Gillian, these 2-day Courses are of interest to horse owners, coaches, riders, judges, therapists, instructors, hoof professionals, saddlers, students and horse owners.
Using a mix of video-based theory and practical sessions, Gillian explains the practical application of anatomy and biomechanics to how we ride and care for our horses.
Topics can include joint movement, muscles and myofascial chains, posture, tendons and ligament biomechanics, the mechanics of dressage, polework, jumping, the effect of asymmetry and compensation patterns.
This course can be adapted for specific interested groups. Just get in touch
Lectures and Video Based Talks
Using painted horses and slow-motion video allows the audience to observe and understand what is happening under the skin as the horse moves.
The evening talks, which are very popular with the BHS and riding clubs, can be run at any time of year but are particularly suited to indoor winter talks.
Understanding the Horse’s Back
Polework and Gymnastic Jumping for all Disciplines
Not Quite Right?
Pilates for Horses
Striving for Straightness
Asymmetry and Compensation Patterns
If you have a specific area of interest please just get in touch
Practical Workshops for Horse Owners
Held at our base in the Midlands or at your yard, these unique and innovative courses are very popular, great fun and an excellent way to learn more about the management and comfort of your horse.
Some of these courses involve a small amount of led anatomical painting.
They are ideal for small groups, (maximum 24) and particularly popular with riding clubs, livery yards and exam groups.
Workshops can cover such topics as:
The Equine Gym
Assessing Posture and Movement
Each year we organise a popular, high quality two day conference focussing on a specific theme.
With world-renowned speakers who are experts in their field, our conferences are aimed at all those with an interest in improving horse well being and performance as well as keeping abreast of new ideas, scientific research and the latest innovations in the equine world.
Our conferences are of interest to riders of all disciplines, therapists, coaches, saddlery professionals, farriers, podiatrists, dentists, lecturers, students, vets and breeders.
These hands on dissection workshops provide a rare and unique opportunity to study the anatomy of the horse and apply the acquired knowledge to movement, training or therapy. They are led by Gillian Higgins and other invited anatomy specialists.
Come along to 1,2 or 3 days in the series. These days are very popular and fill quickly.
Bespoke Courses and One-to-One Training
Whether a large organisation, club, small centre, group or individual, arranging a bespoke event either in Britain or overseas could be for you.
Take a look at ‘what we do’ for inspiration!
Whether you are a student, saddler, coach, rider, equine professional or horse owner, if you are interested in anatomy, biomechanics, therapy, movement or exam preparation, one to one session’s with Gillian in a relaxed atmosphere at her home in Leicestershire could be for you -
Just call us to describe and discuss your requirements. We can then suggest various options that may be of interest.