Thank you very much for coming to Snowdon Farm to do the demo. We have had so many people telling us how much they enjoyed it, how they learnt so much and how you made it so easy for them to understand something that is quite complicated.
There are many lovely comments on our facebook page for Snowdon. Cath and myself really enjoyed the whole day and I just wanted to let you know how happy we are that you were able to fit out little riding school into your busy schedule. Many thanks again for a brilliant evening.
From a veterinary viewpoint it was great to do your dissection workshops … valuable revision but also really helped to give the anatomy a biomechanical perspective.
I would recommend this as a great refresher and at the same time new insight for any vet who spends a lot of time looking at horses moving.
EQUINE TOUCH PRACTITIONER
Thanks for the time and effort put into the Dissection Clinic. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt loads. Thanks to Gillian.
JULIA THE SADDLER
Absolutely Excellent. Best Lecture I’ve been to and I’ve attended a lot since mid 60’s!!
Every person who rides and handles horses should see this lecture. Would like to hear more. Could go on all day!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Posture and Performance.
I believe the more we understand about how our horse’s function, and in particular their structure biomechanics, then our riding and training of them becomes more effective. Well done Gillian another good job!
YOUR HORSE MAGAZINE
The anatomy lesson that will change the way you ride!
DR WILFRIED BECHTOLSHEIMER
Finally, a book (Horse Anatomy for Performance) where you can learn how your horse ticks -inside out- and it is easy to understand and fun to read.
A must for every serious equestrian.
Gillian's DVD Movement from the Anatomical Perspective is compulsive viewing for anyone interested in training horses – be they professional or amateur.
It is explained in logical ‘bite-size’ sections and in an easy-to-understand way. Its a must and, understanding how the horse’s joints and muscles function, makes training methods so much more effective
Having been a leading professional show jumper and trainer all my life, probably best known for jumping the puissance wall at Olympia at 2.20m on Jungle Bunny. Having worked with some of England's best competition vets I realise one is never too old to learn. I started working with Gillian and Freddie's show jumping and as a result learned a lot about biomechanics.
I have always seen that many horses have problems with approach, landing and balance and known that the problem is related to muscles.
Gillian has done wonders with every horse I have referred to her for assessment and treatment. I wish I had had this insight many years ago.
DR WILFRIED BECHTOLSHEIMER
Laura and I very much enjoyed watching your DVD Movement from the Anatomical Perspective.
In fact you have to watch it several times in order to digest all the information. In watching the video one gets a much better understanding of how the horse actually functions and of the interaction between muscles, tendons, ligaments and the skeleton.
This understanding will help us to ride and train better and will hopefully stop us from asking the impossible of our horses and hence prevent injury. In my opinion it is a must for every rider and trainer who is serious about the sport and the welfare of the horse.
PETER FENTON EQUINE VETS
An informative and dynamic evening of learning and entertainment. Our audience was gripped throughout! It was great for clients to understand how the muscles and bones interact and perform - showing how intricate it is on the inside and that there are lots of things working together to make movement - so if there is a problem - it isn't necessareity down to one thing. An excellent event and one that we will repeat in the future due to the phenominal demand.
When a member of my Enlightened Equitation forum reviewed them in such glowing terms, I shot off to order from Gillian's website immediately. Truly I can say that the DVD is absolutely brilliant. Gillian explains it in terms that the layman can understand with ease, yet it would also be of use to the more serious student interested in anatomy and function. The book looks equally of interest. This book and DVD should be read by all who ride and train horses- having now seen the DVD could not recommend it more highly.
KARINA HAWKSFIELD, VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY
Thanks to Gillian Higgins, Horses Inside Out and Hartpury College for another professionally lead and informative dissection workshop. We had great specimens and a fabulous time exploring the wonders of the musculature and skeleton of the head and neck including a guided tour of the brain. I believe these days are a must for all therapists, it is so important to get up close and personal to the structures we are working with. Text books are good but don’t give a true impression of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everything!
IRIS EGE MRCVS DrMedVet
The head and neck dissection was an impressive learning experience. We were a small group and everyone had the chance to really get hands on.
I was surprised to really be able to feel things that are relevant for riding and treating horses.
The combined experience of Gillian and members of the group gave anatomy a whole new dimension.
Dear Gillian, I've watched your DVD and I'm most impressed even though I'd been expecting to be impressed!!
It's a great tool to go along with your book. Brilliant!
The Students Loved it! Everyone who attended found it beneficial and loved the format especially the jumping.
The Students valued the applied nature of the session using the horse and demo