We run webinars on the first Wednesday of the month.

If you missed a previous episode or series you can purchase and view it HERE: IN OUR ACADEMY


Episode 3:
Dressage Dissected

7.30pm (GMT) Wednesday 3rd November 2021

In this demonstration, we will be looking at the biomechanics of flatwork. We will study dressage movements from the anatomical perspective, the importance of the forelimb and abductor muscle chains and the biomechanical principles of outline, collection, expression, bending and lateral work.  The episode will end with a dressage to music finale.


Episode 4: Jumping from the Anatomical Approach

7.30pm (GMT) Wednesday 1st December 2021

In this demonstration we will be studying the benefits of polework for horses from all disciplines and jumping from the anatomical perspective. Looking at how the horse jumps, comparing jumping styles, gymnastic jumping exercises, jump configurations and how making a different shape over a jump affects technique and performance, this final demonstration is of interest to anyone who aspires to jumping fences, large or small.



Muscular Misconceptions:
All about the muscles on which we sit…

7.30pm (GMT) Wednesday 2nd February 2022

We all know the horse’s muscles that carries us when we are riding is the longissimus dorsi … right???


Well, in this comprehensive webinar, using signature Horses Inside Out paintings and photographs from dissections, we will delve deep into exactly which muscles lie in the area underneath the saddle and girth area. We will look sort the facts from the fiction, examine their importance to riding, posture, training, health, comfort and tack fit and dispel some myths about their anatomy and function.


We will examine:

  • The large gymnastic muscles - longissimus and latissimus dorsi

  • The superficial muscles - cutaneous trunci

  • The deep vertebral muscles – multifidus

  • The breathing muscles

  • The muscles connecting the shoulder blade to the back.


Having a thorough understanding of the structures which lie underneath the saddle and girth area will enable us to:-

  1. Improve sympathetic and intuitive riding and training.

  2. Apply aids in tune with the horse’s movement and muscle contraction

  3. Select the most appropriate training exercises for improving horses with muscle atrophy

  4. Improve ability to select and fit appropriate saddles and girths for individual horses.


This is a must see for all riders, saddlery professionals and anyone wishing to understand more about the muscular anatomy underneath the saddle.


After this webinar you will look at a horse’s back from a whole new perspective.

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Head Anatomy
related to Bridle fit and Design

7.30pm (GMT) Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Correct bridle fit is just as important at saddle fit and can have a huge influence on your horse’s comfort and way of going. This webinar will help to boost your knowledge on this subject by looking in detail at the internal and external structures of the head.


To give you a clear understanding of what lies under your horse’s skin and to help you see your horse from a new perspective, Gillian will (as usual) use her signature paintings on horses, drawings, intricate anatomy models and dissection photographs and videos to illustrate the points.


Covering the hyoid apparatus, temporomandibular joint and tongue as well as bones, nerves, muscles and teeth, this in-depth webinar, perfect for riders, coaches, horse owners and bridle fitters, demonstrates how understanding more about the anatomy of the head enables us to fit a bridle and handle the head more sensitively with the comfort and performance of the horse in mind.


Bending Biomechanics:
Exercises to Improve Lateral Suppleness

7.30pm (BST) Wednesday 6th April 2022

Correct bend is essential for maintaining balance, suppleness and smooth movement. A concept often misunderstood by both riders and trainers is that the horse should bend uniformly from nose to tail. In reality, because of the rigidity of the spine, this just isn’t possible.


In this comprehensive webinar we take an in-depth look at the biomechanics of exactly how the horse creates lateral flexion. We will study the anatomical range of lateral flexion movement available in each joint through the spine and in other relevant parts of the body. Only once we understand the anatomical normal, is it possible to assess the limitations.


We will also look at the factors which cause a horse to struggle with lateral flexion and bend and how this can affect posture, symmetry, balance, and correct way of going. As well as stiffness, we will also consider lateral weaknesses and hypermobility and how these factors affect straightness.


Ridden and in-hand exercises will be demonstrated as well as massage and mobilisation techniques that you can do with your horse to improve and maintain lateral flexion and suppleness within the neck, back, ribcage and tail.


Riding a well-trained, laterally supple and laterally stable horse is a pleasure. This webinar is a must for all riders and coaches and will give you the knowledge and tools to achieve this with your horse.

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Understanding and Improving Engagement and Collection

7.30pm (BST) Wednesday 4th May 2022

Developing collection is progressive relative to age, stage, level of training and musculoskeletal strength. The journey to collection begins as soon as we start to handle a horse. However, true collection takes years to achieve and requires energy, impulsion, correct posture, skeletal maturity and well-conditioned muscles.


These attributes are not just for dressage horses. Strong hindlimbs with a good action is something all riders should strive for with their horses whatever the chosen discipline.


Good engagement and collection behind contribute to:-

  • Good back posture - especially whilst carrying a rider

  • Balance and surefootedness

  • Reducing the risk of injury

  • Improving the power and strength necessary for other activities such as jumping and polework


In this webinar we will focus on the anatomy and biomechanics of the hindquarters and back in relation to strength training, engagement and collection, that every rider and coach needs to understand.


We will learn to:-

  • Examine how moving one part of the horse’s body can affect the rest

  • Consider how and why poor collection can potentially increase the risk of injury.

  • Assess collection and engagement

  • Consider strength vs weakness

  • Recognise good and poor posture and how to improve it


This webinar is a must for anyone wishing to improve the strength, action and posture of the hindquarters. It will be full of ridden and in-hand exercises as well as Pilates style techniques that you can do with your horse to improve his collection and engagement.

How it Works


  • Webinars are run using Zoom

  • Each webinar is approximately 2 hours long.

  • There will be opportunity to ask questions.


  • On booking you will receive a confirmation email.

  • By the Tuesday preceding the webinar you will receive an email inviting you to register for the event - just follow the instructions!

  • We will open the webinar 30 minutes before it starts to give you plenty of time to log on.

  • The day after the webinar, you will receive a link by email. This will enable you to watch the recording for the next 7 days. This can only be accessed via the email link we send you.​ 


  • Certificates of Participation will also be sent via email after the webinar. 


  • If you would like the webinar to contribute to your BHS APC CPD please email gillian@horsesinsideout.com with your request and your BHS membership number the day before the webinar.


Purchasing Options


  • Watch Live

  • Ask Questions

  • Interact with Polls

  • Interact with the Q&A session

  • Receive a Certificate of Participation

  • Receive a link by email, the day after the live webinar, which enables you to watch it for the next 7 days. (This recording excludes the Q&A)





  • Only available after the live webinar

  • Watch anytime and as many times as you like

  • This option excludes the Q&A and the opportunity to ask questions

  • Link to download certificate of participation at the end of the video.


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