We run webinars on the first Wednesday of the month.
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Skeletal Maturity and Exercises for Young Horses
7.30pm(BST) Wednesday 5th May 2021
Skeletal Maturity has always been one of our most popular topics. Understanding this aspect of anatomy has a very important bearing on how and at what age do we start our horses. For how long do we ride them at first? How much weight can they carry? At what age do the growth plates fuse? Does the skeleton mature at the same rate across all breeds and types? Do we consider skeletal maturity when we ‘start’ our horses for their good or to fulfil our aspirations as riders, owners, therapists? When can the skeletons of event horses take the strain of landing from a high drop fence? At what age is a dressage horse mature enough to carry his weight as he ‘sits’ behind? The answers to these and numerous more questions are many and varied and can spark lively debate. Join us to take part.
In this webinar we will be looking at the facts that surround skeletal maturity and consider how we as riders, owners, coaches, trainers and therapists, can prepare our youngsters for the best possible start to their career. We will look at groundwork exercises and ways to prepare their musculoskeletal system for action; how to develop strength, how to set him on the road to a life with good posture and how to minimise the risk of injury as he matures. Although the exercises demonstrated in this webinar are essentially for young horses, they are also useful for horses returning to work following injury. We look forward to seeing you.
Pole work and Gymnastic Jumping
7.30pm(BST) Wednesday 2nd June 2021
In response to popular demand and following the popularity of our ‘Poles for Posture’ webinar, we are delighted to have put together this sequel. (View the recording of Poles for Posture in our Academy. Building on principles demonstrated in November, Gillian will show you a wide variety of new, different, innovative and diverse exercises to use with your horse. Whether you are interested in dressage, eventing, pleasure riding or jumping, both you and your horse will the benefit from the biomechanical advantages of pole work and gymnastic jumping.
As well as developing skill and accuracy, providing interest, ‘joie de vivre’ and contributing to a healthy, strong and mobile musculoskeletal system, the exercises demonstrated can make an invaluable contribution to rhythm, suppleness, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection. They can also contribute to balance, expression, cadence and the ability of the horse to engage his hindquarters, improve hoof eye co-ordination and adjust stride length. With all these advantages we envisage this will be a very popular webinar.
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