This title offers a fascinating 'inside-out' view of how the horse uses its body, that is presented in a graphic, easy-to-follow way to aid you in improving all aspects of riding and training. Discover the true effect of riding and training on each part of the horse by seeing the skeleton and major muscles painted on the outside. It includes practical exercises that demonstrate how to improve movement, build the right muscles and increase suppleness in the horse. It includes step-by-step guidance on the correct way to warm-up your horse and stretching routines to help guard against injury. Unlike other books on biomechanics and anatomy "How Your Horse Moves" is truly applied.
Gillian Higgins is a professional equine sports therapist with her own equine massage and manipulation business. She has a first class Equine Business Management degree and holds qualifications in human sports and remedial massage. In 2006 she began a lecture demonstration programme, Horses Inside Out, to great acclaim. Gillian lives in Gloucestershire.
Foreword; Introduction; 1 Inside the horse - an examination of basic anatomy; 2 The applied mechanics of movement; How horses move; Training and development; 3 Stretching and warm-up; About the author; Index.