Intro to Equine Biomechanics
Biomechanics is the HOW behind the WHY of your horse’s movement. Learning how your horse’s body interconnects is essential to determining where stiffness and soreness can manifest itself.
The causes of lameness or odd gait movements do not have to be confined to your horse’s legs, shoulders, and hips. Many times an errant movement in the hindlimb actually betrays a problem with the neck or even the jaw.
This is due to the muscle chains that connect everything from the nose to the tail.
In the Biomechanics course you will learn how these chains work together like a series of ropes and pulleys interacting, in sometimes complicated fashions, that allow your horse to perform the ballet of movement that is so amazing to watch when performed by a truly synchronized partnership between the horse and rider. Learn to recognize possible areas of weakness and tension before they become larger problems and become a proactive part of your horse’s health and wellbeing as well as gaining his trust and confidence.