Horses Inside Out
Transform your approach to riding, training, and equine management with an eye-opening live demonstration that brings the intricacies of equine anatomy right before your eyes!
The evening will consist of a captivating and interactive lecture demonstration led by the renowned Gillian Higgins. Dive deep into the world of equine anatomy and biomechanics as you've never seen them before.
Understand the 'why' behind every move your horse makes, and begin the journey to perfecting posture, enhancing movement, and boosting overall comfort and performance.
5:30pm - Doors Open
6:30pm - Introduction
Introduction from Carrie Skelton, Equine Centre Manager at Easton College.
6:45pm - Demonstration - Anatomical Connections
Gain a valuable insight into the principles of anatomy and biomechanics related to improving the horse's posture, movement and performance. With the help of her anatomical paintings on horses, Gillian explains the role of the skeleton and muscles and using a variety of in-hand movements and pilates-type exercises Gillian will demonstrate range of movement and the impact of restrictions.
7:45pm - Break
8:30pm - Demonstration - Anatomy in Action
This section of the lecture demonstration is jam-packed full of practical exercises, techniques and top tips that you can do with your own horse to improve his musculoskeletal health and performance. With one horse ridden and another on the lunge, the second half focusses on:
- Assessing and improving movement
- Harmony between horse and rider
- Riding from an anatomical approach
- Flatwork exercises to improve performance
- The effect of polework
- Gymnastic jumping
The rider will be wearing a skeleton bodysuit giving you the opportunity to study and understand how rider posture and position can influence the horse.
9:30pm - Close