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Assessing Posture & Movement Course

  • Starts Jul 17
  • 1,000 US dollars
  • Stoneleigh Equine

Service Description

Good posture is vital for the health, comfort and performance of every horse. Posture is influenced by many things including exercise, training, musculoskeletal comfort, management, hoof balance, pain, behavior and of course the rider! Movement is affected by his posture, asymmetry, comfort and conformation. As a professional, having the ability to recognize postural weaknesses and movement irregularities early on can help prevent problems occurring. To do this accurately you need a thorough understanding of the principles of anatomy, biomechanics, conformation, and posture. This course will give you the necessary skills to systematically assess horse posture and movement. It is ideal for equine therapists, therapy students, coaches, instructors, farriers, and judges wishing to hone their skills and better understand posture, biomechanics and movement. Through her work as a professional equine therapist assessing the posture of hundreds of horses and as an educator, Gillian has devised a clear system for assessing both equine posture and movement which she will share with you on this course. Using a mix of theory, observation, practical demonstrations and small group sessions this course will boost your knowledge of this subject. There is also the opportunity to share information and discuss interesting or challenging cases with other practitioners in a relaxed and supportive environment. The course will evaluate and consider: Postural weaknesses Methods of assessment Muscle development Muscular strengths and weaknesses Stability versus flexibility Movement & compensation patterns Balance, strength and stability Asymmetry Gait irregularities Subtle lameness There will be plenty of discussion and hands-on participation. The course truly is a mix of theory and practical observation as the facilities at Stoneleigh, allow horses to come into the classroom to join us. This helps to bring the theory to life! Certificates of Participation will be issued (15 hours) Course notes will be provided. Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and a light lunch of sandwiches, crisps and fruit is included. This course is held both inside and out so please bring appropriate warm clothes for a day out on the yard. This course is limited to 25 people to ensure small groups and individual attention.

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Contact Details

  • 11655 Rocky Meadow Road, Clear Spring, MD, USA


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