Posture and Performance

The principles of training horses from the anatomical perspective.


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This beautifully illustrated book looks at how to deliver a safe, varied, fun, effective and achievable training programme. It provides all the ingredients for riders to make informed decisions to maximise their own and horse’s potential, gain more enjoyment, satisfaction and improve their skills. Based on the principles of anatomy and biomechanics with welfare in mind learn all about:

  • Skeletal maturity
  • How to achieve good back posture
  • How stresses and strains in one part of the body affects another
  • Why some muscles become long and weak and others short and tight
  • How to reduce strain on ligaments and tendons
  • Movements to strengthen and condition muscles
  • Exercises for suppleness and core stability
  • Why pole work and gymnastic jumping benefits horses for all disciplines
  • Author: Gillian Higgins with Stephanie Martin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168
  • Size: 189x246mm


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