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Posture and Performance

Principles of Training Horses from the Anatomical Perspective

By Gillian Higgins with Stephanie Martin

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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 their 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.

In line with the other books from Horses Inside Out, Posture and Performance looks at training and management from a completely different perspective and is certainly too good to miss!

Aimed at riders, horse owners, professional therapists, trainers, instructors and anyone interested in learning more about the anatomy and biomechanics of horses, this refreshingly different, practical and comprehensive riding and training guide reveals how, by  understanding how their horses function, they can maximise potential, improve skills, reach their goals and enjoy their horses to the full.

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Richard Davison: "I thoroughly enjoyed reading Posture and Performance. I believe the more we understand about how our horse’s function, and in particular their structure biomechanics, then our riding and training of them becomes more effective. Well done Gillian another good job!"

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