Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE
Led By Gillian Higgins, Linda Greening and Kirsty Lesniak
About the Dissection Courses:
The Spine Dissection Workshop will focus on joint mechanics from the poll to the tail. Gillian will lead a dissection looking at the spinal ligaments and musculature and their effect on movement, performance and posture. Kirsty will lead a dissection focussing on the spinal cord and major nerves. This dissection day is of special interest to all equine therapists, saddlers, coaches and all riders. This is our most popular dissection day course so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Head and Neck Dissection Workshop will look at aspects of the head and poll area including the mouth, teeth, hyoid apparatus. Gillian will lead a dissection focussing on cervical joint and TMJ movement and the musculature of the head, neck, poll and jaw areas including the connections to the tongue. Understanding this anatomy helps to explain about neck positions and outline. Linda will lead an examination of the brain will also examine behaviour patterns and how malfunction can give rise to repetitive stereotypic behaviours such as crib-biting and weaving. It can also explain responses to outside stimuli - of real interest to both therapists and riders.
The Entire Fore and Hind Limb Dissection Workshop will include a focussed look at the entire fore and hind limb. Gillian will lead a dissection focussing on the muscles, tendons and ligaments mainly above the knee and hock. The forelimb dissection will include scapula, the stay apparatus of the forelimb and some of the thoracic sling muscles. The hind limb dissection will include the entire limb from the pelvis enabling an in depth study of the superficial and deep muscles of the hind quarters, the stay apparatus, and the joints in the hind leg including the sacroiliac joint.
Kirsty will lead dissections of limbs below the knee and hock, focussing on the mechanics, loading and injury of the tendons and ligaments of the lower limb and inner structures of the hoof.
***These courses are popular and places are limited so book early.***
£175.00 + £35 VAT = £210
If paying by cheque, we are happy to take two equal cheques for these courses,
To book, simply download an application form then follow the instructions.
Throughout this dissection there is emphasis on how knowledge of all the structures we identify can be applied to therapy, riding, training and assessment of horses. From a veterinary viewpoint it was great to do the dissection … valuable revision but also really helped to give the anatomy a biomechanical perspective. I would recommend this as a great refresher and at the same time new insight for any vet who spends a lot of time looking at horses moving."
"A massive thank you again to both you and Gillian and the staff at Hartpury for a great learning weekend. It's certainly worth all the effort everyone puts in."
Linda Greening joined the lecturing team at Hartpury College in 2006 and was promoted to a senior lecture role, then Subject Manager, to the current day where she is Head of Department (HE Equine). Linda’s research interests lie within the field of equine behaviour, considering both feral and domestic equine populations. She has collaborated with researchers from different HE Institutions to generate student projects which have been presented at international conferences. Prior to joining the College Linda worked for a variety of national and international race and competition yards, and DEFRA and is currently Assistant Secretary for the International Society of Equitation Science. Linda's teaching areas are predominantly equine behaviour (domestic and feral), ethics and welfare. Linda's research interests include stereotypic behaviour, learning behaviour, laterality and nocturnal behaviour.
Gillian Higgins is an equine physical therapist, functional anatomist, biomechanist, author and anatomical artist with a special interest in assessing movement, compensation patterns and designing exercise programmes for rehabilitation and maintenance. In 2006 Gillian founded Horses Inside Out to bring the latest scientific research to riders, trainers, therapists and other equine professionals to show how understanding equine anatomy and biomechanics can improve welfare, performance and reduce the risk of injury. Gillian has been leading equine dissections since 2006 and has a particular interest in myofascial connections and compensation patterns.
Kirsty Lesniak is currently the Programme Manager for all of the equine postgraduate provision at Hartpury College. Prior to this Kirsty programme managed the BSc (Hons) Equine Science for eight years and has also programme managed the Equestrian Sports Science provision and developed and managed the BSc (Hons) Equine Management (Top-up) programme. Kirsty’s teaching areas are predominantly within equine functional anatomy, exercise physiology and sports medicine. She has also been actively involved in teaching the areas of neonatal medicine, performance horse management and equestrian sport analysis as well as supervising dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Kirsty’s research interests include investigating the links between equine conformation, injury and career longevity. Her work particularly focusses on the anatomical symmetry of the hoof and the limb and its relationship with performance, and the relationship between laterality and asymmetry. Kirsty is currently collating work towards a DPhil interlinking these subject areas.
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