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Gillian Higgins

BSc (Hons) First Class, Dip (RM) MSM, ITEC(equine), MCAM, BHS Senior Coach, MRAC, MESMA, MIRVAP, MIAS, METAA, MIAS

Gillian is an equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, professional Sports and Remedial Therapist and author with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management. She specialises in assessing movement, mobilising muscles, improving performance and educating horse owners. She is well known for her anatomical painting on live horses which she uses for her teaching.

With a bubbly, engaging presentation style, a deep knowledge, a passion for anatomy and biomechanics and with the welfare and comfort of the horse in mind, she gives lectures all over the world to riders, therapists, saddlers, farriers, vet schools, in fact anyone keen to learn more about horse anatomy or biomechanics or who is looking to ride and train succesfully in harmony.

She has given demonstrations at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and Normandy, the Global Dressage Forum, the World Arabian Horse Organisation in Qatar, the Horse University in Brazil, the Horse Expo in South Africa and worked with many professional organisations including the Society of Master Saddlers, British Dressage, British Eventing, British Showjumping, the World Class Start Programme, professional therapy organisations and schools, and many different veterinary groups and pracitses.

Gillian has written several popular books and DVDs. There are more in the pipeline. She writes regularly for equestrian magazines (see published articles here).

Gillian has a First Class Honours Degree in Equine Science and Buisiness Management from the Royal Agricultural University, both Human and Equine Sports and Remedial Therapy qualifications. She is also a McTimoney-Corley Animal Manipulator. Gillian is continually updating her knowlege and qualifications, she regularly attends courses in all her fields of interest and is committed to giving both humans and equines the best possible levels of care and consideration. She works closely with Vets and regularly attends veterinary seminars and conferences. Gillian has represented the BHS in Sweden as part of the Leonardo Exchange programme designed to share knowledge with our European Counterparts. This has given her valuable insight into alternative methods of training and treatments, the best of which she incorporates into her own practices.

Gillian is a member of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences, the Equine Sports Massage Association, the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists, the Association McTimoney-Corley Practioners and the British Horse Society.

On a more personal note, Gillian rides and competes at Dressage and has competed at British Eventing from pre –novice up to Advanced level. She has represented Great Britain at the Student Rider’s Nations Cup in Austria 2004 and Canada 2006 where she achieved Individual Gold for dressage.

In 2014 Gillian was awarded honorary international lifetime membership to the Equine Therapies Association of Australia for contribution to the horse industry in Australia and in 2016 she was awarded membership to the Institute of Anatomical Sciences.

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Gillian Higgins

Gillian Higgins

Gillian Higgins

Shirley

Shirley will be the first point of contact if you are considering arranging a Horses Inside Out Demonstration.

Whether you are a club, college, equestrian centre, or individual, she will help you decide on the best demonstration for your requirements and ensure everything is in place to make your demonstration a success.

All our demonstrations are unique and are tailor made to suit your circumstances. Shirley will go through all aspects of arranging your demonstration, assist with marketing and generally be there to provide support and answer any questions you may have.

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Shirley

David

David is the technical arm of the organisation. David manages the website, mailing list and online shop.

David is also the official Horses Inside Out Camera Man and has collected the majority of the material for Gillian's video-based talks and DVDs.

At the demonstrations David looks after the audio visual equipment, and makes sure everything runs smoothly on the day.


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David

Freddie Fox

Freddie is a 16.2h twenty one year old ex-intermediate event horse. He has a wonderful character, is very inquisitive and loves to be the centre of attention at demonstrations. He is one of the main models in Gillian's books and DVDs. He has now retired from competition and is enjoying hacking.

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Artistic Flair

Artistic Flair is a 17hh five year old Irish Sports Horse. Arty is newest member of the team having joined us in July 2015. Currently he is doing groundwork, pilates, gymnastic polework and exercises to help him develop in preparation for future work. Gillian is hoping to event Arty and train him as a Horses Inside Out model and demonstration horse in the future. We are all very excited about his development and progress.

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