Practical Anatomy and Biomechanics Course
This course will look at practical aspects of applied biomechanics and anatomical principles of movement related to the horse’s back and head. It will take an in depth look at the structure and function and relate it to way of going and saddle and bridle fit. The course is illustrated with wonderful slow motion video of painted horses showing exactly what is happening under the skin. There will be plenty of discussion and hands on participation. The course is a mix of theory and practical observation. It will look at common back problems experienced by horses and provide a great opportunity for discussion with like-minded saddle fitters. There will also be a number of anatomical models and specimens available to study and we will discuss a range of saddle and bridle styles and designs.
Who is the course aimed at? The course is open to all fully qualified, practising and trainee saddlers, saddle fitters, saddle designers and saddle makers.
Gillian Higgins: Equine and Human Sports and Remedial Therapist, Lecturer, Anatomist, Biomechanist, Author and BHSSenior Coach. More about Gillian...
Laurence Pearman: Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Master Saddler, SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter and Assessor, Assessor of the City & Guilds Skills Tests for bench saddlers, Member of many different SMS Committees dedicated to improving the saddlery trade More about Laurence...
Andy Wheals: Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Saddle Fitter and Master Saddle Maker and owner of Spalding International Saddlery. More about Andy...
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£300 including VAT
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Gillian is professional Sports and Remedial Therapist, specialising in assessing and mobilising muscles, improving performance and educating horse owners. She is also an anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, Stable Manager and Author.
With a bubbly, engaging presentation style, 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 anyone keen to ride or train sensitively. She has given demonstrations at the Global Dressage Forum in Holland, the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, the World Arab, Horse Organisation in Qatar as well as at the Horse University in Brazil, the horse Expo in South Africa as well as many European countries.
Gillian has written several popular books and DVDs. There are more in the pipeline. She writes regularly for magazines including British Dressage, Horse and Rider, Eventing World Wide and Your horse Magazine.
Gillian has a First Class Honours Degree and Human and Equine Sports and Remedial Massage qualifications. She is also a McTimoney-Corley Animal Manipulator. Gillian 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.
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