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Anatomy and Biomechancis for Saddlers
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Course Overview:

saddlersThis 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.

Course Leaders:

Gillian Higgins: Equine and Human Sports and Remedial Therapist, Lecturer, Anatomist, Biomechanist, Author and BHSSenior Coach. More about Gillian...

Society of Master SaddlersMaster Saddle Fitting ConsultantsLaurence 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...

Course Content:

 

Day 1 – Tuesday 7th August 2018

Day 2 – Wednesday 8th August 2018

08.30
09.00
09.15

09.30


11.00
11.30

12.30
01.15


01.30


02.15 03.00
03.15



04.15


05.00

Registration and Coffee
Introduction
Anatomy of the Head: Bridels related skeletal and soft tissue structures
Understanding Back Movement: Skeletal anatomy, biomechanics and movement of the spine - Classroom
Break

Muscular Misconceptions: Saddle related muscular anatomy - Classroom
Lunch
The Principles of Palpation: What can we learn from feeling the horse’s back?
Developing Palpation Skills Practical: Skeletal and
muscular palpation demonstration and practical
Practical Painting

Break
Assessing Back Movement: Demonstration and practical assessment in the stable, in hand and on the lunge
Questions and Discussions with Master Saddler Laurence Pearman
Close

08.30
09.00

10.00

11.00
11.30

12.30
01.15


02.00



03.00
03.15


04.00


05.00

Coffee
Changing Shape: Skeletal maturity, posture and the effects of riding
Posture vs Conformation Assessment:
Demonstration and practical

Break
Understanding Back Asymmetry and Compensation Patterns
Lunch

Back Evaluation Techniques: Demonstration and practical assessment in hand and on the lunge
Saddle Fit from the Anatomical Perspective: Practical with Master Saddler Laurence Pearman
Break
Principles of Maintaining a Healthy Back: Some tips to give your clients. Demonstration and practical
Questions and Discussions with Gillian Higgins and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman
Close

Please Note:

  • Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available throughout the day.
  • A light lunch will be provided.
  • Course notes will be provided.
  • Certificates of Participation (CPD) will be available on the day.

Suggested Reading List:

> Posture and Performance by Gillian Higgins with Stephanie Martin
> How Your Horse Moves by Gillian Higgins with Stephanie Martin
> Horse Anatomy Poster Book Volume 1 by Gillian Higgins


Course Fee:

£300 including VAT 

Cancellation Policy.  We charge 25%  for cancellations up to two weeks in advance and 100%  thereafter
unless we can fill the place from a waiting list in which case we will then refund 75%.
 Non Transferable.


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For More Information : 01159212648 or Shirley@horsesinsideout.com


Places to stay:

Breadsall Priory, Moor Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE7 6DL 01332832235
Hayeswood Lodge Boutique B&B, Derbyshire, DE7 6GG 01159440338
Morley Hayes, Main Road, Morley, Derbyshire DE7 6DG 0 1332 781094
Days Hotel, Derby, DE21 6DA 01332 363600

Or visit www.laterooms.com etc

 


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