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Horses Inside Out Seminar 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018


Led by Gillian Higgins

Biomechanics of riding horsesThis seminar will look at practical aspects of riding and training horses from the anatomical perspective. Using live painted horses at various stages of their careers, Gillian will introduce and demonstrate numerous progressive in hand and ridden exercises to improve posture, performance, suppleness and strength. Fully understanding the principles of how the horse works from the inside out will allow you to train more sympathetically and can help reduce the risk of injury. An amazing day not to be missed.



0900 - Doors Open, Exhibition Area Open.

1000 - Symmetry in the Saddle by David Kempsall of WOW Saddles

1030 - Break - Enjoy the exhibition stands

1050 - Welcome and IntroductionHorses Inside Out Seminar

1100 - Principles of Posture and Biomechanics

As well as useful information about assessing anatomy, posture and biomechanics, this session will include in-hand techniques and exercises for improving comfort and performance.

1230 - Lunch Break

1330 - Prinicples of Movement

Building on from the morning, this session will give a greater insight into assessing movement and the qualities to look for in the different gaits.

1400 - Dressage Dissected

Focusing on the biomechanics of dressage movements and flatwork together with the anatomical implication of some common expressions used in dressage, this session will demonstrate exercises to benefit horses from all disciplines.

1500 - Coffee Break

1530 - Polework and Gymnastic Jumping

Demonstrating the effects of a variety of innovative polework exercises of benefit to horses from all disciplines.

1630 - Mini Coffee Break

1645 - Equine Gym

'Pilates' for horses exercises, in-hand and in-stable exercises for improving core stability, posture, flexibility, balance and coordination.

1730 - Question and Answer Session

1800 - Close


- Refreshments and lunch can be purchased from the on site cafe or bring your own

- Handout provided

- 7 CPD hours for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches

- Certificates of Participation (CPD) will be available on the day on request

Anatomy of riding perfoemnace horses Tickets:

Tickets: £60 in advance

Earlybird rate: £50 before 29th June 2018

Tickets on the Door: £70

Group discounts available

To book call 01159212648 or email

Book online and pay by card HERE

Download Application Form and pay by cheque or bank transfer HERE


Anatomy Exhibition


There will be a variety of anatomical specimens, models, resources and drawings on display. Gillian will be available for discussion during the breaks.


Trade Stand Area

books and DVDs by Gillian Higgins

As well as Gillian's books, DVDs and prints, there will be a variety of presentation stands to peruse, prior to the seminar, during breaks and at lunch.
If you are interested in applying for a stand at this seminar please email

Saddle Science

Applied BiomechanicsPlaces to stay:

Overstone Park, Overstone , Northampton, NN6 0AS

Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Pitsford Road,Chapel Brampton , Northampton, NN6 8BD

Poplars Hotel, 33 Cross Street Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7RZ

Find these hotels and more on use post code: NN3 7QL


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