How the Horse’s Spine Lifts

How a horse is supposed to “lift its back” is a topic of great confusion for many riders – at ALL levels of riding.

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Horse Bio-mechanics & Horse/Rider Balance

Bio-mechanics entails looking at the natural structure of the body in order to better understand how it should ideally function.

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Disengagement

The term disengagement means the horse no longer has a source of power from its hindquarters.

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Positive vs. Negative Horse Engagement

Engagement simply means that the horse’s hindquarters have become activated and all the power, speed and agility mother nature intended for the horse is now available

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Equine Imbalance

...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
Founder of Equine Postural Training &
Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

Acknowledgements

Photos Contributed by:
Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

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