Horse Bio-Mechanics

Some of the common indicators that people use to determine if a horse is moving correctly include:

  • An arched neck with the head on the vertical
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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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    Riding a Horse with Collection

    Many riders think of collection only as a frame that is created by manipulating the head and neck into an arched position

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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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