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 Lengthening the stride so the horse is over tracking its front hoof prints Light or no rein contact or steady, even heavy,...
Horses and The Form-Function Principle

Horses and The Form-Function Principle

The form-function principle as it relates to a horse’s body, suggests that each part of the body; each unique form, is designed to carry out a specific function.  How the form-function principle pertains to horse biomechanics, has been the work of Dr Gavin...
The Point of Balance

The Point of Balance

  Bio-mechanics has become a big buzz word in the horse world. Understanding bio-mechanics entails looking at the natural structure of the body in order to better understand how it should ideally function. Humans have been using this research for many years to...
Disengagement

Disengagement

The term disengagement means the horse no longer has a source of power from its hindquarters. Defined by Webster it means, the process or action in which something or somebody is released from a physical or mental attachment. In riding, disengagement means that the...
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