The Horse's Muscles in Motion

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861264565

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 7041

This book aims to show how the horse’s muscles work and explains how this knowledge can be put to good use in riding, whether in competition or for recreation. Using her own careful anatomical drawings, Sara Wyche studies the skeleton, the action of the muscles, and the role of the nervous system before applying this information to various riding situations. The demands placed on the horse’s systems in dressage, jumping, eventing, racing, and even polo are all examined, with advice on how good riding practice can help avoid problems. With the knowledge of the horse’s anatomy gained in this book, the rider will better understand what is being asked of the horse, and how to achieve it with sympathetic riding and horse care, making this an essential manual for all riders.
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The Anatomy and Action of the Horse

Author: Lowes D. Luard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145360

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3441

Easy-to-read text explains the horse as a machine designed for movement, with meticulously rendered sketches of the entire animal supplementing diagrams and color illustrations of the horse's anatomy. 62 black-and-white illustrations.
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Understanding the Horse's Back

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 142

View: 9999

This is a unique guide to understanding the horse's back—how it works, what can go wrong and why, how to recognize problems, and how to prevent them, making it an essential handbook for all owners and riders. Topics covered include the basic anatomy of the horse's back; sources and causes of problems; recognizing pain in the horse; professional diagnoses and therapies; orthodox and complementary treatments; rehabilitation and recovery; remedial exercise and training; and "back-friendly” riding and management.
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The Horse in Motion

The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

Author: Sarah Pilliner,Samantha Elmhurst,Zoe Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702360

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2923

We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of their ability and we know that an effective training regime has many facets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration, mentally and physically healthy and well looked after. This book examines a further aspect of the horse’s performance: it is designed to help all horse owners and riders to understand how a horse moves and how its anatomy helps, or hinders, the horse’s athletic ability. First, the book uses sequences of photographs and detailed anatomical drawings to show the systems of support and movement at each phase of each of the horse’s gaits. The walk, trot, canter, gallop and jump are all examined, and the effect of the rider on the horse evaluated so that the rider can take appropriate action to avoid hindering the horse. Tips are provided throughout on ways in which the horse’s life can be made easier, such as saddle fitting, warming up and cooling down procedures.
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Horse Anatomy for Performance

Author: Gillian Higgins,Stephanie Martin

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446300961

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 7979

Examine the anatomy of a horse from an entirely different perspective. This intriguing and original explanation of the 11 internal body systems of horses shows them painted on the outside to describe everything on the inside. The horse is a highly sophisticated living organism so to enable him to reach his full athletic performance and give him a happy, healthy quality of life it is vital to understand both his capabilities and limitations within the context of his structure and function. Gillian Higgins turns her trademark technique of painting internal diagrams directly onto live horses to show how all the systems work, and work together, to influence performance and reduce the risk of injury. Divided into 12 chapters, Horse Anatomy for Performance combines high quality photographs and intricate paintings with top tips and fascinating facts to provide a practical and useful guide to horse anatomy. Visually appealing, original and easily understandable, the book explains how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses. This book is a sequel to How Your Horse Moves by Gillian Higgins; together the books provide a comprehensive guide to horse anatomy in action "Finally a book where you can learn how your horse ticks - inside out - and it is easy to understand and fun to read. A must for every serious equestrian." --Dr W. Bechtolsheimer
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The Anatomy of the Horse

Author: George Stubbs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140482

Category: Art

Page: 121

View: 8983

This masterpiece of animal anatomy contains 36 plates that reproduce Stubbs' etchings. Based on the artist's own dissections and outline views, the illustrations feature extensive explanatory text. Full reproduction of 1766 edition.
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The Horse in Motion

The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

Author: Sarah Pilliner,Samantha Elmhurst,Zoe Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702360

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2474

We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of their ability and we know that an effective training regime has many facets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration, mentally and physically healthy and well looked after. This book examines a further aspect of the horse’s performance: it is designed to help all horse owners and riders to understand how a horse moves and how its anatomy helps, or hinders, the horse’s athletic ability. First, the book uses sequences of photographs and detailed anatomical drawings to show the systems of support and movement at each phase of each of the horse’s gaits. The walk, trot, canter, gallop and jump are all examined, and the effect of the rider on the horse evaluated so that the rider can take appropriate action to avoid hindering the horse. Tips are provided throughout on ways in which the horse’s life can be made easier, such as saddle fitting, warming up and cooling down procedures.
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Anatomy of Movement

Author: N.A

Publisher: Eastland Pr-International Rebate Code

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 316

View: 3391

Anatomy of Movement presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In this newly-revised edition, A majority of the thousand-plus illustrations are new or have been modified by the author from the original edition. The text has also been updated, and the sequencing of the presentation of the musculoskeletal anatomy has been revised in part.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Fitness in Motion

Keeping Your Equine's Zones at Peak Performance

Author: Ava Frick,Barbara Hethcote

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599211251

Category: Pets

Page: 197

View: 3312

Combining stretching exercises and massage therapy, pain management specialist Dr. Ava Frick teaches horse owners to understand muscle tone and overall equine health. Her new book is divided into chapters focusing on each part of the horse's body: The Head, the Neck, the Shoulder and Front Legs, the Belly and Back, and the Hindquarters and Hind Legs. Each chapter illustrates specific exercises, with full-color photographs, and also addresses how to provide exercise therapy to correct specific injuries and ailments. A holistic approach to horse care, this book also identifies signs of injury or sickness, advising when to seek medical help. This is the only guide that includes both stretching and massage therapy, for all horses, and includes more than 200 color photos. Dr. Ava Frick is a vet who specializes in pain management, chiropractic, and animal rehabilitation. She is a frequent contributor to veterinary publications, as well as Horse & Rider and The Healthy Planet, and lives in Union, Missouri.
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Horse Movement

Structure, Function and Rehabilitation

Author: Gail Williams,Alexa McKenna

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 190880968X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 4206

Anatomy, particularly functional anatomy, is a vital and dynamic subject, an appreciation of which leads not only to superior husbandry and welfare, but also to a better understanding of the anatomical challenges associated with riding, training, overtraining, injury and rehabilitation. Using Alexa McKenna's fabulous illustrations, this book shows the correlation of the skeleton, muscular system and locomotion, providing a clear insight into the functional and dysfunctional horse. It also addresses the largely misunderstood concept of 'perfect conformation' and looks at the effect on function of the rider and tack, using cutting-edge diagnostic techniques such as thermal imaging and gait analysis. Again with the emphasis on the visual, readers will be able to appreciate how muscles function in differing athletic disciplines by analysing the heat generated in musculoskeletal structures after exercise. This will also highlight the importance of post-competition recovery. The book concludes with a range of useful techniques to improve the function of any horse, including stretches, taping, wrapping and other proprioceptive techniques to increase balance, flexibility, awareness and posture.
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Horse Anatomy

A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure

Author: Peter C. Goody

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851317694

Category: Pets

Page: 139

View: 9135

This second edition of Horse Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure has been completely revised and enlarged. Its original 25 pages of illustrations have more than doubled and now include over 250 individual drawings. All of these drawings have been specially prepared for this new edition by John Goody, and all are fully labelled and annotated in the accompanying legends. The text is primarily intended to explain and in many instances to expand upon the content of the drawings. The basic make-up of the horse is considered with the "points" of the horse being shown from several different views. Bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments providing the anatomical basis for these surface points are dealt with in some detail, the emphasis being placed throughout on those structures that can be seen or felt from the surface of the body. Component parts of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems are shown in a number of the drawings, as are nerves and blood vessels. Special consideration is given to the structure of the head, with the emphasis on the nasal cavity, teeth, larynx and guttural pouches.The structure of the limbs is also illustrated in considerable detail, especially the foot, and reference is made to injuries and diseases that can result in poor conformation. The wealth of information contained in the book will be of great interest and value to veterinary and equine studies students, to owners, riders and breeders--in fact anyone desiring to know more about the structure of the horse and what makes it one of the most beautiful of animals.
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Practical Steps in Rehabilitating Your Horse

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781847971692

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 4926

Aimed at novice to advanced riders this resource looks at the therapies available and the practical steps owners can take to ensure their horse's rehabilitation is successful Many horses and ponies suffer injuries to their muscles, joints, and ligaments, which tend to be poorly diagnosed, yet eventually prove to be incapacitating. The animals are taken out of work for months, then brought back into work hoping that time has cured them, and later sold on as less-than-sound, retired, or sent to the great pasture in the sky. This guide argues that the rehabilitation process must be a series of local steps and helps carers to know which procedures to implement and roughly how long it will take for the horse to respond, as well as how to measure their expectations, know the pitfalls of each therapy available, and take charge of their emotions. Everybody can achieve an improvement if their horse or pony suffered an injury, or needs help to recover from surgery, if they have a better understanding of what they are trying to achieve. This book offers an in-depth look at the causes and effects of lameness, how compensatory mechanisms can get in the way of diagnosis, how to find the root of the problem, and what to do about it.
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The Anatomy of Riding

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861266248

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 977

Explores the relationship between horse and rider.
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Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement

The natural mechanics of movement common to all breeds

Author: Susan E. Harris

Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd

ISBN: 0285644025

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2414

Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse’s structure, natural balance and way of moving. Horses may be born to move but not all move equally well, and how a horse moves has an impact on how you ride. Susan Harris, with over 300 colour drawings, illustrates exactly how horses move, and common movement problems, how a rider in the saddle can affect movement and can help anyone to become a more accomplished rider (and helps the horse’s health).
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Horse Structure and Movement

Author: Reginald Harrison Smythe,Peter Charles Goody

Publisher: J A Allen & Company Limited

ISBN: 9780851315478

Category: Nature

Page: 210

View: 9176

A detailed examination of the skeleton, structure, muscles, and surfaces of the horse, at rest and in motion, explaining how the horse moves.
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Equine Fitness

A Conditioning Program of Exercises & Routines for Your Horse

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424636

Category: Medical

Page: 135

View: 5335

Includes illustrated exercises and routines for horses of very age, ability and discipline, with conditioning aimed at improving soundness, stamina, longevity and quality of motion, in a book geared toward all types of riders, from backyard horse owners to competitive show riders. Original.
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Beyond Horse Massage

A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension

Author: Jim Masterson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766789

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 4034

Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: • has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations • is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses. • includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. • has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: • achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance • restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment • enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain • achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.
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The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography

With a Study on Animal Mechanics Founded on Anatomy and the Revelations of the Camera, in which is Demonstrated the Theory of Quadrupedal Locomotion

Author: Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal locomotion

Page: 127

View: 4840

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Equine Massage

A Practical Guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780470073384

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 6705

A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
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