Category Archives: Biomechanics Theory

Five Steps to Straightness

My left hip is too far advanced and as a result my leg is crunched up, little man has too much bend in the neck and his left shoulder has drifted out. Time to fix our straightness. Continue reading

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Dressage and the Equine Back

The equine back is gaining popularity as research topic, but it has a long way to go. It’s difficult to research, diagnose and treat because it’s so inaccessible and so complex. The most popular current model of the back is … Continue reading

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Pushing off the ground – Newton and take off

When a horse pushes off the ground to take off or just to travel, they have to obey the laws of physics. Continue reading

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Gait analysis for shoeing

Biomechanics is “The science that examines the forces acting on or within a biological structure and the effects produced by such forces. ” ~Hay, 1973 However equine biomechanics is generally used to mean the study of equine movement and the … Continue reading

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Why Study Horses?

 As cursorial (adapted for running) locomotion goes, bottom of the food chain is really the lizards. They’re ahead of the snake, they’ve got limbs and even elbows to lift themselves off the ground, further increasing efficiency. However their shoulder design is a little primitive and … Continue reading

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