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    DescriptionExamine 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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    Title
    Horse Anatomy for Performance
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide to Training, Riding and Horse Care
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gillian Higgins, With Stephanie Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781446300961
    ISBN 10: 144630096X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSNF
    B&T General Subject: 600
    LC classification: SF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    Abridged Dewey: 636
    BISAC V2.8: ART050030, PET006000, NAT016000
    B&T Approval Code: A63300000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI056000
    DC22: 636.1
    B&T Approval Code: A09406000
    DC23: 798.2
    Thema V1.0: AGN, SKL
    Illustrations note
    350 colour photos
    Publisher
    DAVID & CHARLES
    Imprint name
    DAVID & CHARLES
    Publication date
    27 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Newton Abbot
    Author Information
    Gillian Higgins is an equine sports therapist. She has a first class degree in Equine Business Management and regularly lectures all over the world to great acclaim. She has written two books and produced one DVD. Her book How Your Horse Moves, is published by David and Charles. Gillian lives in Gloucestershire.
    Table of contents
    Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Skin; 2. Skeleton; 3. Muscles; 4. Connective Tissues of the Musculo-skeletal System; 5. Nervous System; 6. Respiratory System; 7. Circulatory System; 8. Digestive System; 9. Lymphatic System - major lymph nodes and vessels; 10. Urinary System; 11. Reproductive System; 12. Endocrine System; Conclusions; About Painting Horses; Glossary; Index.