The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

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By (author) Sarah Pilliner, By (author) Samantha Elmhurst, By (author) Zoe Davies

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  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 242mm x 14mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 29 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 063205137X
  • ISBN 13: 9780632051373
  • Sales rank: 215,634

Product description

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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Author information

Sarah Pilliner has an unusual mixture of an academic backgroundcombined with extensive practical knowledge. She is a formerlecturer in nutrition and exercise physiology and is the author of"Horse Nutrition and Feeding" and "Practical Feeding ofHorses and Ponies." She is also co-author of "Horse and StableManagement," "Getting Horses Fit," and "Equine Science, Health and Performance." Sarah competes regularly in dressage, showjumping and horse trials. Samantha Elmhurst is a freelance illustrator with a mixedbackground of art school training, scientific knowledge andequestrianism. As well as being a regular contributor to variousequine magazines, her work can be seen in the more mainstreamveterinary publications for both pet owners and veterinary surgeonsand also medical titles. Samantha competes regularly in dressageand showjumping. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultantequine nutritionist and an external examiner for higher educationcourses for Edexcel. She has substantial experience in equinemanagement and training. She is the author of "Care of the Horseat Grass," and co-author with Sarah Pilliner of "GettingHorses Fit" and "Equine Science, Health andPerformance."

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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.

Table of contents

Part I: Anatomy and conformation; The head and neck; The chest and ribs; The forelimbs; The abdomen; The hind limbs; The back; Part II: Movement; Walk; Trot; Canter; Gallop; Collection; Lateral movements; Rein back; Jumping; Part III: Lameness and injuries; Sites of common lameness; Identification of the lame limb; Common lamenesses; Appendices: The points of the horse; The skeleton; Superficial muscles; Deep muscles; The stay apparatus; The tendons and ligaments; The circulation; The nervous system