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    DescriptionWe 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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    Title
    The Horse in Motion
    Subtitle
    The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Pilliner, By (author) Samantha Elmhurst, By (author) Zoe Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780632051373
    ISBN 10: 063205137X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.7
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BIC subject category V2: MZH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16980
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 87
    BISAC V2.8: SCI056000
    BIC subject category V2: WSN, MZDH
    DC21: 636.1089276
    DC22: 636.1089276
    BISAC V2.8: MED089010
    DC22: 636.1/089276
    LC classification: SF289 .P56 2002
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: PSV, MZDH
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Science Ltd
    Publication date
    29 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Sarah Pilliner has an unusual mixture of an academic background combined with extensive practical knowledge. She is a former lecturer in nutrition and exercise physiology and is the author of "Horse Nutrition and Feeding" and "Practical Feeding of Horses and Ponies." She is also co-author of "Horse and Stable Management," "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 mixed background of art school training, scientific knowledge and equestrianism. As well as being a regular contributor to various equine magazines, her work can be seen in the more mainstream veterinary publications for both pet owners and veterinary surgeons and also medical titles. Samantha competes regularly in dressage and showjumping. Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultant equine nutritionist and an external examiner for higher education courses for Edexcel. She has substantial experience in equine management and training. She is the author of "Care of the Horse at Grass," and co-author with Sarah Pilliner of "Getting Horses Fit" and "Equine Science, Health and Performance."
    Back cover copy
    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