Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse
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Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse

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Effective horse trainers strive to improve the performance of their horses while preserving the integrity of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse supplies an anatomical and functional overview of the topic, enabling trainers to optimize the different exercises their horses undergo during training and competition.


Following a brief description of the biomechanics of the muscles underlying equine movement, the book discusses the muscles of the forelimb, hindlimb, and neck and trunk. These fundamentals have direct bearing on the later chapters, which focus on training and the core exercises for a horse.


This text is illustrated throughout by the author's top-quality photographs, diagrams, and his own beautiful anatomical drawings. The book is of lasting value to all professionals and well-informed amateurs who work with horses: veterinarians, trainers and riders, researchers, physical therapists, and educators in equine courses.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 195.58 x 261.62 x 15.24mm | 771g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12/15-REPLACE FILE 4TH PRINT - NOTES HERE & TRANSACTIONS; size is 7.625 x 10.25; 270 Illustrations, color
  • 184076192X
  • 9781840761924
  • 148,392

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The ideas presented in this book cast new light on the best ways oftraining and exercising the horse in preparation for competition, and to aidrehabilitation following injury, by focusing on biomechanics and preciseanatomical analysis.

Dealing mainly with the movements and exercises most frequently used inequine sports, the book answers the needs of trainers and riders seeking toimprove their horses performance and physical fitness by maximising thepotential of the horses entire musculoskeletal apparatus.

Following a brief description of the biomechanics of the musclesunderlying equine movement in general, chapters discuss in turn themuscles of the forelimb, the hindlimb and the trunk. These fundamentalshave direct bearing on the later chapters: a biomechanical analysis ofspecific exercises designed to optimise the performance of the sport horse.

"Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse" is illustrated throughoutby top-quality photographs, diagrams and the authors own beautiful anatomical drawings.

The book will be of lasting value to all professionals dealing with horses: trainers and riders, veterinarians, researchers, physical therapists, educators on equine courses.

Key FeaturesDescribes and explains the fundamentals of equine anatomy and biomechanics.Applies basic concepts to optimise the performance of competition horses andaid rehabilitation following injury. Top-quality colour photos, diagrams and anatomical drawings. Author is a worldwide authority on equine anatomy, biomechanics, imaging, and diagnosis of lameness. He is a rider and a trotting driver.
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Table of contents

Muscular groups and actions
The forelimb
The hindlimb
The neck and trunk
Biomechanical analysis of longitudinal movements
Lowering of the neck
Biomechanics of rein-back
Biomechanical analysis of lateral movements
The forelimbs
The hindlimbs
The vertebral column and trunk muscles
The biomechanical differences between half pass and shoulder-in
Advantages and disadvantages of lateral movements
Biomechanical analysis of jumping
Take-off and propulsion
Take-off and propulsion: biomechanics of the axial regions (head, neck, trunk and pelvis)
Airborne (flying) phase: biomechanics of the trunk and vertebral column
Airborne (flying) phase: biomechanics of the limbs
Landing phase: biomechanics of the vertebral column
Landing phase: biomechanics of the limbs
Biomechanics of the bounce jump
Index
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Review quote

"...a herculean effort at illustrating the movement of the horse with photographs and color-accented line drawings of active muscle groups ... The artwork, photographs, and color used in the book are brilliant and serve readers and author well."
-Jonathan Hale Foreman, DVM, MS, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for Doody's Review Service
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About Jean-Marie Denoix

Jean-Marie Denoix is a worldwide authority on applied equine anatomy, biomechanics, imaging, and the clinical diagnosis of equine lameness. He is a horse rider, a qualified trotting driver, and an informed spectator of everything equestrian, dissecting all horse movements to understand their genesis and consequences.
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