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Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse


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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

About the Author

Director, CIRALE, Normandy, France


"...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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