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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
Index

About the Author

Director, CIRALE, Normandy, France

Reviews

"...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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