The Equine Athlete
Functional anatomy of the back
How does the course work?
What you will learn
The horse’s back plays a central role in almost every aspect of equine biomechanics. The interactions between muscles of the neck, back, trunk and pelvis play a crucial role in making horses the superb athletes that they are. In this course you will learn about:
- the various functions of the horse’s back;
- which muscles, ligaments and fascia move and stabilise the spine;
- how posture affects movement of the back and the horse as a whole; and
- which muscles groups are important for sustainably carrying a rider’s weight.