The Equine Athlete

Biomechanics of movement

How does the course work?

Online Course duration

1 h 45
Online learning

What you will learn

This course aims to give readers a deeper understanding of equine biomechanics; it covers the following topics:

  • What biomechanics is and what the study of biomechanics in horses is used for
  • What brings about movement
  • The different phases of the movement cycle of a horse’s limbs
  • The anatomical and functional characteristics of each phase
  • The biomechanical techniques and methods used for gait analysis
  • How these techniques can be applied in a clinical setting

Course format



Dr Isabel Imboden

Prof. Dr Michael Weishaupt