The Equine Athlete

Biomechanics of movement

How does the course work?

Online Course NO certification

3 h
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; and
  • how these techniques can be applied in a clinical setting.

Course format



Dr Isabel Imboden

Prof. Dr Michael Weishaupt