Biomechanics is the study of muscular, joint and skeletal actions of the body. Proper understanding of biomechanics improves performance, prevents injury, and leads to horses being calm, relaxed and willing and at the same time responsive and athletic. All horses, no matter what their size, shape, breed or discipline have the same basic skeletal structure so the fundamental principles of biomechanics apply to all. There will be some variations in horse’s frames/outlines and carriage due to the different activities or disciplines horses do, but this should all be in accordance with the fundamental biomechanical principles. A basic knowledge of biomechanics is essential for all riders and this presentation offers this information in very easy to understand layman’s terms as well as giving practical advice on how to achieve it.
Does your saddle allow the horse to move in a free, unrestricted, athletic and correct biomechanical way? Learn to tell if your saddle fits correctly and is comfortable for the horse, through understanding Equine Biomechanics. Poor saddle fit is a major factor in poor performance and bad behaviour in horses. People can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars and hours, trying to learn to ride well or to train their horse and still struggle to get results, if the saddle is an issue. This can be torture for the horse and the rider. If the saddle is the primary issue, I have seen horses and riders instantly achieve phenomenal improvement with either changing saddles or improving their current saddles via changing the gullet size, adjusting flocking or using a better padding system. Learn what “horse friendly” features are in saddles and learn about the BALANCE saddle – one of the best saddles available for both horse and rider.
With an understanding of biomechanics, a saddle that allows horses to move comfortably and freely and learning how to achieve these healthy biomechanics, riding can become the enjoyable experience that we all would like it to be for both horse and rider and in the case of performance horses, horses will be able to reach their highest potential.
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Understanding the basics of biomechanics and saddle fit is important even for people who just want to potter around or just trail ride and for the competitor, it is what will give you the winning edge.
Individual Saddle Fitting sessions or sessions to test ride the BALANCE saddles are available by appointment. Look on my course schedule to see when I am at a location near you or you can come to Moonbi, Tamworth. Or if you organise a group in your area I may be able to schedule a trip to you.
Email – Mel firstname.lastname@example.org 0428 385 745
Saddle fitting sessions take 1.5 – 2 hrs and cost is $150