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Equine Spinal Anatomy

Equine Spinal Anatomy

Posted by Achieve Equine on 28th Jul 2023

The horse is an amazing animal. Anyone who competes on a horse is drawn to them through their essence and athleticism. Their anatomy and structure are equally as fascinating.The horse’s back is sometimes overlooked in its contribution to movement. Connecting his front end to his rear end, the back carries the rider while performing athletic feats to the best of his ability. As competition gets tougher and more competitive every day, looking at the whole horse is imperative to gain an edge.Unders …
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Equine Insights: The Trunk – How to Better Understand your Horses Back Biomechanics

Equine Insights: The Trunk – How to Better Understand your Horses Back Biomechanics

Posted by Dr. Hilary Clayton on 27th Jul 2023

Each part of the locomotor apparatus plays a distinct and different role in locomotion. The horse’s trunk is the central part that unites and coordinates the haunches with the forehand. In addition to transmitting propulsion forward from the hind limbs, the trunk supports the body organs and carries the rider’s weight. In my previous post, we looked at how the different body parts work together to produce the horse’s extraordinary athletic prowess.Diving into the biomechanics of a horse a …
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Equine Insights: The Big Picture

Equine Insights: The Big Picture

Posted by Dr. Hilary Clayton on 15th Jul 2023

Winston Churchill said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”While appreciating the outer beauty of horses, I’ve always been fascinated by what’s on the inside, and, having studied athletic horses for almost 50 years as a veterinarian, researcher, and rider, I’ve learned that the inside of a horse is a marvel of structural and functional design that has produced an extraordinary athlete. In this blog, I’ll share some insights about the ath …
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