BIOMECHANICS SERIES

 

This enticing series provides horse owners and enthusiasts with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills across a wide range of areas.

 

Interact and learn from three of Australia’s most knowledgeable lecturers in their field and discover detailed information on equine anatomy and locomotion, acupuncture and chiropractic as well as rider posture and balance.

 

 

 

Workshop one: Horse Riders Mechanics - mounted clinic

 

Presented by Jane Myers

 

When: 21 February (group and fence sitters). Private tuition available on 22 February, upon request.

Time: 10am - 4pm, BYO lunch, morning tea provided.

Cost: $180 or $70 as a fence sitter/auditor

 

Horse Riders Mechanics simplifies the subject of rider biomechanics.

 

This clinic is structured as a group session, focusing on position and balance exercises. Private tuition is available for those who prefer not to join the group session. Further information about clinic structure and what you will learn can be found on the Horse Riders Mechanics website.

 

Key learning:

 

  • Become a safer and more effective rider.

  • Learn how to correct your riding position and overcome balance problems in the future.

  • Riders of all levels welcome.

 

Riders are required to bring their own horse, large yards will be provided. Please BYO

feed and buckets for water.

 

Workshop two: Developing a better understanding of your horse's

musculo-skeletal system

 

Presented by Dr Mark Curtis

 

When: 21 March

Time: 10am - 3pm, BYO lunch, morning tea provided.

Cost: $180

 

Horses often experience musculo-skeletal problems, affecting movement and behaviour in one way or another.

 

Equine veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic work has consistently shown (ie successful

response in 95.6% of cases treated by Dr Mark Curtis in the last 5 years) to be effective in both treating and preventing further injuries from occurring.

 

Key learning:

 

  • Understand the signs of upper body problems in your horse.

  • Develop a better understanding of saddle fit.

  • Learn about acupuncture and chiropractic work for the modern horse.

  • Develop skills in conformational assessment.

 

More information about Mark's work can be found on the EVAC website.

 

Workshop three: Anatomy and locomotion

 

Presented by Sharon May-Davis

 

When: 23 & 24 May (two day horse dissection clinic)

Cost: $350

Time: 9am - 5pm, BYO lunch, morning tea provided.

 

Human desire to produce speed, strength, stamina, colour and fancy looks has changed the horse's conformation and movement forever.

 

Learn from Sharon's 25 years of experience and explore equine anatomy and locomtion during this two-day equine dissection clinic.

 

Key learning:

 

  • Learn about common musculo-skeletal problems associated with varous disciplines.

  • Understad how saddle fit and rider balane can influence locomotion.

  • Discover better management practices that can directly affect equine anatomy.

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

 

Attend all three workshops and receive a 10% discount.

 

 

 

 

Australia's most knowledgeable lecturers in their field.

 

 

 

 

Innovative and student-focused workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

Increase your equine knowledge and skills.