**NEW** Interactive Centaur Biomechanics Courses and Webinars plus Guest Webinars

 

 

Live – 3.5 Hr. Online Course linking evidence-based saddle fit to practical saddle fitting:

Sunday 7 June 2020, Sunday 19 July 2020 or Sunday 16 August 2020

10:00-13:30 HRS, BST (UK, London)

Live online course delivered by Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire and Mark Fisher SMS MS Reg MSF via an interactive webinar. This course is of interest to saddle fitters, veterinarians, physios, therapists, coaches, trainers, horse owners and anyone interested in saddle fit. This is an interactive course where attendees can ask questions throughout. The course includes an electronic course pack and a seven day viewing pass allowing attendees to watch on demand a video recording of the course.

Topics to be covered:

  • Saddle design and construction incl.: panel, knee roll, seat size, tree types, treeless, saddle types, trees, weight, materials
  • Saddle forces and balance during locomotion
  • Tree width – correct, wide, narrow and wide + pads?
  • Factors associated with saddle slip in lame & non lame horses
  • Saddle balance/movement in relation to equine spinal kinematics
  • Saddle fit in relation to rider fit
  • More than just saddle fitting - a multidisciplinary approach

Click to book 

 

 

Live 2.5 Hrs. Rider Biomechanics – Understanding Rider Biomechanics to Improve Riding and Coaching

Wednesday 10 June 2020

18:30 - 21:00 HRS, BST (London, UK) 

Live online course delivered by Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire via an interactive webinar. This course is of interest to riders, saddle fitters, veterinarians, physios, therapists, coaches, trainers, horse owners and anyone interested in rider biomechanics. This is an interactive course where attendees can ask questions throughout. The course includes an electronic course pack and a seven day viewing pass allowing attendees to watch on demand a video recording of the course.

Topics to be covered:

  • Rider biomechanics – understanding the demands of riding from a biomechanical aspect
  • Rider asymmetry and its effect on equine performance
  • Effect that saddle design has on rider biomechanics
  • Assessing rider asymmetry
  • Specific rider-based exercises to improve rider symmetry
  • Evidence based solutions to help restore rider function

 

Click to book

  

Due to the all webinars selling out and mulitple requests, Centaur Biomechanics will be rerunning its 2020 webinar series.

Centaur Biomechanics is hosting a series of online webinars. These webinars will cover an array of topics associated with equine health and performance as well as rider symmetry and performance. Webinars last 45 minutes and can be accessed anywhere in the world. These webinars are open to all and are supported by a full visual presentation. 

 

Dr. Rachel Murray Webinar hosted by Centaur Biomechanics: Monday 18th May 2020, 7:30 PM (BST, London, UK)

World Renowned Equine Orthopaedics Veterinarian and Researcher will be presenting a webinar on “risk factors associated with injury in sports horses”. The webinar will last 1 hour and will include a Q and A section. This is set to be a interesting and thought provoking presentation. To Book

 

Rerun - Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 4: Thursday 21 May 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

Biomechanics of horse and rider from a coaching perspective. Click to BOOK

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the biomechanics of the horse and rider. This webinar will be useful for coaches when assessing the effect that the horse, saddle and rider have on each other and how this may affect horse and rider performance.

 

Rerun - Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 4: Thursday 21 May 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

Biomechanics of horse and rider from a coaching perspective. Click to BOOK

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the biomechanics of the horse and rider. This webinar will be useful for coaches when assessing the effect that the horse, saddle and rider have on each other and how this may affect horse and rider performance.

 

Sharon May-Davis Webinar hosted by Centaur Biomechanics: Tuesday 5th May 2020, 8.30 PM (BST, London, UK)

Sharon will be presenting her research on Equine Complex Vertebral Malformation (ECVM). The webinar will last 1 hour and will include a Q and A section. This is set to be a interesting and thought provoking presentation. FULL

 

Rerun - Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 1: Tuesday 28 April 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

 

How the saddle influences equine health and performance in the ridden horse. FULL

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, specifically looking at the effect that the equipment we use has on the health and performance of the sports horse. This webinar will give you some useful tips and advice which can be implemented immediately in order to improve the health and performance of the dressage horse. To Book

 

Rerun - Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 2: Wednesday 6th May 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

 

Bridle fit – Evidence based bridle fitting and how bridle fit affects equine performance. 

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the effect that bridle fit has on equine health and performance. This webinar will offer some useful tips and advice which can be implemented immediately to help improve bridle fit and head comfort. This webinar will also discuss some of the myths surrounding bridle fit such as, “is there poll pressure….”? FULL

 

Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 3: Thursday 30 April 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

 

Rider asymmetry – the effect that rider asymmetry has on equine performance. FULL

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the effect that rider asymmetry has on horse and rider performance. This webinar will discuss rider asymmetry and its effect on equine health and performance, in addition this webinar will discuss some of the myths attempted to improve the rider’s position such as- shortening one stirrup to straighten the rider!

 

Rerun - Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 3: Thursday 14th May 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

 

Rider asymmetry – the effect that rider asymmetry has on equine performance. FULL

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the effect that rider asymmetry has on horse and rider performance. This webinar will discuss rider asymmetry and its effect on equine health and performance, in addition this webinar will discuss some of the myths attempted to improve the rider’s position such as- shortening one stirrup to straighten the rider! To Book

 

Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 4: Thursday 7 May 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

Biomechanics of horse and rider from a coaching perspective. FULL

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the biomechanics of the horse and rider. This webinar will be useful for coaches when assessing the effect that the horse, saddle and rider have on each other and how this may affect horse and rider performance.

 

 

Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 5: Thursday 4 June 2020, 7PM (BST, London, UK)

Training aids – their use and application. FULL

This forty-five-minute webinar will cover some of Centaur Biomechanics published research, looking at the effect that training aids and equipment have on equine health and performance. This webinar will discuss things to be aware of along with the potential positives and negatives when using training aids.

 

 

 

 

Centaur Biomechanics Equine and Rider Specific Biomechanics Courses

Centaur Biomechanics led by Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire, offer an array of courses and CPD options which cover both equine biomechanics and rider biomechanics. The courses cover areas associated with horse and rider biomechanics, health and performance. To date, courses have been attended by delegates from all over the world. All of the courses feature Centaur Biomechanics extensive research portfolio in horse, saddle and rider interaction and therapy solutions. Centaur Biomechanics has delivered courses all over the world as well as in the UK. Centaur has provided biomechanics course for multiple therapy associations, society of master saddlers, Pony Club, British Horse Society and other leading associations. Courses are generally held at Centaur Biomechanics Training Centre, Moreton Morrell, however, on request courses can be run at additional venues.  

 

One Day Introductory Equine Biomechanics Course

The Centaur Biomechanics “One Day Introductory Equine Biomechanics Course” is a great way to learn more about the biomechanics associated with equine health and performance. This course, covers anatomy, demands on elite sports horses, conformation, how to assess horse’s movement and the effect that the saddle and bridle have on equine locomotion. This course is of interest to anyone who wants to learn more and improve their understanding around the biomechanics of the horse. This course is of particular of interest to horse owners, coaches, trainers, saddle fitters, therapists, physiotherapist and para professionals.

 

One Day Rider Biomechanics Course

The Centaur Biomechanics “One Day Rider Biomechanics Course’ is a great way to learn more about the principles associated with correct rider biomechanics; becoming an effective rider, how to apply the seat and leg aids, the effect that the rider has on the horse and strategies on how to improve rider biomechanics. This course covers an array of topics and is of interest to anyone who wants to become a better rider, improve their riding or understand in greater detail the effect that the rider has on the horse. This course is of particular interest to horse owners, coaches, trainers, saddle fitters, therapists, physiotherapist and para professionals.

 

 

 

Two Day Equine Biomechanics and Introduction to Saddle Fitting 

The Centaur Biomechanics “Two Day Equine Biomechanics and Introduction to Saddle Fitting” covers in detail the interaction between the horse, saddle and rider. This course features anatomy, spinal kinematics, assessing horses for gait quality and conformation, detailed presentations of Centaur’s extensive research, ridden demonstrations, gait analysis and using technology within equestrian. The second day is largely based around saddle fit for horse and rider. This day is a hands-on day, providing an insight into the principles of saddle fit. This course is of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the interaction between the horse, saddle and rider and learn more about the principles of saddle fit. This course is of particular interest to saddle fitters, therapists, physiotherapist, veterinarians, farriers, para professionals, horse’s owners, coaches and trainers.  

 

 

Professional CPD and Horse Owners Educational Workshops 

 

Centaur Biomechanics offer two different types of CPD courses and a Horse Owners Educational Workshop.  

The two CPD courses cover some of Centaur Biomechanics extensive research into equine biomechanics and rider performance as well practical demonstrations on how technology can be used to improve our understanding on equine locomotion and the interaction between the horse, saddle and rider. Our CPD days would be of interest to riders, coaches, saddle fitters, physios, therapists and veterinarians, farriers and other para professionals.

 

Equine Specific CPD Course Click Here

Rider Specifc CPD Course Click Here

Cenatur Biomechanics CPD Course Framework Click Here

 

Our new course for 2020 is our “Horse Owners Educational Workshop”, these days are designed to give horse owners an insight into equine biomechanics and rider performance. These courses are open to all and can take place within the stable yard setting. These days, trialled in late 2019, were hugely popular in providing horse owners with useful and tangible information which they can use with their own horses. 

 

Centaur Biomechanics also run two international events, our “Centaur Biomechanics Rider Workshop” and “International Equine Sports Science Seminar”. (Please click on the links to visitour dedicated website pages) 

 

Equine Biomechanics Courses and Rider Conference   Date Venue 

Cost 

Excl VAT

To Book
Live Online - Linking Evidence-Based Saddle Fit to Practical Saddle Fitting Course (Download Course Guide) 7 June 2020 Online 10:00 AM (London, UK) £55:00 INCL VAT FULL
Live Online - Rider Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 10th June 2020 Online 18:30 PM (London, UK) £49:00 INCL VAT
Live Online - Linking Evidence-Based Saddle Fit to Practical Saddle Fitting Course and Live Online - Rider Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 19 July 2020 online 10:00 AM (London, UK) £55:00 INCL VAT
Live Online - Linking Evidence-Based Saddle Fit to Practical Saddle Fitting Course (Download Course Guide) 16 August 2020 Online 10:00 AM (London, UK) £55:00 INCL VAT
Dr. Rachel Murray Webinar - Hosted by Centaur Biomechanics (Download Course Guide) 18 May 2020 Online 19:30 PM (BST, UK, London) £25.00 INCL VAT CLOSED
Sharon May-Davis Webinar. Hosted by Centaur Biomechanics (Download Course Guide) 5th May 2020 Online 20:30 PM (BST, London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 1 - Rerun Series (Download Course Guide) 28 April 2020 7 PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 2 - Rerun Series (Download Course Guide) 6 May 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25.00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 3 - Rerun Series (Download Course Guide) 14 May 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25.00 INCL VAT FULL
centaur Biomechanics Webinar 4 - Rerun Series (Download Course Guide) 21 May 2020 Online 7 PM (London, UK) £25:00 iNCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 5 - Rerun Series (Download Course Guide) 5 June 2020 Online 19:00 7PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT
Webinars 4 and 5 - Rerun Series (Download Course Guide) Webinars 4 and 5 - Rerun Series Online 7PM (London, UK) £45:00.00 INCL VAT
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 1 (Download Course Guide) 2 April 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 2 (Download Course Guide) 16 April 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 3 (Download Course Guide) 30 April 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 4 (Download Course Guide) 7 May 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 5 (Download Course Guide) 4 June 2020 Online 7PM (London, UK) £25:00 INCL VAT FULL
Equine Biomechanics CPD Course - Physio Group - Closed Group (Download Course Guide) 22 February 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell - N/A
1 Day Biomechanics Course - Improving Welfare, Soundness & Performance (Download Course Guide) 29 March 2020 Centaur Biomechanics £110.00 + VAT = £132.00 Postponed due to COVID-19
Rider Biomechanics Specific CPD Course - Physio Group - Closed Group (Download Course Guide) 30 March 2020 Sussex - Postponed due to COVID-19
One Day Equine Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 4 April 2020 Can Am - Canada, Toronto - Postponed due to COVID-19
2 Day Biomechanics Course - Back Biomechanics and Saddle Fitting Weekend Course (Download Course Guide) 6 and 7 June 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £275.00 + VAT = £330.00 Postponed due to COVID-19
Centaur Biomechanics Rider Workshop with Richard Waygood (Download Course Guide) 27 June 2020 Unicorn Trust, Glouc £55.00 + VAT = £66.00 Postponed due to COVID-19
2 Day Biomechanics Course - Back Biomechanics and Saddle Fitting Weekend Course (Download Course Guide) 15 &16 August 2020 Woolcroft Saddlery, Wisbech, UK £275.00 + VAT = £330.00 Postponed due to COVID-19
Rider Biomechanics Specific Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 19 September 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £110:00 + VAT = £132.00
One Day Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 20 September 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £110.00 + VAT = £132.00
Centaur Biomechanics Equine Sports Science Seminar (Download Course Guide) 3 October 2020 Hartpury College, Gloucester, UK £115.00 + VAT = £138.00 Tickets have been suspended in light COVID-19. Update June 1st 2020
2 Day Biomechanics Course - Back Biomechanics and Saddle Fitting Weekend Course (Download Course Guide) 17 - 18 October 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £275.00 + VAT = £330.00

 

 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are given when spaces are cancelled with at least one month's notice before the start of the courses/webinars/seminar/workshop.

If cancelled within one month of the course/webinar/seminar/ workshop date no refunds are given unless space is filled.

Please note that the 2 Day October course may be used for course transfers from the current year and therefore may have a maximum number of 20 students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links