4.5 HR webinar - “The Locomotor Apparatus of the Horse: From a Biomechanical Perspective” with Prof. Hilary Clayton

Saturday 8 August 2020

14:00 HRS, BST (London, UK)

This evidence based webinar will provide an in-depth view, from a biomechanical perspective of the locomotor apparatus of the horse. 

This webinar will cover the following areas:

  • Mechanical principles of legged locomotion
  • Understanding functional anatomy: tissues, bones & muscles 
  • Ground Reaction Forces in the static and dynamic horse
  • Force transmission to the body
  • Central Pattern Generators and their association with quadrupedal locomotion
  • Forces influencing body movements 
  • Static and dynamic balance 
  • Static and passive mechanism to stabilise the back
  • Functional back and neck mechanics

 

For all attendees, CPD certificates available as well as a “view only” recording of the webinar with a 7 day access pass. There will also be a Q and A session with ample opportunity to post questions via our interactive Q&A panel. Click to book

  

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

Sunday 16 August 2020

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

Live online course bringing together some of the latest evidence associated with saddle fit and its effects on equine health and performance, 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, students and anyone interested in saddle fit and its effect on equine health and performance. 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.: different panel designs and contents, knee roll designs, seat size, tree types, treeless, saddle types, trees for different breeds, weight and saddle 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

 

  • £55:00 incl VAT
  • CPD certificates available on request
  • Electronic course pack 
  • 7-day video “view only” video access after the course.

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

Saturday 19 September 2020

10:00 - 12:30 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

 

  •  £49:00 incl VAT
  • CPD certificates available on request
  • Electronic course pack 
  • 7-day video “view only” video access after the course. 

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 Equine & 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 & 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 & 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
WEBINAR SERIES (Download Course Guide) DATES BELOW ONLINE FULL
Prof. Hilary Clayton Webinar - The Locomotor Apparatus of the Horse: From a Biomechanical Perspective (Download Course Guide) Saturday 8 August 2020 Online 14:00 HRS, BST (London, UK) £95.00 INCL VAT FULL
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
BIOMECHANICS COURSES (Download Course Guide) DATES BELOW VENUES BELOW PRICES BELOW DETAILS BELOW
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 – Understanding Rider Biomechanics to Improve Riding & Coaching (Download Course Guide) 19 September 2020 Online 10:00 HRS, BST (London, UK) £45:00 INCL VAT
Rider Biomechanics Specific Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 19 September 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £110:00 + VAT = £132.00 Postponed due to COVID-19
One Day Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 20 September 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £110.00 + VAT = £132.00 Postponed due to COVID-19
Centaur Biomechanics Equine Sports Science Seminar (Download Course Guide) 3 October 2020 Hartpury College, Gloucester, UK £115.00 + VAT = £138.00 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Replaced with Virtual Summit
International Equine Sports Science Virtual Summit (Download Course Guide) Saturday 3 October 2020 Online £65:00 INCL VAT
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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