CENTAUR BIOMECHANICS WEBINARS

Live webinars delivered by Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire covering an array of areas associated with equine health and performance. The webinars are fully interactive, delegates can ask questions. All those that sign up receive a link containing a video of the webinar which is activated for seven days. CPD certificates are also available. 

 

Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 1:  

Thursday 29th October 2020 @ 20:00 HRS GMT

Can we improve the locomotor efficacy of the galloping thoroughbred with equipment modifications? Book

2.5 times the horse’s bodyweight in force is exposed to the forelimb, every motion cycle whilst galloping. This webinar will discuss the biomechanics of gallop and discuss the effect that a saddle, bridle, girth and breastplate fit/design can have on gallop kinematics, equine health and performance.

 

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Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 2: 

Thursday 5th November 2020 @ 19:00 HRS GMT

Demands of basic and high-level dressage movements: from a biomechanical perspective. 
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Dressage and certain movements place increased demands on the equine locomotor apparatus. This webinar will discuss the gait characteristics of dressage horses and the biomechanical demands and forces of basic and high-level dressage movements.

 

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Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 3: 

Thursday 19 November 2020 @ 19:00 HRS GMT

The influence that the rider’s position has on equine locomotion and back pressures
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The rider can adopt multiple seating styles at different gaits; rising trot, sitting trot, 2-point, seated canter etc. however, what effect does this have on equine locomotion and saddle pressures? This webinar will discuss various riding positions and the effect they have on equine locomotion.

 

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Centaur Biomechanics Webinar 4: 

Thursday 3rd December 2020 @ 19:00 HRS GMT

Equine laterality and its influence on horse and rider performance
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Humans have a hand preference, left or right with some being ambidextrous. Does the same apply to the horse…? Which direction does your horse perform best on? Which shoulder does your horse fall out/in on? Which hoof is more upright? Which direction does the horses facial whorl go? This webinar will discuss multiple factors associated with laterality and its effect on training and performance. 

 

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Live 2.5 Hrs. Rider Biomechanics :

Saturday 12 December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:30 HRS, GMT (London, UK) 

Understanding Rider Biomechanics to Improve Riding and Coaching
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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:

  1. Rider biomechanics - understanding the demands of riding from a biomechanical aspectRider 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

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CENTAUR BIOMECHANICS GUEST WEBINARS

Prof. Hilary Clayton

Saturday 21 November 2020, 14:00 HRS GMT (London, UK)

A strong, healthy back: the foundation of a successful sport horse
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A three hour webinar with live Q and A with one of the worlds most respected researchers, Prof. Hilary Clayton. This webinar will provide an indepth look at the equine back as offer advice on how to optimise back health. 

 

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Dr. Marie Rhodin

Monday 23 November 2020, 19:00 HRS GMT (London, UK)

Movement asymmetries in horses- biological variation or lameness?
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Dr. Sue Dyson

Monday 30 November 2020, 19:00 HRS GMT (London, UK) 

Clues that your horse might be experiencing discomfort: use of the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram
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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

Centaur 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. 

 

 

 

 

Equine Biomechanics Courses and Rider Conference   Date Venue 

Cost 

Excl VAT

To Book
Webinar 1: Can we improve the locomotor efficacy of the galloping thoroughbred with equipment modifications? (Download Course Guide) Thursday 29 October 2020 Online 20:00 HRS GMT £25:00 iNCL VAT
Webinar 2: Demands of basic and high-level dressage movements: from a biomechanical perspective (Download Course Guide) Thursday 5 November 2020 Online 19:00 HRS GMT £25:00 iNCL VAT
Webinar 3: The influence that the rider’s position has on equine locomotion and back pressures (Download Course Guide) Thursday 19 November 2020 Online 19:00 HRS GMT £25:00 INCL VAT
Prof. Hilary Clayton Webinar - A strong, healthy back: the foundation of a successful sport horse (Download Course Guide) Saturday 21 November 2020 Online 14:00 HRS GMT £70:00 INCL VAT
Marie Rhodin: Movement asymmetries in horses- biological variation or lameness? (Download Course Guide) 23 November 2020 Online 19:00 HRS GMT £25:00 INCL VAT
Sue Dyson Webinar: Clues that your horse might be experiencing discomfort: use of the Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram (Download Course Guide) Monday 30 November 2020 Online 19:00 HRS GMT £25:00 INCL VAT
Webinar 4: Equine laterality and its influence on horse and rider performance (Download Course Guide) Thursday 3 December 2020 Online 19:00 HRS GMT £25:00 INCL VAT
Webinar Bundle - Webinar 1,2,3 and 4 (Download Course Guide) Above Online - Please check times £90.00 INCL VAT

 

 

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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