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
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
Rider Biomechanics Specific CPD Course - Physio Group - Closed Group (Download Course Guide) 30 March 2020 Sussex - N/A
One Day Equine Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 4 April 2020 Can Am - Canada, Toronto - http://www.visualisecanada.ca/clinics/1-day-equine-biomechanics-course
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
Centaur Biomechanics Rider Workshop with Richard Waygood (Download Course Guide) 27 June 2020 Unicorn Trust, Glouc £55.00 + VAT = £66.00 Open Spring 2020
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
Rider Specific Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 19 September 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
One Day Biomechanics Course (Download Course Guide) 20 September 2020 Centaur Biomechanics, Moreton Morrell £110.00 + VAT = £132.00
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
Centaur Biomechanics Equine Sports Science Seminar (Download Course Guide) 3 October 2020 Hartpury College, Gloucester, UK £115.00 + VAT = £138.00

 

 

 

Cancellation Policy

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

If cancelled within one month of the course/seminar/ conference 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.

 

 

 

 

Rider Biomechanics Clinics 

Centaur works with riders all over the world: UK, Latvia, Canada, Italy, Germany and Columbia. The rider analysis clinics are designed to help riders improve their position and the horse's way of going. Please see rider analysis page for more details. Clinics are usually run by an organiser - please email info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk to register your interest and we will pass on your details to the relevant organiser.

 

 

 

Rider Clinic   Date Location Contact
Rider Analysis Clinic    18 Jan '20 Kent info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   8 Feb '20

 

Rufford Hunt PC, Osberton Estates

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic FULL   9 Feb '20

Pibrlwyd, Wales

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
BHS - Rider Analysis Clinic   16 Feb '20 

Swinhoe Farm, RC, Northumberland

 info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   18 Feb '20

Wonton under Edge, 

GL12 7PH

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   19 Feb '20

tbc

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic    20 Feb '20 Bradfield, Berkshire info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   23 Feb '20 Kent info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   29 Feb '20 Norwich, Norfolk info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   19 Mar '20 Manor Farm, Teffont info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   21 Mar '20 West Sussex info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis (CLOSED Clinic)    22 Mar '20 Stonar School info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   27 Mar '20 Merrist Wood info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic    28 Mar '20 Kent info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   4 April '20  Stow on the Wold  info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk 
Rider Analysis Clinic   17-18 Apr '20 Fife, Scotland info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   19 Apr '20 Kent info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   23 Apr '20 Norton Livery info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   25 Apr '20 Bradfield, Berkshire info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   26 April '20 Wye Valley, Usk College info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   27 Apr '20 TBA info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   1-2 May 20 Richmond Equ Centre, 3 Valleys info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   3 May '20 Kent info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   6 May '20 Tilefield Equestrian CLINIC+EVENING DEMO
Rider Analysis Clinic   15 May '20

Wonton under Edge

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   16 May '20

Pibwrlwyd College, Pibwrlwyd, Carmarthen

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   17 May '20

Dorset

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   20-22 May '20 

Denmark

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   23-24 May '20

Chelmsford, Essex

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   28 May '20

Northumberland College

Clinic+Evening Demo
Rider Analysis Clinic   30 May '20

Turvey, Bedfordshire

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   31 May '20

Wye Valley, Usk College

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   17 June '20

Norton Livery, SO21 3NE

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   19 June '20

Wonton under Edge, 

GL12 7PH

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk 
Rider Analysis Clinic   20 June '20

Aberystwyth

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis (CLOSED Clinic)   28 June '20

Stonar School

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   4 July '20

Bradfield, Berkshire

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   5 July '20

Kent

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   22 July '20

Headley, GU30 7RY

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   26 July '20

York

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   2 Aug '20

Kent

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   9 Aug '20

Wonton Under Edge, 

GL12 7PH

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   20 Aug '20

Norton Livery, SO21 3NE 

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   22 Aug '20

Stow

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   2 Sept '20

Loop Farm Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BU

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   4 Oct '20

Kent

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   11 Oct '20

York

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   21 Oct '20

Norton Livery, SO21 3NE 

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   24 Oct '20

Beechwood Equ Centre

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   30 Oct '20

Wonton under Edge, 

GL12 7PH

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   29 Oct '20

Kent

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Rider Analysis Clinic   18 Nov '20

Manor Farm Teffont, SP3 5QY

info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk

Demonstrations 

Demonstration

Date

Location

To Book

BHS Evening Demo 15 Feb 2020 Swinhoe Farm, Northumberland  
Evening Demo
 21 Feb 2020 Solihiul  
RDA Demo  1 March 2020 Clywd RC, Wales  
 Can AM  3-5 April 2020 Toronto, Canada    
       
Evening Lecture 19 May 2020 Hartpury College  
RDA -DEMO  13 Sept 2020

Lowlands Eq. Centre,

Warwickshire

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

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