The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

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We all want our horses to be able to perform to the best of theirability and we know that an effective training regime has manyfacets. The horse must be worked correctly, fed a balanced ration,mentally and physically healthy and well looked after. This bookexamines a further aspect of the horse’s performance: it isdesigned to help all horse owners and riders to understand how ahorse moves and how its anatomy helps, or hinders, thehorse’s athletic ability.


First, the book uses sequences of photographs and detailedanatomical drawings to show the systems of support and movement ateach phase of each of the horse’s gaits. The walk, trot,canter, gallop and jump are all examined, and the effect of therider on the horse evaluated so that the rider can take appropriateaction to avoid hindering the horse. Tips are provided throughouton ways in which the horse’s life can be made easier, such assaddle fitting, warming up and cooling down procedures.

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Sarah Pilliner has an unusual mixture of an academic backgroundcombined with extensive practical knowledge. She is a formerlecturer in nutrition and exercise physiology and is the author ofHorse Nutrition and Feeding and Practical Feeding ofHorses and Ponies. She is also co-author of Horse and StableManagement, Getting Horses Fit, and Equine Science,Health and Performance. Sarah competes regularly in dressage,showjumping and horse trials.


Samantha Elmhurst is a freelance illustrator with a mixedbackground of art school training, scientific knowledge andequestrianism. As well as being a regular contributor to variousequine magazines, her work can be seen in the more mainstreamveterinary publications for both pet owners and veterinary surgeonsand also medical titles. Samantha competes regularly in dressageand showjumping.

Zoe Davies is a former lecturer in equine science, a consultantequine nutritionist and an external examiner for higher educationcourses for Edexcel. She has substantial experience in equinemanagement and training. She is the author of Care of the Horseat Grass, and co-author with Sarah Pilliner of GettingHorses Fit and Equine Science, Health andPerformance.

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