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Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse,9781840761924

Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse

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CRC Press
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The ideas presented in this book cast new light on the best ways oftraining and exercising the horse in preparation for competition, and to aidrehabilitation following injury, by focusing on biomechanics and preciseanatomical analysis. Dealing mainly with the movements and exercises most frequently used inequine sports, the book answers the needs of trainers and riders seeking toimprove their horses performance and physical fitness by maximising thepotential of the horses entire musculoskeletal apparatus. Following a brief description of the biomechanics of the musclesunderlying equine movement in general, chapters discuss in turn themuscles of the forelimb, the hindlimb and the trunk. These fundamentalshave direct bearing on the later chapters: a biomechanical analysis ofspecific exercises designed to optimise the performance of the sport horse. Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horseis illustrated throughoutby top-quality photographs, diagrams and the authors own beautiful anatomical drawings. The book will be of lasting value to all professionals dealing with horses:trainers and riders, veterinarians, researchers, physical therapists,educators on equine courses. Key Features Describes and explains the fundamentals of equine anatomy and biomechanics. Applies basic concepts to optimise the performance of competition horses andaid rehabilitation following injury. Top-quality colour photos, diagrams and anatomical drawings. Author is a worldwide authority on equine anatomy, biomechanics, imaging, and diagnosis of lameness. He is a rider and a trotting driver.

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