Fri, Aug 09 | Riverdale Farm

Fayetteville, Tennessee | Course 1: Biomechanics + Lesson Day

UNDERSTAND YOUR HORSE’S MOVEMENT TO REALIZE HIS POTENTIAL Horse Owners, Riders, & Professionals: This Course is for you! For Course Registration & Lesson Day Auditor Sign Up Contact: Karin Miles | 256-783-3640 |
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 Fayetteville, Tennessee | Course 1: Biomechanics + Lesson Day

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2019, 4:30 PM CDT – Aug 12, 2019, 5:00 PM CDT
Riverdale Farm , 314 Eldad Rd, Fayetteville, TN 37334

About the Event

Biomechanics: Understanding Equine Movement to Realize Your Horse’s Potential


The 2 ½ day in-depth lecture series explains healthy movement to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their eye so they can see healthy and unhealthy postures.

To strengthen and enhance equine well-being, it is important to ride and exercise horses in healthy postures. Throughout this course, students will connect the why and how of balance and collection to understand how a horse’s anatomy, muscular development, and movement patterns affect his performance under saddle.

Students will:

• Learn what to look for in healthy movement and muscular development.

• Discover what creates a healthy posture in riding horses.

• Evaluate a horse’s posture and anatomy from a new perspective.

• Add tools to develop horses’ postural strength.


Evening Introduction - 2.5 hours

Lecture 1: Looking at Your Horse ~ A New Perspective


Morning - 4.5 hours

Lecture 2: Examining Anatomy and Function of the Equine Head and Neck

Horse Lab: Evaluate Horses’ Anatomies and Conformations

Afternoon - 4.5 hours

Lecture 3: Equine Forequarters, Back, and the Importance of the Abdominal and Psoas Musculature


Morning - 4.5 hours

Lecture 4: Connection ~ The Hindquarters and the Significance of the Lumbo-Sacral Joint

Horse Lab: Identify key palpation points of the horse. Discuss observations of lab horses and make

recommendations on how to support each

horse according to its conformation and stage of development.

Afternoon - 4.5 hours

Lecture 5: Coming Full Circle ~ The Mechanics of Balance & Collection

Photo Lab: Develop your eye discussing photographs in a group setting


Limited Lesson Spots Available to Train with Jillian

Auditors Welcome - Get in touch for details.

For Course Registration & Lesson Day Auditor Sign Up Contact: Karin Miles | 256-783-3640 |

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