Locomotion and Biomechanics 1, 2 & 3 – Year 1, 2 & 3

This important module will be taught in Year 1 and expanded upon in Year 2 and Year 3. Students will be introduced to the normal horse’s gait and expected to
spend a substantial amount of time observing horses in walk, trot and canter. Recognising normal movement is a vital pre-requisite to identifying abnormal movement. As the student’s knowledge expands, attention will be placed on the stresses and forces acting on joints, bones and soft tissues through range of motion and equestrian disciplines.