From the author of the highly successful titles How Your Horse Moves and Horse Anatomy for Performance comes a completely different training manual based on the philosophy that 'understanding anatomy improves performance and reduces the risk of injury'. Divided into three main parts - Principles of Anatomical Riding and Training; Exercises for Horse and Rider; and Troubleshooting - the book contains a wealth of practical tips and exercises broken down into easy-to-follow, well-illustrated steps showing how riders can improve their riding skills and potential. The author suggests ways to improve horses' physique, posture, flexibility, stability, core strength, performance and movement, and how to reduce muscular and movement problems and thereby reduce the risk of injury.
Gillian Higgins is a sports and remedial therapist, equine therapist, rider and BHS senior coach and anatomist. She regularly writes articles for equestrian magazines and is also requested to give quotes as 'ask the expert'. She founded Horses Inside Out, an organisation which gives a fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training and management from an anatomical perspective.