Horse in Motion The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion

ISBN-10: 063205137X
ISBN-13: 9780632051373
Edition: 2002
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Description: A highly illustrated guide for the student and horse owner designed to improve knowledge and understanding of the systems of the horse involved with locomotion, with the aim of improving the horse's performance.

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Book details

List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

A highly illustrated guide for the student and horse owner designed to improve knowledge and understanding of the systems of the horse involved with locomotion, with the aim of improving the horse's performance.

Preface
Anatomy and Conformation
The whole horse
Introduction
Training the performance horse
Points of the horse
The skeleton
Skeletal muscles
The head and neck
Introduction
The skull
The neck
Nuchal ligament
Superficial and deep musculature
The forelimb
Introduction
Design and function
The skeleton
Conformation
Musculature
The lower limb
Stay apparatus of the forelimb
Care of the horse's legs
The hind limb
Introduction
The hindquarters
Alignment
The skeleton
Joints of the hind limb
Muscles
Stay apparatus of the hind limb
The chest
Introduction
The skeleton
Musculature
Nerves
Breathing
The back
Introduction
Conformation
The skeleton
Joints
Ligaments
Musculature
Nerves
Back injuries and their prevention
The Horse in Action
Movement and action
Biomechanics
Anatomical points affecting movement and action
Gaits
Walking
Footfall sequence of the walk
Walking on the right rein
Moving the forelimb forwards
Moving the hind limb forwards
Qualities of a good walk
The benefits of walking
The walk in dressage
Over tracking
Over reaching
The walk with rider
Trotting
Characteristics of the trot
Qualities of a good trot
Footfall sequence of the trot
The trot in dressage
The ridden trot
Lameness
Cantering
Characteristics of the canter
Qualities of a good canter
Changing the lead
Footfall sequence of the canter
The canter in dressage
Cantering with rider
Galloping
Characteristics of the gallop
Dynamic equilibrium
Changing the lead
Footfall sequence of the gallop
Role of the hind limbs
Stride length
Angulation of the hock
Warming the horse up and down
Tips for the rider about safe galloping surfaces
Jumping
Sequence of the jump
The ideal jumper
Evaluating jumping technique
Rolling and shaking
Rolling behaviour
The rolling sequence
Shaking
Index

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