Horse's Muscles in Motion (Paperback)
With careful anatomical drawings supported by explanatory text, Sara Wyche ‘dissects’ the horse’s musculoskeletal system and describes how the various muscles work together with bones, joints, ligaments and nerves to produce movement. Throughout, there are valuable insights into how man’s use of the horse can adversely affect this movement, how good riding practice can help to avoid problems, and why the horse is sometimes unable to meet the strenuous demands that are so often placed upon him.
Riders, trainers, saddle-fitters – all who have an interest in the way the horse moves – will find this book to be a fascinating exploration of the horse’s musculoskeletal system. More than this, it is an important guide to understanding exactly what it is they ask of the horse and, therefore, an aid to improving the horse’s performance.
Sara Wyche is a retired equine veterinary surgeon, an experienced practitioner of holistic medicine and former dressage rider. She is author of a number of books on equestrian subjects including The Horse Owner's Guide to Holistic Medicine, Understanding the Horse's Legs and the highly acclaimed Understand the Horse's Back (all published by Crowood).