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The major muscles of locomotion in the horse.

A basic understanding of how the horse’s muscles create movement is essential to riders and trainers as they seek answers to training issues, and it also allows them to play an active part in keeping the horse pain-free and performing well by including bodywork in their regular care regimen.

In THE DRESSAGE HORSE OPTIMIZED WITH THE MASTERSON METHOD Jim Masterson and Coralie Hughes teamed up with Grand Prix dressage rider Betsy Steiner and creator of the Anatomy in Motion VISIBLE HORSE and VISIBLE RIDER Susan Harris to provide a practical level of baseline biomechanics knowledge to support solutions to dressage training problems. Susan Harris painted the primary muscles involved in the work of the dressage horse on an equine accomplice, and hundreds of photographs capture their activity as the horse was then ridden through various movements.

“Muscles can’t push, they can only ‘pull’ (contract) or ‘not pull’ (relax),” says dressage rider and Masterson Method practitioner Coralie Hughes in the book. “Relaxation is as important as contraction—or strength—in the muscle….Tension that inhibits the muscle from being able to fully relax or contract reduces range of motion of the joint with the resultant impact on performance. Furthermore, a muscle that is tight is putting unnatural tension on its tendon, which can actually torque the skeleton. Prolonged unnatural tension can potentially cause tendon and joint damage in the feet and legs.”

For more on the specific biomechanics of the dressage horse, as well as dozens of Masterson Method techniques to relieve tension in the muscles, ease discomfort, and improve the horse’s performance overall, check out THE DRESSAGE HORSE OPTIMIZED, available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.

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Horse Expo Pomona will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 7 -9 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. This year’s event features a bunch of terrific TSB authors! Be sure to check out clinics with:

 

SANDY COLLIER, NRCHA and AQHA World Champion, international judge and clinician, and author of REINING ESSENTIALS.

 

JONATHAN FIELD, trainer, clinician, and author of the forthcoming THE ART OF LIBERTY TRAINING FOR HORSES.

 

JANE SAVOIE, three-time Olympic coach, reserve rider for the 1992 Olympic dressage team, and author of DRESSAGE 101, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS, THAT WINNING FEELING! and several DVDs.

 

SUSAN HARRIS AND PEGGY BROWN, creators of ANATOMY IN MOTION: THE VISIBLE HORSE and THE VISIBLE RIDER DVDs.

 

In addition, Sandy Collier will be judging the 1st Annual Toyota California Classic Invitational Cow Horse Championship, an all-around stock horse event, that will be held on Friday evening at the event.

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to have fun, hang around horses, and learn a whole lot about training, riding, and horse care!

 

All of the excellent books and DVDs from these featured TSB authors are available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.

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