Horse Saddle Rider Analysing Movement Practical (Deposit)

Sunday, April 05, 2020
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Harwich, UK

As progression from the Applied Kinetic Anatomy programme, this 1 day practical session held on a Sunday has been created for equine paraprofessionals and competition riders that want to ultimately address the horse saddle and rider as a combination. It is being run in conjunction with a 3 hour online study module and consolidates the topics covered in this module. It is possible to attend as CPD only.

Here is the link to the online study module which is a prerequisite to this practical session and must be completed beforehand: unless attending without prior preparation.

Full ticket price is £100 for the day (6 hours CPD). The advance payment of £40 represents a deposit (plus a £3 booking fee). Balance of £60 to be paid on the day before the start of the presentation at registration (opens 9.00am).

Free tea, coffee and snacks all day - including a sandwich wrap lunch which attendees can make themselves from a selection of fillings.

Accessible to European attendees - the venue is located a few minutes from Harwich International Ferry Port and pick up from the port will be arranged at no cost.

This is a unique horse-saddle-rider lecture combination presentation with Caroline Lindsay, Veterinary Physiotherapist, graduate Sports Therapist, qualified Saddle Fitter and certified clinical educator. The aim is to enhance the therapist's or saddle fitter's confidence in making assessments of the horse-saddle-rider combination as one unit, rather than only focusing on a single component of that combination.

The previous module and practical session consolidated learning musculoskeletal structures. The focus of this day will be on muscle action viewed on demo horses and ponies so that learners can further develop their eye for analysing movement. Lecture content is highly applied so that the learner will soon be pinpointing which prime muscles are activated by the horse and rider in a variety of equitation movements so that they can begin to ultimately apply this knowledge to both static and dynamic posture.

The online and offline presentations form a spiral learning experience, with related future presentations, towards the ultimate goal of proficient professional reasoning in the assessment and preparation of the modern sport horse and pony, together with their saddles and riders, for the improvement and sustainability of the competition partnership.

This presentation is the third module (including Equine Vocational Study Skills) in a series under development to progress learners towards performance preparation of horse, saddle and rider combinations. Manual techniques combined with ground schooling, rider stabilisation and saddle fit checking methods will ultimately qualify learners to make a practical contribution to the improvement and sustainability of horse, saddle and rider combinations. This qualification will ultimately lead to professional registration of graduates. Accreditation is pending and it is scheduled to be ready for enrolment in the Spring of 2020. Anyone successfully completing elements of the proposed course before enrolment will be given credit for recognition of prior learning. Contact us for further information.

Learners are directed to also complete the 3 hour Equine Vocational Study Skills module which is free to participate in if they haven't already done so: .

Seminar/Workshop presented and demonstrated by RAMP registered Veterinary Physiotherapist, Caroline Lindsay:

Open to equine therapists, coaches, saddle fitters and trainers who have completed the Horse Saddle Rider Kinetic Anatomy online course.

Full information about Caroline Lindsay can be found here:

Max 12 participants - book early to secure your place.

Arrival 9.00am for 9.30am start. 4pm finish.

Participants must bring suitable footwear and helmets for the workshop session.

6 hours CPD - attendance certificates given (total 9 hours with completion of the online phase).

Joining details will be sent to participants the week before the start of the event.

Accommodation is plentiful in Harwich and very competitively priced - I will create a Facebook group of attendees so that you can all share your plans and I can provide accommodation suggestions.

Any queries, please email

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