Sunday, March 13, 2016

Horses Inside Out with Gillian Higgins

with Stephanie Martin

Horse Anatomy for Performance examines the anatomy of the 11 systems of the horse and explains how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses.

Beautifully illustrated with new paintings and diagrams it really brings anatomy to life and clearly explains the importance, relevance and interaction between each of the anatomical systems relaying the information in a practical, clear easy to understand format.

Of interest to riders, therapists, students and indeed anyone with the best interest of the horse at heart it is visually appealing, original and easily understandable.

"Finally a book where you can learn how your horse ticks -inside out- and it is easy to understand and fun to read.  A must for every serious equestrian."    Dr. W. Bechtolsheimer

View all of Gillian’s books and DVD’s here…

Biography: Gillian Higgins
BSc (Hons) First Class, Dip (RM) MSM, ITEC(equine), MCAM, BHS Senior Coach, MRAC, MESMA, MIRVAP

Gillian is a professional Sports and Remedial Therapist, specializing in assessing and mobilizing muscles, improving performance and educating horse owners. She is also an anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, Stable Manager and Author.

With a bubbly, engaging presentation style, a passion for anatomy and biomechanics and with the welfare and comfort of the horse in mind, she gives lectures all over the world to anyone keen to ride or train sensitively. She has given demonstrations at the Global Dressage Forum in Holland, the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, the World Arab, Horse Organization in Qatar as well as at the Horse University in Brazil, the Horse Expo in South Africa as well as many European countries.

Gillian has written several popular books and DVDs. There are more in the pipeline. She writes regularly for equestrian magazines (see published articles here).

Gillian has a First Class Honours Degree and Human and Equine Remedial Sports Massage qualifications. She is also a McTimoney-Corley Animal Manipulator. Gillian regularly attends courses in all her fields of interest and is committed to giving both humans and equines the best possible levels of care and consideration. She works closely with Vets and regularly attends veterinary seminars and conferences. Gillian has represented the BHS in Sweden as part of the Leonardo Exchange programme designed to share knowledge with our European Counterparts. This has given her valuable insight into alternative methods of training and treatments, the best of which she incorporates into her own practices.

Gillian is a member of the Equine Sports Massage Association, the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists, the McTimoney-Corley Association and the British Horse Society.

On a more personal note, Gillian rides and competes at Dressage and has competed at British Eventing from pre –novice up to Advanced level. She has represented Great Britain at the Student Rider’s Nations Cup in Austria 2004 and Canada 2006 where she achieved Individual Gold for dressage.

In 2014 Gillian was awarded honorary international lifetime membership to the Equine Therapies Association of Australia for contribution to the horse industry in Australia.

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