Until horses learn to talk, we'll never fully understand what they are thinking, feeling and how the way we ride and equipment we use can affect them. However, through the application of science and the continuous training and development of instructors and riders, we can improve the way in which we ride and care for our horses and ultimately improve the overall welfare of the horse.
This is why the BHS North West region is excited to announce its 2016 Biomechanics Conference.
We will be joined by Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics who use science to improve both the rider's position and horse's performance. Centaur Biomechanics' services and products are all backed up by extensive research spanning over 56 projects looking at all aspects equestrian; more recently the Fairfax range including their revolutionary Performance girth (Team G.B.'s secret weapon in the 2012 Olympics).
Alongside Russell will be Jo Winfield FBHS. Jo, who gained her Fellowship of the BHS in 2007, specialises in helping riders and their horses at all levels to perform to their full potential. Jo is a British Eventing Coach, British Dressage Judge and an Examiner for the British Horse Society.
This day will count as CPD for BHS Registered Instructors but is open to all.
The busy programme includes:
- The Role of Tack and latest research into Saddlery, Bridles and Girths
- Flatwork demonstration showing the contrast of riders working at different levels
- Overview of Gait Analysis and latest research into Riding - Horse and Rider Interaction
- Flatwork Gait Analysis Demonstration with riders of differing abilities
- Jumping Gait Analysis Demonstration with riders of differing abilities
- Future Research
Please arrive at 9.30am ready for a 10am start. Refreshments and Lunch will be available to purchase in the cafe alongside the International Arena throughout the day.
£35 ROI / £40 all others