Hi everyone I just wanted to tell you all about some upcomimg events that we are bringing "down under" all the way from Nottingham, UK.... Painted Horse Evening Demonstration - 7 April A fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training and biomechanics from an anatomical perspective. This evening demonstration will use a combination of theory and live painted horses to look at the Skeletal & Muscular systems of the horse as well as how they move. Topics covered include: The Skeletal System ? The spine and back ? Posture ? How positioning of head and neck affects the back ? Anatomical saddle fit ? Lumbar soreness The Muscular System ? Muscle chains ? Different types of muscle contraction ? How the horse carries the weight of the rider How the Horse Moves ? Creating movement ? The paces ? How the horse bends, works in an outline and carries a rider. This demonstration is suitable for anyone who is passionate about horses. no prior anatomical knowledge required. See https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/get...-out-evening-demonstration-tickets-8126872695 for more info on this event.... Practical Day Course for Horse Riders and Owners, Anatomical Painting and Pilates for Horses - 9 April Led by Gillian Higgins, sports and Remedial Therapist for Horses and Humans. This day course demonstration will use a combination of theory and live painted horses to look at the Skeletal and Muscular systems and Pilates type exercises for horses. There will be plenty of hands on participation. Topics include: An Introduction to the Musculo-Skeletal System Anatomical Painting Session Movement Demonstration The Theory of Posture and Pilates Pilates Demonstration Pilates Practical The Equine gym This demonstration is suitable for anyone who is passionate about horses. No prior anatomical knowledge required. See https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/anatomical-painting-and-pilates-for-horses-tickets-8127791443 for more info. Video Based Day Course - 11 April This course will get you thinking about riding and training from a whole new perspective! It will look at the structure and function of the equine body and relate it to way of going. The course is illustrated with wonderful slow motion video of painted horses showing exactly what is happening under the skin. There will be plenty of observational exercises and discussion. It is of interest to horse owners, riders, dressage enthusiasts, event riders, show-jumpers, therapists, saddlers, farriers, podiatrists - in fact anyone who would like to learn more about how horses work. 8.30 Registration and coffee 9.00 Introduction 9.30 Equine Posture 10.45 Break 11.15 How your Horse Moves: Focus on Flatwork 12.30 Lunch 1.30 Riding from the Anatomical Perspective 2.40 Break 3.00 Gymnastic Jumption and Polework exercises for Flexibility and co-ordination 4.00 Close Tea and Coffee Morning Tea, Lunch (sandwiches/Fruit Platter) and Afternoon tea included See Horses Inside Out Video Based Clinic Tickets, Ipswich - Eventbrite for more info Arabian Horses Inside Out Clinic - 12 April Led by Gillian Higgins, Sports and Remedial Therapist for Horses and Humans, and Coralie Gordon, judge, breeder of pure crabbet, high percentage crabbet, show and endurance horses for over 30 years. This day is dedicated to continual education of Judges, Judge Candidates, Breeders, Trainers and Lovers of the Arabian Horse. Our day will include: The Skeletal system The Muscular System How the Horse Moves and what this all means to the Arabian Horse. Gillian spoke at 2011 WAHO conference in Qatar. Followed by a Sausage Sizzle. See Arabian Horses Inside Out. An day with Gillian Higgins Tickets, Glamorgan Vale - Eventbrite for more info! We would love to meet you all at these events so do make sure you come and meet us, have a go at painting and learn lots!