Posture and Performance: Riding and Training from the Anatomical Perspective

From the author of the highly successful titles How Your Horse Moves and Horse Anatomy for Performance comes a completely different training manual based on the philosophy that ‘understanding anatomy improves performance and reduces the risk of injury’. Divided into three main parts — Principles of Anatomical Riding and Training; Exercises for Horse and Rider; and Troubleshooting — the book contains a wealth of practical tips and exercises broken down into easy-to-follow, well-illustrated steps showing how riders can improve their riding skills and potential.

The author suggests ways to improve horses’ physique, posture, flexibility, stability, core strength, performance and movement, and how to reduce muscular and movement problems and thereby reduce the risk of injury.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback (PLC) | 246 mm x 189 mm / 9 ¾ x 7 ½ | Colour | 168 Pages |

Gillian Higgins is a sports and remedial therapist, equine therapist, rider and British Horse Society senior coach and anatomist. She regularly writes articles for equestrian magazines and is also requested to give quotes in response to ‘ask the expert’. She founded Horses Inside Out, an organisation which gives a fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training and management from an anatomical perspective. Previous titles include Horse Anatomy for Performance and How Your Horse Moves.

Stephanie Martin is a literacy teacher, author and editor who has worked with Gillian on her previous books.


Horses and People, April 2016
“Gillian has again impressed with her unique work; showing a new perspective on horse anatomy and biomechanics.” 

Posture and Performance reviewed in Horses and People

Horses and People, March 2016
“This beautifully illustrated book contains hundreds of photographs of Gillian Higgins’ works.”

Posture and Performance features in Horses and People Magazine

Equine News, March 2016
“The book is filled with gorgeous images that have all been crafted by anatomical creations being painted on the horse by the author.”

Equine News Reviews Posture and Performance

Equine News, March 2016
“Maintaining good posture is an essential part of good horsemanship which will ensure comfort and well-being.”

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Equestrian Life, January 2016
Understanding your horses anatomy can improve performance and help you realise its potential as well as your own.

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The Australian Performance Horse, December 2015
“…truly spectacular.

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