The Dynamic Horse by Hilary Clayton
The Dynamic Horse describes the principles underlying the science of biomechanics, then illustrates how these principles apply to horsemanship and equine locomotion using examples that will be familiar to anyone accustomed to working around horses. Through knowledge of biomechanics, the reader will develop a better understanding of how horses move and perform. The Dynamic Horse addresses key concepts including tempo, rhythm, balance, characteristics of different gaits, speed and economy of movement, and jumping mechanics.
Dr. Hilary Clayton is a veterinarian, researcher and rider. After graduating from the Glasgow University Veterinary College in 1973 she spent two years working in a mixed practice in Scotland before returning to the academic environment to complete a PhD. She worked as an academic veterinarian and researcher at veterinary colleges in Great Britain, The Netherlands, Canada and the USA. In 1997, Dr. Clayton became the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Clayton’s research interests are in the area of equine sport science, especially biomechanics and conditioning of sport horses, and the interaction between rider and horse. Her research involves using sophisticated equipment and computer programs to analyze the horse’s gaits and movement patterns. She has published five books (Conditioning Sport Horses, Colour Atlas of Large Animal Applied Anatomy, Equine Locomotion, The Dynamic Horse, Clinical Anatomy of the Horse) and many scientific manuscripts on these topics. Dr. Clayton is a past President of the Association for Equine Sports Medicine, and a former Board Member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
- ISBN13:: 9780974767000
- PAGES: 265
- Item #: 6191