|About||Equine In-Hand Therapy, a combination of Classical Training and Corrective Biomechanics. Establishing correct posture for ridden work without the rider|
Equine In-Hand Therapy is a combination of Classical Training and Corrective Biomechanics.
I have been studying both Equine Bio-Mechanics and In-Hand Training for six years. I started this Facebook group to support my business and inform horse owners, breaking down the technical jargon associated with Bio-Mechanics. I am in the process of designing my website and will have information to help horse owners decide whether they are using the correct training techniques. I would also like this Facebook group to be used as a forum.
Equine In-Hand Therapy has two objectives:
Firstly, it is a non-evasive therapy developed for the rehabilitation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons), lameness, kissing spine etc
Secondly, to prevent injury by developing all the muscles creating a sound, strong, balanced and flexible horse and more willing partner with a superior movement. The horse will reach its full potential sooner than if it was only ridden.
Some popular therapies address the symptoms of a problem and only provide temporary relief, leaving the cause untreated. Equine In-Hand Therapy addresses the underlying cause of the problem from a physical and psychological perspective by using corrective biomechanics.
Promotes the traditional values of dressage, lightness of the aids, elasticity suppleness of the back impulsion (not forced as it’s a result of strength and flexibility) transferring weight off the front and developing the back and hindquarters, as opposed to driving the horse forward and speed which loses impulsion and tightens the back.
The horse works through a series of progressive movements and exercises. In-Hand addresses the core of the problem; it is the basis for all horse training and compliments ridden work. It is suitable for young horses, unstarted horses, horses returning after a spell or injury, and those unridden due to minor lameness.