17 Things You Didn’t Know About Equine Biomechanics

  • 20 April 2021, 15:00

We all know that the way we move on our horse has an impact on how they feel and move, but thanks to technology it is now possible to objectively evaluate a rider’s position and how it influences the horse.

Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement and many national equestrian federations around the world are now looking more closely at equine and rider biomechanics and its link to performance.

Horse Sport Ireland is delighted to have DR Russell MacKechnie-Guire of Centaur Biomechanics, a consultant for the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class programme delivering a special two-part webinar on ‘Biomechanics of Horse and Rider from a Coaching Perspective’. This webinar aims to highlight some of the common biomechanical issues experienced by riders, how riders/coaches can recognise them and how to overcome these issues and ultimately improve performance.

Part 1 of the webinar will focus on Equine Biomechanics and will take place on Tuesday 27th April at 6pm via Zoom.

Part 2 of the webinar will focus on Rider Biomechanics and will take place on Tuesday 11th May at 6pm via Zoom.

This webinar series will be highly educational and informative for riders, coaches and anyone else with an interest in biomechanics of both the horse and rider. Participants are welcome to attend one or both webinars and these can be booked together or separately via:


This series will be particularly useful for HSI Accredited Coaches of all levels and 1 CPD point will be awarded per webinar to all HSI Accredited Coaches in attendance.

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