May 21 - 22, 2016
For the Good of the Horse: The Biomechanics of Soundness
with Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
We are proudly hosting Dr. Gerd Heuschmann for his first visit to Northern California!
The Biomechanics of Soundness Symposium will provide you with a very unique and special opportunity to enhance your understanding of how basic training principles and equine conformation can be combined to enhance your horse’s performance and soundness.
The lecture will include 3D modeling of the horse, interactive discussions, as well as horse and rider demonstrations.
By gaining a better understanding of your horse’s biomechanics, you can learn how to implement this knowledge into your daily riding routine to keep your horse sound and relaxed in his work. This course will incorporate information that will apply to all disciplines–dressage, eventing, jumping, and driving. Course information will be presented in a manner which will be educational for riders of all levels, novice to advanced.
Participants in past clinics and symposiums have reported nearly instantaneous beneficial changes in their horses and riding. His explanations are clear and precise, and his expertise is amazing. Come join us for this outstanding educational event!
Who should attend
Riders, trainers, and veterinary professionals who want to learn more about the role of biomechanics and correct riding in:
Woodland Stallion Station
34270 County Rd 20
Woodland, CA 95695
Register now to reserve your spot!
“Understanding the theory of riding is an essential basic so you can choose the right methods during practice. A rider will need to continue to search for the best methods throughout their whole riding career because of the dimension and complexity of this subject. Therefore, we will never reach the point where we can say: Now I know everything.'”
About Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
Dr. Gerd Heuschmann trained as a Bereiter (master rider) in Germany before qualifying for veterinary study at Munich University. There he specialized in equine orthopedics for 2 years before accepting a post as the head of the breeding department at the German Equestrian Federation (FN) , which he eventually left to start his own practice in Warendorf.
He has been an active member of the “hyperflexion” (previously referred to as “Rollkur”) debate, weighing in at the 2005 USDF National Symposium and the 2006 FEI Veterinary and Dressage Committees’ Workshop.
His concepts have been featured in many magazines, including Dressage Today and Horse & Hound. Along with Klaus Balkenhol and other prominent figures in the dressage community, Dr. Heuschmann is a founding member of Xenophon, an organization dedicated to “fighting hard against serious mistakes in equestrian sport”.
He is the author of:
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