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Rider Biomechanics: Improving Horse and Rider Performance with Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire

Via Zoom @ 2-5pm

About this event: Rider Biomechanics: Improving Horse and Rider Performance with Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire

This course will look at the biomechanics of the rider and the effect that the rider and their biomechanics can have on equine health and performance.

Topics to be covered:

  • Rider biomechanics - understanding the demands of riding from a biomechanical aspect
  • Rider asymmetry and its effect on equine performance
  • Effect that saddle design has on rider biomechanics
  • Assessing rider asymmetry
  • Specific rider-based exercises to improve rider symmetry
  • Evidence based solutions to help restore rider function

For all attendees, CPD certificates available as well as a “view only” recording of the webinar with a 14 day access pass. There will also be a Q and A session with ample opportunity to post questions via our interactive Q&A panel


Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire:

Russell MacKechnie-Guire graduated from Warwickshire College in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in Equine and Human Sports Science and now holds a PhD in Equine Biomechanics, graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2019. Russell’s thesis was titled ‘The Relationship between Saddle and Rider Kinematics, Equine Locomotion, and Thoracolumbar Pressures in Sports Horses’. Russell is based at Centaur Biomechanics, a company which he founded in 2006. He has extensively researched the effect that tack (saddle, bridle and girth) has on equine health and performance. Russell’s current area of research is horse-saddle-rider interaction, spinal kinematics in horses when ridden over ground and the effect that rider asymmetry has on equine back movement. In addition, Russell collaborates with researchers from around the world on various research projects associated with equine health and performance. He regularly presents his work at international meetings throughout the world and is a consultant for the British Equestrian Federations World Class, Team GBR programme. Russell is a member of the Team GBR’s Scientific Advisory Group, Society of Master Saddlers Scientific Advisory Group and chairs the horse+rider subgroup, part of the International Task force on Laterality in Sports Horses.


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