Rider Biomechanic Clinic August 24, 2019

Did you know rider asymmetries are common?
Even highly skilled riders have asymmetries!

A functional movement assessment of the rider on and off the horse allows for a better understanding as to rider fundamental movement limitations or commonly called “asymmetries”.

The Rider Biomechanic Assessment offered by Physio Equine Solutions combines human and equine functional movement assessment with sport specific analysis of motion. This allows the physical therapist to discern the underlying cause of the asymmetry or limited functional movement. Once the big picture cause – effect relationship is identified, appropriate physical therapy interventions and exercise programs can be implemented and monitored to decrease rider pain and/or asymmetry to improve rider and horse performance.

Clinic Logistics:
1. Please call or text Emily Shields at 443-883-0724 for questions about clinic.
2. The clinic will take place at The Equine Education Center (formerly known as RT & 3L Farm) at 4240 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD 21755.
3. Drive straight all the way down the lane to the indoor ring, lecture will be in the barn attached to indoor. Car parking located by the attached barn.
4. There will be light refreshments throughout the day.
5. There will be chairs and tables for lecture time. Chairs can be taken into indoor to watch mounted assessments.
6. Lunch is on your own. We recommend calling ahead to Watson’s a small carry out place less than 5 minutes away. During the morning break, we will have menu’s and will have someone pick up the order when it is ready.

What to expect on the clinic day:
1. Come dressed in comfortable riding attire if you are doing a mounted or unmounted assessment. Bring usual riding boots, chaps, stirrup leathers/saddle, gloves, and any other rider accessories that make contact with the horse. Bridles not necessary for unmounted assessment.

  • Lecture will be from 8:30a-10:30a
  • Objectives
    • What is Rider Biomechanics?
    • Rider Anatomy
    • Human Functional Movements
    • Rider Strength vs. Stability
    • Pitfalls of Rider Biomechanics
    • Unmounted Rider Warmup
  • Unmounted Assessments 10:30a-12:30p
  • Lunch on your own 12:30-1:30p
  • Mounted Assessments 1:30-4p

Clinic Levels of Participation:
1. Mounted Assessment $100
2. Unmounted Assessment $50
3. Audit $25

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