Pectoral Musculature of the Equine

Anatomy The pectoral muscle group of the horse is comprised of four separate muscles: transverse pectoral, ascending pectoral, descending pectoral and subclavius. These muscles are commonly categorised into superficial pectoral (transverse and descending), deep pectoral (ascending) and subclavius. The pectoral mm.* function together to adduct the forelimb and suspend the trunk between the two thoracicContinue reading “Pectoral Musculature of the Equine”

The Equine Iliopsoas Muscle

Following my attendance to an insightful and thought-provoking lecture and demonstration by Tom Beech (The Osteopathic Vet), Ricky Gache (Farrier) and Mandy Miller (Olympus Saddlery Ltd) at Lomond Classical Equestrian Centre… this weeks muscle focus will orientate around the Iliopsoas muscle group of the horse. This blog post will also touch on “The Psoas Theory” whichContinue reading “The Equine Iliopsoas Muscle”

Persevering through physical illness

As Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week (14th – 20th October) comes to a close, I thought it apt to speak about my unprecedented life events in 2018. For a long time I have “um’ed and ah’ed” as to whether sharing my experiences with my health would be a good thing to do. Yet, if this blogContinue reading “Persevering through physical illness”

The Art of Long-lining

The inspiration for the writing of this blog post came from my recent attendance to a long-lining class held by Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre. Having previously studied and witnessed long-lining (alongside disagreeing with the practice of lunging), I thought it best to learn the art of long-lining from some of the most educated people inContinue reading “The Art of Long-lining”

Guest Blog: “The Buzz about the Fuzz”

Written by Fran McNicol, this guest blog post zooms into a crucial biological component that can be argued to lack attention – fascia. The Importance of Fascia I started noticing the buzz about the fuzz a year or so ago. The “fuzz” is fascia, a form of connective tissue which importance is generally overlooked. WhenContinue reading “Guest Blog: “The Buzz about the Fuzz””