At Equestricare we understand that not everyone wants to, needs to, or can dedicate the time to gaining a certification. We also understand that it is important to bring as many world renowned guest to Australia and this supports one of our values of education and innovation.  Here we will include those workshops that we host at our venue Quenda Glade Equine that aren’t our certifications.

Quenda Glade Equine

Equestricare has it’s own workshop venue here in WA – Quenda Glade Equine.  This venue is purpose built for anatomy and therapy workshops and lectures with an air conditioned classroom that seats 100 seminar style or 20 at table, an undercover horse practical area, yards, arena and round yards.

Email training@equestricare.com.au to find out about booking your next workshop here

For all details and event listings check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/quendaglade

Sharon May Davis | Equine Lectures

65 Quenda Glade Gidgegannup , July 2020

This seminar is not to be missed!!
After a sell out seminar in 2019, Sharon May Davis will be presenting some more of her research to the general public.
This evening is aimed at anyone who is curious about new developments and new research in equine anatomy and biomechanics, or who would like to know how they can recognise and help their horses with certain anatomical issues present in modern day horse.
Sharon May – Davis is known worldwide for her knowledge of the horses body and biomechanics. Sharon’s many dissections around the world has enabled her to research her work with many different breeds, her work as a researcher and therapist has truly driven her passsion and enabled her to see the true story – what is really going on underneath.
This seminar will be bringing all the latest and up to date research to date – covering;
The Congenital Malformation of C6 and C7.
This current research is being picked up by the Italians, Americans (UC Davis) and Willem Back at Utrecht (Willem Back wrote Equine Locomotion with Hilary Clayton) and Sue Dyson from the Animal Health Trust in the UK. The talk discusses the malformation and the potential ramification of riding such horses and the visual indicators to watch out for via veterinary work ups that have been videoed.
It will also look at the latest research regarding new findings occurring in the foot in relation to this, as well as how owners, riders and trainers can learn to stabilise the Caudal neck.
Sharon will also talk about her research with regards to Comparative anatomy between primitive and modern day horse and what it means to us as riders, trainers and therapists.
Sharon shares a wealth of knowledge that she has encountered in years of research, what the effects are on our present horse, how to adapt our way of training, what you as a therapist needs to know so that you can support the horse in the right way, what you need to know as hoof trimmer, which is important for you as a coach and or trainer.

Whole Horse Standing Dissections WA

• Quenda Glade Equine

July 4th – 6th

July 10th – 12th

Three day Dissection – with Sharon May-Davis.
This is a workshop not to be missed by ANYONE.. absolutely fantastic, an experience you will always remember.

Whole horse dissection; this is an exploration of one side of the horse –
This workshop will cover:
• Basic neurology
• Musculo-skeletal system – complete half side of the horse discussing muscle; origin/s, insertion/s, function/s and relationships
As part of the journey we reveal the problems that the horse had, its individual qualities and potential restrictions within the structure.
Including;
• Joint pathology
• Fascia
• Ligaments
• Palpation and range of motion is also investigated

On the final day the horse is turned and the joints explored as a comparative.

It looks at the differences between text book diagrams of muscle location and the reality of what is really under the skin.

Anatomy in Action

• WA & QLD 2021

 

A Practical look at Applied Biomechanics, Movement, Posture, Skeletal Maturity, Training, Dressage, Jumping, Position, Therapy, Saddle-fit, Assessment and Asymmetry.

This course will look at practical aspects of applied biomechanics and anatomical principles of movement related to the horse. It will take an in depth look at the structure and function of the equine body and relate it to way of going. The course is illustrated with wonderful slow motion video of painted horses showing exactly what is happening under the skin as well as live painted horses.

There will be plenty of discussion and hands on participation. The course is a mix of theory and practical observation.

It is of interest to riders, therapists, saddlers, farriers – in fact anyone who would like to appreciate the relevance of applied anatomy and biomechanics to how the horse moves.

Horses Inside Out Australia Tour

• November 2021

Don’t wait until it’s too late!! After the huge success of our 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2019 tours, we are excited to welcome Gillian Higgins back to Australia in 2021. She will be back with her “Anatomy in Action Tour”!  So keep in touch to find out more closer to the time!

For all details and event listings check out the facebook page: facebook.com/horsesinsideoutaustralia

Anatomical Painting & Pilates

Back in 2021

Led by Gillian Higgins, Sports and Remedial Therapist for Horses and Humans, this course is open to horse owners, riders and students.

The course will look at the anatomy of the muscular and skeletal system, stretching and pilates-style exercises for horses.

The first half of the course will involve learning more about the anatomy as you paint it on your horse.

The secod half will involve pilates style exercises for your horse. These are excellent ways to develop a stronger bond between horse and handler. Techniques demonstrated on these courses can be useful for physical and mental relaxation, improving performance, reducing muscle tension and stiffness, preparing for exercise or competition and reducing the risk of injury.

There will be plenty of hands on participation.

World Renowned Evening Extravaganza

• Back in 2021

A Not to be Missed Event!!A fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training and biomechanics from an anatomical perspective.This evening demonstration will use a combination of theory and live painted horses to look at the Skeletal & Muscular systems of the horse as well as how they move.

Topics covered include:

  • The Skeletal System
  • The spine and back
  • Posture
  • How positioning of head and neck affects the back
  • Anatomical saddle fit
  • Lumbar soreness
  • The Muscular System
  • Muscle chains
  • Different types of muscle contraction
  • How the horse carries the weight of the rider
  • How the Horse Moves
  • Creating movement
  • The paces

How the horse bends, works in an outline and carries a rider.This demonstration is suitable for anyone who is passionate about horses. no prior anatomical knowledge required.