Course curriculum

  • 2

    Setting the Stage

    • 3) Center of Mass and Center of Gravity

    • 4) The Neck as a Fulcrum

    • 5) Compensations Will Eventually Affect All Systems

    • 6) What Happens in the Hoof, Does NOT Stay in the Hoof

    • 7) Meet Merkel and Pacini

    • 8) The More Distortion, The Fewer Merkels

    • 9) Quick Recap of Distal Limb

  • 3

    Finding Our Landmarks

    • 10) Atlas, the Weight of the World

    • 11) C2 or Axis

    • 12) Halter Breaking Babies can Affect Them as Adults

    • 13) Appreciating How Training Can Create Adverse Effects

    • 14) Did You Know there is a Mirror in the Spine?

    • 15) Feedback Loop with the Ground

    • 16) Thoracic Sling

    • 17) Long Toes Can Cause which Muscle to Atrophy?

    • 18) The Lumbosacral Bridge

    • 19) Understanding Antagonists and Introducing Tensegrity

    • 20) Find Your Zen

    • 21) Scalenes and the Latissimus Dorsi

    • 22) What Other Pathology Piggybacks with NPAs?

  • 4

    Widen the View

    • 23) Aim for Perfection, Settle for Excellence

    • 24) Geometry in Motion

    • 25) Yay! Physics!

    • 26) Compounding Factors

    • 27) Always Think Holistically!

  • 5

    Adding Depth to our Landscape

    • 28) Circulation and Terrain

    • 29) Storytime!

    • 30) Good Digital Cushions Help Create Nice Hooves

    • 31) Stepping Further Along with the Nervous System

    • 32) Don't Forget the Zen!

  • 6

    Case Studies

    • Murphy, Case Study 1, Part 1

    • Murphy, Case Study 1, Part 2

    • Bowie, Case Study 2

    • Bye for Now!

Who should take this class?

Besides everybody? :) This is the prequel to the new Decoding the Hoof and Body Connection Class. So any student that will take, has taken, or wants to take the Decoding In-person Class, would benefit from taking this online course. It is also geared to horse owners, and riders, that want to know more about soundness, compensation patterns, and are trying to understand on a deeper level how the horse is intended to move.

Remember, this is for educational purposes only.

But then again, why else are we here... except to be students of the horse?