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Learn Horse Anatomy in Sculpture

February 25, 2019

Anatomy Pronunciation

erector spi· nae | \ -ˈspē-nə (erector spinae)
lon· gis· si· mus | \ län-ˈjis-i-məs (longissimus)

As stated by Jean-Marie Denoix in Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse when the horse lowers the neck the thoracic fle...

November 21, 2018

Highlights: 

  • Identify the saddle support area

  • How the horse must move to build rider support 

  • Understanding the thoracic vertebrae 

  • Identifying lift in the horse's back

Pronunciation 
lon-gi-ssi-mus dor-si
thor-aco-lum-bar
la-ti-ssi-mus 

Rider S...

August 22, 2018


The skull is formed mainly by flat bones interlocking together. There are 34 bones making up the complex structure. The flat bones are joined by cartilage at birth, as the horse matures the cartilage is replaced by bone.

Head motion is controlled mainly by the neck mu...

August 7, 2018

Building the Stick Figure  
The foreleg refers to the entire front limb of the horse. The haunches refers to the hind end. It is important to note that the foreleg is from the scapula down to where the hoof meets the ground on both sides and in between the legs comfort...

1. The Choosing of Composition

Before a sculptor touches her tools, she must have a clear picture in her mind of what she will be sculpting, it's purpose and disposition. This is established through the constant study of the living animal and all his attributes, the und...

April 23, 2018

What materials you need to start learning horse anatomy and where to acquire them.

April 14, 2018

Learn to identify muscle tension in the horse.

April 9, 2018

1. The time it takes

Just like an athlete the horse requires time, a minimum of two years, to strengthen his body before he is ridden. This strengthening happens through specific gymnastic exercises that encourage relaxation in the horse and careful development of speci...

April 6, 2018

sculpting your own horse best practices

March 26, 2018

Start memorizing equine anatomy terms today!