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Learn Horse Anatomy in Sculpture

February 18, 2019

What happens to the horse muscularly when the horse grazes. Is it good or bad posture?

January 16, 2019

Pronunciation of muscles

  • (Trapezius) tra·​pe·​zi·​us | \trə-ˈpē-zē-əs

  • (Longissimus) lon·​gis·​si·​mus | \län-ˈjis-i-məs

  • (Psoas) pso·​as | \ˈsō-əs (silent “P”)

  • (External Abdominal Oblique) ex·​ter·​nal | \ek-ˈstər-nᵊl \ab-dom-uh-nl | \ō-ˈblēk

  • (Tra...

December 6, 2018

Highlights: 

  • Understanding relaxation of the neck 

  • Bones of the neck 

  • Help your horse find relief 

  • Exercises to help heal or avoid forced longitudinal flexion 

Pronunciation 

  • cer-vi-cal ver-te-brae

  • nu-chal lig-a-ment 

  • nu-chal la-mina

  • ...

October 22, 2018

It's important for anyone who works with a horse to understand the function of a horses’ back, so he/she can protect the horse from long-term injury and avoid self-injury or death when riding or driving. In this blog post, the locations and functions of the nuchal funi...

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 14, 2018

Areas of body condition
We can break out the areas of assessment into at least 6 categories. See chart below.

 

The BLUE area is skeletal. S.E.A. considers this to be the first area of assessment because horses with skeletal damage from misuse, incorrect training, lack...

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