Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments work together to produce movement.

Required Books:

  • Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement by Susan Harris, 2016
  • The Horse’s Muscles in Motion by Sara Wyche, 2014

Susan Harris’ book Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement is available from Amazon in ebook format.


Basic Biomechanics Courses Syllabus

Course Information

Estimated Time: 75 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate


Course Instructor


Section 1 – Laying the Foundation for Understanding Movement

Section 2 – Understanding the Gaits

Section 3 – Muscles and Movement

Section 4 – Recognizing Limitations in Movement

Section 5 – Rider Effects on Movement