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EQ600SA Equine Gait Abnormalities and Lameness

As usual our courses evolve. We decided students would appreciate a three day clinic that focused on gait abnormalities and lameness. 

Understanding gait diagramming and where the limbs are placed throughout individual gaits enables you to visualize which joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles are utilized for the movements.

In this course we will use actual horses for practicals and also have film footage for the classroom for discussion. 

Course Outline:

·          Recognizing and improving your eye for gait abnormalities

·          Gait problem solving and discussion

·          Evaluating the posture in response to performance issues

·          Noticing common patterns in gait deficits

·          Diagramming the footfall of gaits

·          Causes and symptoms of the lame horse

·          Subjective analysis of conformation: Limb deviations, rotations and determination of symmetry

·          Basic anatomy and terminology

·          Preventing lameness

·          High Speed Cinematography



For those participants who are not currently in the horse health care industry it is highly recommended that you participate in the EQ50: Free Online Equine Anatomy Course which can be found at:

Students should be very familiar with the skeletal anatomy to get the most out of this course before attending.   

A good knowledge of horse handling skills and safety is required.


Strongly Suggested Text:

Practical Guide to Lameness in Horses by Ted Stashak and Cherry Hill.

The Comprehensive Guide to Equine Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Barb Crabbe

Clinical Anatomy of the Horse by Dr. Hilary Clayton and Dr. Peter Flood   


Suggestions for Future Reading:

The Dynamic Horse by Dr. Hilary Clayton

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse by Denoix and Pailloux

Animal Physiotherapy by Narelle Stubbs

Your Horse\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Well Being by Linda Tellington- Jones

The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst and Davies

Cavaletti by Klimke

Equine Exercise Physiology by Dr. David Marlin