Biomechanics workshop with Raquel Butler
15th and 16th October, 2022
Raquel graduated as a Veterinarian from Melbourne University in 2004. She has worked in a number of practices encompassing Australia, UK and Vanuatu and has always had a passion for complementary medicine with her own business Integrated Veterinary Therapeutics. Raquel is a qualified Animal Biomechanical Medicine Practitioner (encompassing osteopathic and chiropractic techniques) and the president of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) research project in 2022 and is an Equine Muscle Release Therapy (EMRT®) and Canine and Cat Muscle Release Therapy (CCMRT®) Practitioner as well as currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Acupuncture.
A DRESSAGE FOCUS
- A fun, interactive clinic breaking down the equine gaits to gain a greater level of insight and understanding into the biomechanics of each gait
- Train your eye to recognise what is normal and abnormal
- How conformation, posture and lameness affect the horse
- How to break down the gait and then put the puzzle pieces/patterns presenting together to get a whole picture of the horses biomechanics and any unsoundness
- How to recognise common lameness issues
This clinic is a combination of presentations and practical aspects that encourages engagement, group interactions and input.
- The first day will encompass assessing conformation and posture and identification of bony landmarks with interactive sessions of observing and feeling (in your own body!) horse movement along with a methodical approach to biomechanical observations of the horse
- The second day will focus on the thoracic sling and the ability for self carriage, assessing motion in different gaits and dressage movements in-hand.
This clinic is aimed at bodyworkers and horse owners and riders with a thirst for more knowledge.