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Welcome to this video course! In the course, world-renowned Trainer, Author and Veterinarian – Gerd Heuschmann introduces equine biomechanics of the head and neck position in relation to achieving a good working balance.

You are welcome to watch a short introduction to the course in this short video.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss how different head and neck positions can influence your horse.
  • Describe the characteristics of self carriage.
  • Explain the difference between bending from the neck and trunk bends.
  • Discuss the physiological, mental and behavioral consequences of riding in tension.
  • Discuss the discomfort of a horse ridden in tension.
  • Identify a downward stretch.
  • Explain correct head and neck positions when starting a young horse and re-training an older horse.

If you score over 70% in the quiz at the end, you can download a free certificate and an electronic badge to share on your LinkedIn and social media profiles to show you have passed this course.