‘Essential reading for any horseman whether a hobby rider or an aspiring Olympic athlete’ Biomechanics is the study of how a body moves using mechanical principles. Understanding equine biomechanics is one of the most important aspects of the relationship between horse and rider as it helps the rider understand the complex interconnecting relationship and how when the weight and imbalance of a rider is added the whole process can go wrong. The understanding of modern equine biomechanics has changed considerably over the past 20 years. Equine Biomechanics provides details about the huge variety of therapies available, the variety of biomechanical theories and provides a simple explanation to treatments. Equine Biomechanics contains the most up to date theories of modern equine biomechanics. This book can help you improve performance, prevent injury and get the competitive edge Author, Bradley Whale from Berkshire, has competed in both national and international level sport; show jumping, dressage, rowing and modern pentathlon. He has narrowly missed out on Olympic qualification in 2000, 2004, 2008 – all in different sports. As a qualified osteopath he embarked upon an intensive period of research studying other therapies. He believes that not one therapy or theory truly encompasses the complexities of the patient and uses a variety of techniques with each client believing this makes the treatment process quicker and more effective. Bradley runs a small human practice in Henley on Thames and travels extensively to his equine clients. He also holds a number of lecturing and advisory positions.