The Dynamic Horse A Biomechanical Guide To Equine Movement And Performance
Lavishly illustrated by the renown horse author/illustrator/instructor Susan E. Harris. There are 100+ black and white drawings and equations/formulae. Dr. Clayton is one of the foremost experts in the world on Equine Biomechanics and Locomotion. She is Professor Emirita of the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine [this position was created specifically for Dr. Clayton], at Michigan State University [MSU], the oldest land-grant college in the USA.
Chapters are: Introduction; Temporal Kinematics; Linear Kinematics; Angular Kinematics; Aerial Motion; Kinetics Overview; Linear Kinetics; Angular Kinetics; Levers; Friction; Impact; Balance and Equilibrium; Energetics; Gait Characteristics; Ground Reaction Forces; Limb Mechanics; bibliography; 3 appendices; Index.
Besides being an absolutely brilliant and groundbreaking researcher, Dr. Clayton also rides and shows one of her Arabian horses at FEI level; and has another young Arabian [both bred at MSU] on his way up the levels. She is a gifted rider, instructor and innovative researcher. Her articles on bits and bitting may make you seriously reconsider what’s attached to the end of your reins! A great companion book to this one is Conditioning Sport Horses, by Dr. Clayton, which can be purchased along with this title. Very scarce and difficult title to find. ; B&W Illustrations; 6 x 9 1/4; 267 pages .