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Mentor Me: Professional Series (Back & Barrel)

Our Mentor Me for the professional series is a deep dive into specific areas of the body, and what we are looking for within these regions. We go through anatomy and function to allow the equine professional to understand the biomechanics specific to this region. In these courses, you will learn assessment techniques to be available to evaluate this specific region, and understand what the evaluation means to both the horses movement and functional balance.  We will equate these in balances back to what you’re feeling as a bodyworker and a trainer, and how to differentiate primary problems from secondary or compensatory issues.

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Join us for a deep dive exploring the horses back and barrel. In this course, you will learn the significance of the horses rib mobility, and how it affects the strength and positioning of the horses back. We will talk through the range of motion of the thoracic and lumbar spine, and how the ring of muscles affects the overall posture. We will also learn how to both palpate and work through back postural, imbalance and why this region can often remain sore even in a quality training program.

  • Anatomy 
  • Biomechanics
  • Assessment 
  • Common imbalances and how to address them

What You'll Learn

(1) Mentor Me - Professional series - Back and barrel - Slide show

Here the participant will have slide show of what is being presented. This is great for note taking and will spark questions for further study. There is also a section of activations and stretches that apply to this region of the body.

(2) Mentor Me - Professional series - Back and barrel - Video portion

Here the participant will watch both the lecture and the lab portion of the mentorship evening.

What You'll Learn

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