Anatomy In Motion: The Visible Horse

Visible Horse: Swiss Demo

Visible Horse: Swiss Demo

Peggy Brown with Visible Horse

American Riding Assoc. Symposium

American Riding Assoc. Symposium

Susan Harris and Peggy Brown: The Visible Rider at the American Riding Instructor Association Symposium

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Visible Horse Zippy (standing): Muscles

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Visible Horse Zippy (standing): Skeleton

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Visible Horse Zippy (jumping): Skeleton

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Original Visible Horse demonstration — The first of its kind!

Visible Horse Zippy (jumping): Muscles

Visible Horse on TV

Visible Horse on TV

Susan Harris and the Visible Horse

Susan Harris and the Visible Horse

Painting the Visible Horse

Painting the Visible Horse

Painting the Visible Horse

Painting the Visible Horse

Visible Horse Dressage Demo

Visible Horse Dressage Demo

Susan Harris presenting

Japan Presentation

Japan Presentation

Presentation at the Japan Jockey School, Chito, Japan (Susan Harris & Peggy Brown)

The Visible Horse Presentation

 

A unique and original demonstration originally done by Susan Harris, where she painted the muscles and skeletal system on a living horse to show how the anatomy of the horse works in motion at all gaits. The skeletal system, painted on one side, demonstrates the structure and movement of the body and limbs. On the other side, the colorfully painted major muscle groups show how the "circle of muscles" works to produce good movement and balance.The horse worked on the longe line, making it easy to see and understand the function of the bones and muscles,  what causes good and poor movement, and common causes of movement problems. 

 

Susan Harris' Visible Horse demonstration was the first of its kind—a unique and original "Anatomy Painted Horse," that was featured at major equine expos and clinics in North America,  Europe, Australia, Iceland and Japan since l996, including Equitana USA, Equitana Asia- Pacific, Equineaffaire, Ride With the Stars Super Clinics, the Quarter Horse Congress and the George Morris Horsemastership Clinic in Wellington, Florida. 

The Visible Horse, an Inside Look at Conformation, is a new presentation that uses the painted horse to look at the horse's skeletal structure, the foundation of conformation. When you look at bone structure,  shoulder angles, and proportions with "x-ray eyes," you view conformation, movement and soundness with a new understanding. It's also easier to identify blemishes and unsoundnesses when you see the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments on a living horse. This demonstration is presented at equine expos, clinics and workshops, but is not yet available on DVD.

 

The Skeletal System

The Muscle Groups

The Original Painted Horse:   The first Visible Horse presentation was given at Equitana USA in 1996.  Satori, a purebred Arabian gelding owned by Peggy Brown, was the original "Living Anatomy Model Horse." He was also the prototype for the Breyer Antomy in Motion model horse. Satori is truly "a horse of a different color!"