2004. Item #12929
Clayton, Hilary M. The Dynamic Horse: A Biomechanical Guide to Equine Movement and Performance. Sport Horse Publications, n.d. . xiii, 267p, many line ills. by Susan E. Harris and many charts. New hardcover; no jacket, as issued. ** Analysis of types of movement, forces, and gaits, by a world authority on the subject. A technical book, including mathematical formulas of the biomechanics under discussion. However, there is also much that will reward careful study and reading on tempo, rhythm, balance, and collection; jumping mechanics; speed and economy of movement; characteristics of different gaits (including some artificial ones); and locomotor qualities that affect performance and soundness. (Published at $50.00).