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The equine fascial lines provide a way of understanding functional anatomy in relation to equine locomotion. Rather than looking at individual muscles, the fascial lines connect muscles, tendons and ligaments to form continuous lines within the horse’s body.

Danish veterinarians Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Elbrond set out to see if the Fascial Lines discussed by Thomas Myers in his book, Anatomy Trains, also existed in horses. In 2015 they published a paper with their findings.

This class shares information with you about the location of the equine lines as documented in the dissections by Drs. Schultz and Elbrond. Additionally, indicators that you might see in a horse with tension in a particular line or lines are listed along with some suggestions on how to address these issues.