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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 course covers the 13 equine fascial lines as documented in dissections by Drs Schultz and Elbrond with anatomical drawings and explanations of the locations of each line. Movement or behavior issues that a horse might show when a line or lines are under tension are listed. Suggested techniques to test and isolate which line(s) are under the most tension are explained and suggestions of how to release the lines are provided.