The story of the horse from the ‘inside-out’

Although issues are often hidden in a deep place, we’re able to see and feel them from the outside.
For example: tightening, drought, variations in colour and/or temperature and so on.
When you pay attention to these details, you’ll be able to discover a treasure of information right under your eyes.

During the dissection of the whole horse body, Sharon May-Davis will take you on journey in her area of expertise that made her world famous.
Central question for every dissection is: ‘What story does the inside of the horse tells us about its life?’

This course is a must for therapists, saddle fitters, hoof carers, trainer and passionate horselovers who want to understand and experience what’s beneath the skin of the horse.

Experiencing what’s beneath the skin will allow you as see and feel how

Problems arise, how they influence the rest of the body and what you can do to prevent and/or solve them.
You’ll get an unique opportunity to experience the effect of different kinds of bits in the horse’s mouth on the movement of the hyoid and on the hind- and frontlegs.
The influence of the saddle on the range of motion will also be demonstrated.

Under Sharon’s guidance you’ll be investigating the different layers of the horse, how they function seperately and how it’s intertwined with the whole body at the same time.
Not only will you get a good picture about what’s going on during injuries, wounds or infection, but also how Equine Anatomy and Biomechanics vary within different breeds and even within every horse as an individual.

Sharon will take you on a 3-day journey about the ‘CSI’ of the horse.
She her team and the horse will tell you the secrets about it’s life.
Sharon will also always present her latest research.


The course will be given in English, but is easy to follow.

Subjects in this course

  • Fascia
  • Muscle layers and their function and connections
  • Joints and attachment of muscles
  • Tendons and ligaments
  • Vains
  • Head and all muscles, hyoid and nerves
  • Lymph nodes
  • Vertebra’s
  • Organs



€595,- for 3 days, manual included.

The groupsize will be selected in such a way that every student and horse will get enough attention for his/her specific requests or questions.

A professional photographer will make some beautiful pictures that will be provided for free after the course.

Location and time schedule

March 17 till 19 2018 


Location: Van der Veen VOF paardenslagerij

Havenstraat 3

3861 VS, Nijkerk

The Netherlands

Time: 09.00-17.00