Whole Horse Dissection Clinic with Dr Ivana Ruddock-Lange

October 26th 9am - October 28th 5pm

Whether you want to create daily soundness or a  top-class athlete, we all need to understand the anatomy of our horses to train them well. In this unusual workshop, Dr. Ivana Ruddock-Lange  will completely dissect a horse cadaver, explaining all structures and functions, layer by layer. You will get an inside view on what may be limiting your horse and how to help it. 

Peeling away layer by layer, she reveals the secret of the continuity of the fascia. This shows clearly how problems in one area can affect other parts of the body. By isolating individual muscles you will see how they move the bones and what type of movement they create. Seeing the stay apparatus in action, for example,  will help you to appreciate correct posture. This leads you to understand how unbalanced hooves or poor saddle-fit can easily undermine posture and create chronic problems.

There are many more “horse secrets” that students discover over these three days. While students are of course not permitted to wield a scalpel, they are  allowed to touch and to physically examine the horse as each layer is stripped to reveal its secrets.

It is so fascinating that there has never been a single student who did not complete the class even when they had expressed concern in dealing with the dead specimen. Many students describe this as the most important and valuable horse course they ever attend. The inside view gives them so much more insight into their horse's problems and how to to develop and maintain soundness. It is unforgettable.



Claire Waldron, clairewaldron@msn.com

Price 300 euros per person. Provide your own accommodation and meals.

Price 400 euros per person, with 3 nights accommodation and meals.
4 nights accommodation and meals, add 25 euros

5 nights accommodation and meals, add 45 euros


Full package offer: Dissection Course + Equine Touch Day + 6 nights accommodation with all meals. 545 euros

 Opening Season Celebration Offer:

FREE extra night accommodation! You are welcome to add an extra night to your stay when you book the Full Package. This gives you time to laze about, visit local attractions or book a lesson with Rachel or Claire.  


The price includes:

  • 3 FULL days tuition (4 if you book the Full Package)
  • Use of Centre facilities
  • Accommodation in a shared room (max 3 in room).
  • All meals, including unlimited wine with evening meals. 
  • Full use of our pretty villa, with garden and solar-heated pool.
  • Transfers from Granada Airport.



Not Included: Flights, travel costs etc to the Centre (except transfers from Granada Airport).