Σάββατο, 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Painting by muscles: The art of massage

Equine massage therapist Gillian Higgins paints horses' anatomies on their coats, as part of an innovative teaching aid for students.

"It's not just about knowing the names of the bones, it's about understanding exactly what they do," Higgins said.

The carefully painted horses are displayed at races and equine teaching events across Britain, such as this horse by massage therapist Nicole Rossa.

Higgins gives a lecture on the equine skeletal system. Each horse has 205 bones, making living models a helpful way to memorize them all.

Horses have more than 700 muscles, and Higgins color-coordinated each one according to its action.

It usually takes around four hours to paint each thoroughbred, such as this one which Rossa displayed at Royal Ascot race course.

This remarkable picture shows the horse's reproductive system, including an unborn foal.

With his gray coloring and placid temperament, Higgins' 15-year-old thoroughbred Freddie Fox is an ideal model. Here he shows off the respiratory system.

Champion British jockey Tony "AP" McCoy dons a matching Christmas jumper for The Jockey Club's unique equine calendar. Race horse Dr. Livingstone was painted by Rossa.

Rossa also painted a thoroughbred in the Union Jack as part of a special photoshoot for the Barbury International Horse Trials in Britain.

If you see a horse moving and jumping around with a skeleton painted on the side, it really brings it to life


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