Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire
Keynote speaker & consultant at over 90 international seminars and conferences, speaking & teaching equine biomechanics, supported with the aid of high speed camera equipment, scientific data, and performance footage. Expanding the knowledge and understanding of the equine and riding athlete, & sharing results of scientific research in biomechanics.
Offering courses, clinics and seminars in Europe, North America and around the world, working with riders, horses, as well as health & saddle professionals of all levels.
Featured in numerous articles on horse and rider biomechanics in UK, European and international magazines, contributing to leading books and science journals. Designing performance enhancing products based on thorough scientific research.
Goal! to improve rider and equine performance and soundness. Young energetic & an engagingly enthusiastic speaker, Russell adds extensive horse experience to his arsenal, as a former show jumping competitor, working with Tim Stockdale and Di Lampard, as well as working in an Equine Rehabilitation Clinic. Russell currently rides, trains & breeds dressage horses from his yard in Warwickshire, Moreton Morell.
Russell Guire (BSc Hons) is the founder and lead consultant at Centaur Biomechanics, a company which specialises in horse and rider performance biomechanics analysis. With the use of sophisticated software, namely Quintic, Centaur Biomechanics provides the equine industry with the latest methods and technology in performance analysis as a means of improving the health and performance of both the horse and rider. Russell currently works with the British Equestrian Federation offering gait analysis, working with team physios and farriers. Russell also works with the riders in the World Class Development Program, in providing video analysis to all disciplines, dressage, show jumping, eventing, and Para dressage. Centaur Biomechanics & Russell Guire have been commissioned for many research projects from leading companies, covering a variety of topics related to horse and rider performance and soundness.
A large proportion of Centaur’s research has been based around saddle fit and design, having completed 41 projects working with various manufacturers to help adjust and improve saddle fit and help understand the relationship between saddle fit and horse’s movement. In 2010 Centaur formed part of the research team behind the Fairfax Performance Girth, termed Team GB’s Secret Weapon at the London 2012 games. As well as these projects Centaur has carried out studies looking at rider’s position, surfaces, massage systems, studs and training aids.
Centaur’s research has become internationally respected with publications in Equine Veterinary Journal, poster and oral presentations at international equine conferences, as well as coverage in national magazines. The protocols, systems and practice we employ have been scientifically validated and approved.
To find out more about Russell Guire, Centaur Biomechanics and Visualise Technical visit. http://centaurbiomechanics.co.uk
Twitter : @centaurbiomec