Gillian Higgins – Books & DVDs

Educating Horse Lovers Everywhere

Horses Inside Out – Available Books

Scroll down to explore Gillian’s colourful world of equine related books.

We are excited to announce Gillian’s brand new books. On sale now!

This multimedia book looks in detail at the deep structures of the Iliopsoas muscle group, the sacroiliac ligaments, the sacroiliac joint and lumbosacral junction. It is perfect for anyone who would like to understand more about the anatomy and biomechanics of this region. The pack includes printed and digital versions of the book as well as 4 explanatory online videos. To buy, click below:

Completely different from her other books and amalgamating her talent for anatomical drawing with her knowledge of anatomy, Gillian has created this mindful colouring book to sooth the mind, nourish the soul and feed the intellect. With beautiful images to colour, inspirational quotes and the anatomical terminology of the muscles and skeleton preceding each section, it gives the perfect opportunity to learn as well as relax. To buy, click below.

Gillian Higgins has produced a series of beautiful and colourfully illustrated books (and DVDs), covering equine anatomy, equine pilates and performance. For horse lovers everywhere. Suited to a wide audience, from professionals to diligent owners. And especially for those who value visual learning.

The Internal Organs

Another beautifully presented poster book. Again using the horse as a living canvas, this book consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs, including; the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive systems and much more.


This beautifully illustrated book provides all the ingredients for riders to make informed decisions to maximise their own and their horse’s potential, gain more enjoyment, satisfaction and improve their skills.

Based on the principles of anatomy and biomechanics with welfare in mind, learn about: skeletal maturity; how to achieve good back posture; how stresses and strains create compensation.


This book examines the anatomy of all the 11 systems of the horse and explains how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses. Beautifully illustrated it brings anatomy to life and explains the importance, relevance and interaction between each of the anatomical systems in a practical, clear easy to understand format. Of interest to riders, therapists and students and indeed anyone with the best interest of the horse at heart.


Take a fresh look at equine anatomy and biomechanics with this graphic guide to how horses move, presented from the inside out. Understand how bones and muscles work together to produce movement by seeing the musculoskeletal system painted on real horses. Discover how correct riding and training can bring out the best in your horse. Practical tips, exercises and stretches demonstrate how you can improve strength, suppleness, performance and reduce the risk of injury with your horse.


This ring bound, gloss laminated poster book consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs including the skin, skeleton and musculature. In addition to the more conventional views from the side, images are also portrayed from the front, back and above. This poster book is a useful and unique resource for riders, trainers, therapists as well as students.

Pilates for Horses – The DVD

This DVD explores relevant aspects of anatomy and the principles and benefits of ‘’Pilates’ type exercises as applied to horses. It demonstrates exactly how, why, when and where to perform the exercises. This practical, visual guide for riders will help; improve performance, range of movement, core stability, balance, posture, co-ordination and flexibility, develop relationship between horse and handler and much more!

Horses Inside Out – The DVD

This DVD is a unique guide to improving performance. Using many anatomical paintings on live dressage, jumping, western and stunt horses, together with effective use of slow motion footage, it cleverly shows the anatomy during movement. For anyone thirsty for knowledge and with the welfare and comfort of their horse in mind, this DVD is not to be missed. 

Pilates and Stretching

Human athletes have long understood the benefits of stretching and core strength. Beautifully illustrated, this step Human athletes have long understood the benefits of stretching and core strength. Beautifully illustrated, this step by step guide to provides exercises for maintaining suppleness, flexibility, range of movement and core stability for your horse.

Knowledge is power