Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bones and Muscles

Do you recall those grand old days in health class, memorizing the name and location of every bone and muscle in the human body? If memory serves, there are approximately 2,334,349 (give or take) bones and about as many muscles. At least it seemed so at the time.

With 205 bones and 42 muscle groups, the horse presents no less a daunting challenge for veterinary students. More rote memorization through hours spent staring at dusty old drawings and sketches.

Unless, of course, someone develops a better approach. That someone would be British champion rider Gillian Higgins. Over a four hour period, through the application of some water based hypoallergenic paints, she presents the horse anatomy as never seen before:

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Buck said...

Now that's just pretty danged cool! And the horses must be very well-trained to stand still while she paints 'em, too!

Rude1 said...

what a great idea! That's one of the coolest things I think I've seen in some time. Thanks!

Kris, in New England said...

Too cool! Visuals like this must help so much.

They say that MDs are, in some cases, former Vet Doc students.