Muscles of the Horse Hindquarters; Anatomy Workshop is Saturday, Oct. 11

The Anatomy in Clay® Centers in Denver and the Certified Horsemanship Association are teaming up on Saturday, Oct. 11 to offer a day-long workshop focused on the hindquarters of the horse. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshop will include access to an award-winning Arabian that will be stabled outside the centers’ studio in the afternoon so workshop participants may reference the muscles on a live animal.

Participants will build the muscular structure of the hindquarters of the horse by applying clay to scale models of the equine skeleton. The workshop will focus on form and function, with an emphasis on anatomical patterns and basic concepts of comparative zoology to improve the connection between horse and rider.

The workshop will be led by Jon Zahourek, a leader in innovative anatomy education for more than 30 years. He is also the founder of the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System, now in use in 8,000 classrooms around the country.

This workshop is ideal for professional and amateur equestrians, veterinarians, vet techs, students, trainers, horse massage therapists and farriers. Anyone with an interest in horses or anatomy is welcome. Past participants include Susan Harris, Wendy Murdoch, Debranne Pattillo, and Linda Tellington-Jones.

To register for the workshop, visit The workshop will be held at the Anatomy in Clay Centers, 2207 S. Delaware St. in Denver.

About the Anatomy in Clay Centers

The non-profit Anatomy in Clay Centers seeks to “promote and conduct anatomy education using an innovative method of instruction” in order to “empower self-discovery in each of us by forming anatomy with our own hands.”

More Information

Call 720-570-7820 or email Members of the media interested in learning more about the Anatomy in Clay Centers or about the renovation of the building where the workshops are taught may contact Mark Stevens ( or 303-495-8699).