Let’s talk about the Semimembranosus and Semitendanosus muscles of the horse and their function, as well as some important things to know or note with your own horse.
These muscles are located on either side of your horse’s tail and they are each have slightly a different function although they are side by side.
The Semimem (as I like to call it) is responsible for extending the horse’s hip and stifle when the horse is weight bearing, thus aiding in propulsion. In the non weight bearing moments, it retracts the limb.
The Semiten is next door to the Semimem and the function of this muscle is to extend the hip and stifle when the horse is weight bearing, also aiding in propulsion. When not in weight bearing mode, it flexes the stifle, rotating the leg outward and backward.
Let’s talk a little bit about the hind end in general, we are going to be learning more about this in the posts to come.
When a horse is not using his hind end correctly, an over development of these muscles can be noted & seen as well as atrophy or lack of muscle tone in the biceps and gluteal muscles. You may notice this more with sport horses. I tend to see it in a lot of Tennessee Walkers just because of how their gait is and how they use particular muscles. They tend to move more like a rudder of a ship.
Neurologically, its harder to target more specific muscles since the connection to the hind end is more limited compared to the front end. For example, the eyes ears and nose of the horse have very specific muscle fibers per motor neuron in its communication. For the hind end, one motor neuron it may have thousands of muscle fibers.
This makes it much easier for the horse to compensate for lack of certain muscle groups in the hind end due to injury, discomfort or lack of balance and we then see the over use and under use of some. I’ve been pointing this out to clients even more so lately.
Stay tuned for more posts regarding the hind end, muscles and how you can strengthen and help your horse.
Indiana's Joni Bollenbacher and her sweet new ride this year A Choice Metallic😍
Reminder that our last GLCHA show is THIS Saturday! If you haven't shown with us yet, there's no reason you can't join us now! Our Instagram highlights include the show address and class list or you can click on our website for additional info🐮
We hope to see you there!🐴 #glcha
Join us for the final #RenoRodeo100 Storytelling Event this Saturday at @dolan_lexus from 5-9pm! Tickets are on sale now at the Reno Rodeo Association Office and include a prime rib or salmon dinner. We look forward to having you!
It is brave to feel emotion.
It is brave to fight for your heart.
It is brave to show up for each other.
It is brave to forgive.
It is brave to start over.
It is brave to love.
It is brave to let go.
It is brave to not fit in.
It is brave to dream.
It is brave to be you. -Rachel Marie Martin
A couple month ago I first thought of creating my 𝙷𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚕𝚒𝚗𝙷𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢𝚜 crew, but it was honestly just that.. a thought.
I had no idea where it came from, or why it was stuck in my head. But I couldn’t shake it.
I decided to trust my gut. And since launching it, the feedback has skyrocketed 😭✨
MY CREW has skyrocketed 🤘🏼 ➳Now I know.
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It’s for the women who need a place, a crew, empowerment, and more financially $$$. It’s for women that have creativity on their heart, but not sure where to produce it.
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The past couple days I’ve had SOOO MANY ladies message me who are ready to make an extra $500-$2,000 monthly, BUT also want to be a part of something 𝐇𝐔𝐆𝐄!!! If that’s you ➳ text “HONEY” with your name to 859-353-7339 ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Tons of custom cosmetic bags going out this week...These are so fun and make great gifts!
If you’re new to The Purple Prickly Pear Boutique I’d love to take a second to introduce myself.
My name is Sadie and I’m the owner of my home based boutique in Eastern New Mexico. I’m so excited to share with y’all a unique spin on western fashion with a little humor 😉
It’s just me & my two kiddos running this show..it’s been a process learning the ins and outs so be patient while we are adding inventory!🖤
We are so excited to have you joining us on this new chapter in our lives!! 🌵🍐
Hey, friends!👋🏼 If you’ve just recently started following, I’d love to take this opportunity to introduce myself. ♥️
My name is Sadie & I’m the head honcho of my home based boutique, The Purple Prickly Pear 🍐🌵 I’ve got two little munchkins under 2 that are the absolute light of my life...and also the reason I have grey hair at age 22!! 😉
I’ve always had a nitch for fashion and making other women feel beautiful and comfortable in their own bodies.
Opening the Purple Prickly Pear has been a dream come true! I’m SO stinkn’ excited to share a unique spin on West fashion with y’all!
Stay tuned for all the shenanigans to come!! 🤘🏼🤪
BONE TOMAHAWK (2015)
Dir. S. Craig Zahler
DoP. Benji Bakshi
Screenplay. S. Craig Zahler
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My rating: 9/10
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Zahler proves to be a force in the industry with his directorial debut Bone Tomahawk. He and Bakshi create a very immersive story for this location shot modern Western that walks the line of dark humor, human horror, and drama near perfectly. A wonderfully rustic world is trotted upon by a great cast consisting of Russell, Fox, Wilson, and Jenkins. The latter playing Chicory; possibly one of my favorite characters ever.
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Zahler’s pen is filled with seriously sharp and layered dialogue that varies from dark to not as dark, but is also deeply sinister, humorous, and human. Delay upon delay on their rescuing trek begins to irritate to the bone, but this journey also creates some genuine bonds.
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Deep rooted relationships prove to be a looming motivation for our characters although it’s significance isn’t so outwardly admitted by some; until it is. This sprinkled in reiteration of being true to our loved ones; dead or alive, makes this neo-Western drama a truly heartfelt and moving tale, no matter how gruesome it’s spectacle becomes.
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There’s a palpable and vast sense of vulnerability in it’s long shots. Zahler not clearly focusing on a certain character, but the entirety of the subjects and their surroundings, offer up a magnitude of unpredictable character moments and revelations that are revealed rather spontaneously through gun slinging and tomahawk tossing action, a direct contrast to the overall slow burning script that is truly exceptional.
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There’s a lingering horror in the small town of Bright Hope that is soon revealed to be farther reaching: one that begets death. A horror the audiences knows is that of a tribal folk inhabiting the nearby area, made clear in the epilogue, but their true nature is mysterious to the denizens of Bright Hope, causing for tension and suspense at every death-ridden and spear-imbedded corner.
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Bone Tomahawk just hits the right notes all throughout for me. I highly recommend it.