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Conference Overview

Symmetry and soundness in the horse refers to the balance and harmony of the musculoskeletal system and its impact on how the horse moves. As owners, riders, trainers and therapists we are all striving to ensure our horses are symmetrical and sound.


With the pressures of daily riding and competition, our training and care focuses on correcting any asymmetry in both horse and rider, as well as taking measures to keep the horse sound. Both symmetry and soundness are essential for optimal health, welfare and performance of horses. 

But how do we achieve symmetry and soundness – is it just a case of correct training, management and therapy?

The Horses Inside Out 2026 Conference will take a deep dive into this topic and get to grips with what it is, what we need to alter in our management and training to achieve it, and what problems we may be faced with along the way. 

This dedicated equine science conference is a must attend event for anyone who works in the equestrian industry. It's a unique opportunity to hear from world-leading equine experts and discover the latest thinking in the equestrian world to improve the health and welfare of the horse. Delving deep into the world of equine anatomy and biomechanics, and how it can help us improve the training and care of horses.


The 2026 Conference will be a little different

With two days of presentations from leading equine professionals who will discuss the latest thinking and research help to educate us all so we have a clearer understanding of the complex issue of symmetry and soundness.

This will be followed by a third day where we will look in detail at

Symmetry and Soundness in Practice.

This day is only available to attend in person and will consist of practical sessions with a number of the guest speakers. This is a unique learning opportunity to see practical demonstrations with live horses given by world leading experts. You will go home with tips and exercises that will improve both horse and rider. 


There's so much to see and do while you’re at the conference. Take a look around the presentation stands in the Exhibition Zone, examine bones, full equine skeletons and anatomical sculptures in our Anatomy Exhibition and much more….


This CPD conference is ideal for equestrians from all disciplines, riders, therapists, coaches, saddlery professionals, farriers, podiatrists, dentists, lecturers, students, vets, breeders, career grooms, equine business owners, managers and anyone interested in the health and welfare of the horse.

Why Attend

Learn from world-leading experts


Discover the latest equine scientific research


Be inspired by new ideas 


Immerse yourself in your passion


Discover new products and the latest thinking by visiting the exhibition area


Update your CPD


Network and exchange ideas with friends old and new
Return home feeling inspired and motivated 


Be surrounded by like-minded individuals



The answer is both!

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 February
This is a hybrid event and you can choose to join us online or in person at the conference centre

Monday 23 February
This live event is only available to attend in person.




Join us at Holywell Conference Centre at Loughborough University. This stunning venue is welcoming and relaxing, helping you to focus on enjoying everything the Horses Inside Out Conference has to offer.
Watch and learn from our great line-up of speakers.
Join in the Q&A and discussion sessions.

Browse the trade stands and chat with exhibitors
in our exhibition zone.
Learn more about the horse and get up close with the anatomical specimens, models and
bones in our extensive anatomy exhibition.

View the scientific posters and discuss the
content with the authors. 


Included in the ticket price is a delicious lunch, as well as refreshments and tasty treats during the breaks.


Chat and network with our speakers, other delegates and the Horses Inside Out Team.


All delegates receive a printed conference pack on arrival. This includes the programme, lecture notes, certificate of participation and more.


Following the event, enjoy 30-days access to the conference recording. This will be sent via email.


Certificate of participation.

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Watch from the comfort of your own home and have the conference live-streamed direct to your laptop via Zoom. 


Tony Hobden will be your dedicated online host who will be there throughout the two days to ensure you get the most from this experience.


Before the conference, you will be sent the delegate pack which includes the programme and lecture notes and instructions on how to join the live event.


Live streaming will start 30-minutes before the conference begins. This will give you plenty of time to log on and join in the chat with your online host and other virtual attendees.


At the end of each lecture there will be the opportunity to ask questions using the zoom Q&A feature.


During breaks join Tony for exclusive interviews with the speakers and exhibitors so you feel you are there with us!

Join in the discussion with the panel session at the end of the day using the zoom chat and Q&A with the help of your online host.


Following the event, enjoy 30-days access to the conference recording. This will be sent via email.


Certificate of participation.

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