Lifting The Back

Jean Luc Cornille

At impact of the hind legs, gravity (black arrow) is pulling the body down to earth and inertia, (blue arrow) is pushing the body forward creating acceleration of gravity

The joints flex under impact forces storing elastic energy in tendons, muscles, aponeurosis, fascia and ligaments. The energy will be part of the propulsive force.

The thrust generated by the hind legs will be converted mostly in horizontal forces, as shown on this picture,

Or converted into greater upward forces, as shown in the next picture, for play or performance.