I’m still plugging away at learning anatomy.
I have run into a minor problem, the anatomical books that use photographs of horse dissection tend to give me minor nausea (much worse if I am eating while looking at the book) and also I sit there wondering what that particular horse was like, its personality, whether I could get a decent ride from that horse, all combined with the remembered heartache of many years of desperately wishing that I could actually own a horse. Could I have given THAT horse a good home?
I do NOT have that problem with the anatomical line drawings at all, I happily go on eating my meals while intently looking at the drawings. It is just the photographs of the dissected equine corpses that make my stomach feel uneasy, especially if I am eating.
The recommended book on the fascia is causing me this problem, lots and lots of graphic photographs of a horse’s corpse being dismembered. However I do not see many alternatives to getting the information I need now about equine fascia. It is pathetic, I am looking up every third word (or so it seems) while reading the text, and I am trying to integrate the fascia with the rest of the horse’s anatomy at the level of cause and effect. Now I also need to get much more familiar with the equine sympathetic nervous system since that seems to be the innervation of the fascia.
I am also left wondering how in the world this incredibly important biological system, shared among all animal life, ended up completely ignored or just merely mentioned in all the zoology books I’ve read over the past 50 years or so.
It cannot be because the scientists did not notice the fascia and have to deal with it. Heck, humanoid species have dealt intimately with fascia since humans butchered the first animal successfully hunted and killed by a humanoid. Meat eating humans deal with fascia for most of their meals, when preparing and cooking the food, and then while eating the food.
This is not at the level of figuring out the quantum universe. It is not at the level of finally getting telescopes good enough to see billions of light years. It is not at the level of figuring out animal biochemistry or even genetics. It has always been there, always visible while butchering corpses, used every nano-second by the animals. Fascia is not rare or far, far away.
Are there any human doctors or veterinarians that deal with “curing” fascia problems? I need one for myself, that is for sure.