With 205 bones and 700 muscles the horse is a challenging animal for anatomy students to study.That was until champion rider Gillian Higgins came up with the novel idea of showing people how it all works.She hit upon the idea of painting the inner workings of the horse on the animal itself.

Ms Higgins uses water-based hypoallergenic paints which are easy to wash off afterwards. She takes four hours to apply the equine make-up – painting the skeletal structure on one side and the multi-coloured musculature on the other.