Importance of ‘Self-Carriage’ in the Horse

The main topic to be considered, is in asking an unnaturally burdened horse to move. What type of movement is most beneficial for that horse’s physical foundation and development with regard to carrying weight, his emotional stability and the enrichment of his conscious mind with education, practices and experiences?

Comparative Anatomy

Bridges can be built when we look at our similarities, not our differences. Overview of horse and human bones – the foundation This illustration shows that each bone of the horse and human vertebrae. They are color coded to match from the atlas (C1 or cervical vertebrae number 1) to the caudal vertebrae (vertebrae formingContinue reading “Comparative Anatomy”

Power of Observation

One day, a magnificent and very exciting dressage prospect plucked from a lush field in Europe somewhere arrived at a small humble farm in New England. He was five years old, ‘uncut’, surly, energetic, light on his feet and very proud. It seemed he’d been left too long without human discipline and so, had becomeContinue reading “Power of Observation”