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Dec 8

 Conversations from our IHTC

  posted by helyn on 08.12.13 14:47 as General




Discussion on our IHTC group-about the DVD "The Horse That Could Not Trot". Jean Luc Cornille and Stacy Wilson.
Stacy Wilson: The horse that could not trot was so educational on a lot of levels. Don't want to spoil it for those that have not seen it yet, but have to wonder how many horses are labeled lame, lazy or bad behavior when in fact many times it is none of those things. I was so fascinated at how I could see more and more what was going on as the video progressed and the root cause was slowly revealed. 

The ending was simply incredible.

JLC, what is your outlook when you encounter these unusual cases, did you have doubts back then if the horse could be re-educated? I loved the way that you never punish the horse, but seem to just take it all in to try ...

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Dec 8

 Lightness

  posted by helyn on 08.12.13 14:45 as General




"Lightness is not the bit; lightness is the outcome of an athletic development and a coordination of the horse physique allowing superior body control. Lightness involves the legs, the seat, the hands and above all, the brain.”
Jean Luc Cornille

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Dec 8

 IHTC conversations

  posted by helyn on 08.12.13 14:40 as Yes, winning is not everything.




Continuing the conversation engaged with Stacy Wilson about wrong diagnosis, this reflection of Kristine Matlack DVM, is very pertinent "There has always been a disconnection between what top horsemen know and what vets work with, their knowledge base is structural and physiological, and drugs, and surgery and healing, but not movement oriented. The art of rehabilitation after injury is just becoming a serious field of study.... great horsemen have always done it well, but they have not been asked to speak at the vet schools!” Decades ago, Kristine Matlack worked as a vet for the Olympic jumping team. She bred jumpers and one of her horse lead Kathy Kussner to victory. Kristine Matlack does have a unique experience about the education directing veterinary diagnoses and the reality of educating and reeducating horses. Top horse persons are capable, through the combination of skill and knowledge, to prepare efficiently the horses’ physique for the ...


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