Hi I'm Chazot. For this part, I am taking over the text. Jean Luc told me that some peoples were confused by his accent so I offered to be the voice. As you know, I can read his mind. However, since he is my teacher, I may have the same voice and the same accent.
Just give me a second; I have a itch . In this second installment on the longitudinal flexion of the equine thoracolumbar spine, we have to address the issue of the lowering of the neck, since, in spite of knew knowledge, the lowering of our neck remains associated to two major misconceptions. One is that longitudinal flexion of out thoracolumbar column is a geometrical shape that can be created lowering our neck. The second is that longitudinal flexion of our thoracolumbar spine is an elongation that can be enhanced stretching our neck.
Considering the human nature, Tom Gilovitch explains why the theory will not go away very soon. If one wants to believe that the lowering of the neck is a stretching, one will look only for evidences that the theory might be true. "If we find a single piece of evidence, then we are done. We stop. We have a reason, we can trot out to support our belief.”
A large majority of equestrian theories never go beyond superficial appearances. Henry Greber wrote, "It is possible to defeat failure by analyzing its causes and correcting them, not by studying the conditions of success.” Helyn and Jean Luc used this quote in one of their early webpage and it was not well received. "Studying the conditions of success,” is what the equestrian education is all about; "more bit”, "fitting the saddle to our back muscles imbalance, "injecting our hocks,” etc. Performances and soundness demand instead, analyzing the causes of failure. In lieu of "more bit”, educating our vertebral column mechanism allowing balance control is more efficient and last longer. Instead of fitting the saddle to our back muscles imbalance, correcting our muscular imbalance is undoubtedly a more efficient approach. Rather than injecting our hocks, recreating proper functioning of our vertebral column mechanism regularize the stresses induces on our hocks' joints. When motion became a science, which is truly the art of riding, the science of motion furthers the capacities of drugs and stationary therapies.
Helyn Of Science Of Motion