International Conference 2015
Science Of Motion 3rd International IHTC Conference
(Give code SMIC15 or say Science Of Motion International conference for discount rates)
Signature Hotel is
The Lodge on Lake Oconee
930 Greensboro Rd
Eatonton, GA 31024
(P) 706- 485-7785
(F) 706- 485-3996
October 3rd and 4th 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Science Of Motion 3rd International IHTC Conference
“Functional Anatomy Gone Wrong: A Workshop on the Pathomechanics of Lameness”Dr Elizabeth Uhl D.V.M., Ph.D., Dip ACVP and Dr Michelle Osborn M.A., Ph.D
"The Meaning of Life,The Game of Balance"- Jean Luc Cornille M.A.(M.Phil)
Patrick Roth Farrier - Discussions on proper balance of hoof
This series is very popular as it is about the practical application of advanced research studies both in the field of better performance and rehabilitation. The weekend will be divided between theory and practice in the ring, both in hand and under the saddle.
Functional Anatomy Gone Wrong: A Workshop on the Pathomechanics of Lameness”
Dr Elizabeth Uhl D.V.M., Ph.D., Dip ACVP and Dr Michelle Osborn M.A., Ph.D (Hands on workshop) Functional anatomic analysis on cases. You will work out why and where the tissue is being damaged and then will be shown the type of lesions that develop.
The Meaning of Life,The Game of Balance- Jean Luc Cornille M.A.(M.Phil) The meaning of life is the subject presented by Jean Luc, both in theory and through riding and in hand demonstrations.
Jean Luc Cornille M.A.(M.Phil) has gained worldwide recognition by applying practical science to the training of the equine athlete. Influenced by his background as a gymnast, Jean Luc deeply understands how equine training can be enhanced by contemporary scientific research. A unique combination of riding skill, training experience and extensive knowledge of the equine physiology enables Jean Luc to "translate" scientific insights into a language comprehensible to both horse and rider. This approach has been the trademark of his training.
On the way to the saddle maker working on the first prototype of the Science of Motion Dressage Saddle, DR. Betsy Uhl and I were talking about the 2015 Science of Motion International Conference. Our thought is creating a work shop where cutting edge of technology, advanced research studies and their practical application on the horse education and rehabilitation are discussed. Last year open discussion was a great success and we plan for this year a greater involvement of all participants.
The technology is offering astounding perspectives. Dr. Betsy Uhl, DVM, Ph.D, Dip ACVP, and Dr. Michelle Osborn, M.A, Ph.D, have been able to scan, (MRI) an entire horse and are currently working on converting the imaging technology on 3D. Participants of the 2015 Science of Motion International Conference will be able to watch in the training ring how the horse looks like from the outside and then on the screen. How bones muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia work inside the horse’s body.
Based on our respective studies and experience, Betsy, Michelle, Patrick and I have observed that advanced knowledge enhances skill. We are very happy of the opportunity offered by advanced technology and the combine work of specialists capable of explaining and demonstrating how advanced knowledge and new technologies can further equine athletic performances and soundness.
During the drive, our conversation turned on Supa. You might remember the story of Supa. The title was “The Power of the Mind.” The horse does have a dramatic injury in the wither area that he overcomes by the development of his mental processing. He should barely be able to move and he recently executed his first flying change. The horse’s success is Betsy success in her ability of guiding Supa’s mental processing toward sophisticated coordination of his physique. Betsy asked about the thought of shoulder in and counter canter. I told her, theoretically it should work but in reality it does not. Horses always lose engagement of the hind legs and collapse their back. This is the perfect example of what we have all observed in our respective field of expertness. Only experience at the higher level allows distinguishing theories that are theoretically correct but practically ineffective and theories that are effectively working up to the higher level. We all have observed in our respective field of expertise that if a theory or a concept is not good enough for the top level. It is not good enough for lower levels. If the theory or system does not work for the higher level it is because there is a flaw that a talented horse can compensate as long as the performance is below its potential. However, the flaw is limitative and damaging. Many theories are attractive at low level and promoted by riders and therapists working at low level, but they are damaging for horses as well as riders.
The aim of the 2015 Science of Motion International Conference is providing to horse owners, riders, trainers and therapist, the knowledge to protect horses and riders from pathomechanics, which is poor mechanics leading the horse to pathological changes and therefore injuries.