The greatest error of the training pyramid as well as the greatest error of most training techniques is fitting the horse to stereotypes. Morphology, style, spirit are components of the horse’s talent, successes and soundness. They need to be supported by the physical and mental education. Touching the legs with a whip creates physical dysfunction. Leadership, when resumed to obedience is handicapping as well the horse’s spirit. It is in fact, as explained by Carl Sagan, "propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.” Without extensive knowledge of the performance’s athletic demand, there is no leadership. The leader is not the one who holds the whip. The leader is the one who holds the knowledge.
Science Of Motion
Jean Luc Cornille