Science Of Motion Immersion program

Jean Luc and Helyn Cornille farm

A training technique, a therapy, a philosophy, a statement.



The new program, Immersion One to One, is the absolute, ultimate learning tool.

The day commences with a conversation in the barn while tacking up the horse. The discussion is about the horse’s history. Jean Luc is asking questions about the progression of discomfort or lameness, the therapies applied, etc.

The first riding or in hand session focus on identifying the root cause of the horse’s problem and teaching to the rider how to address the horse’s issue.

As the horse rest after his work, the rider and Jean Luc are discussing in the class room, the physiology behind the horse’s problem. The conversation is casual but eminently informative. Horses’ skeletons as well as computer animations are used to provide a sound picture of the horse’s problem and the body coordination likely to restore soundness.

Jean Luc often uses Vincent van Gogh’s reflection, “I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.” After a visual and intelligent understanding of the horse’s problem, (I dream my painting), the rider paints his dream practicing with greater accuracy riding techniques and exercises applied during the first riding session. 


In the light of our first One to One Immersion, we feel that the half day option is the most efficient. Several variables are possible.

(With your horse or our horses)

One rider and one horse. Half day, arriving the day before and leaving the afternoon or the next day.

One rider and two horses. One horse the morning and one horse the afternoon.

Two riders and two horses. The riding sessions remain private, one rider the morning and one rider the afternoon, but the discussions referring to each horse’s issue can be shared by both riders.    

Not surprisingly, the same approach is used for performance, (see the first One to One Immersion report). The first case of navicular syndrome that we have rehabilitated was initially unable to perform the series of tempi-changes. The back muscle imbalance which created the limb kinematic abnormality causing the injury was primarily hampering the horse’s ability to perform. If, instead of being interpreted as behavior, the horse’s difficulties had been scientifically analyzed, the development of navicular syndrome would likely have been prevented.

Immerse yourself into this new technique. , at new home of Science of Motion,  

Science Of Motion

  To make reservations contact Helyn 706-485-1217 or email



One to One Immersion Programs

From private lesson to 1/2 day Immersion we have several programs that can fit your needs.

Drive in.

-Private lesson, $165.00 per hour. Stall available for resting the horse or other horse with no charge.

Half Day Immersion.

(With or without your horse)


-Private lesson, analysis of your horse.

-Introduction or further education of the in hand work with our horse

-Technical discussion, scientific approach to a problem regarding your horse.

-Hand out, Jean Luc or scientific study related to your horse’s problem.

-Stall available for the horse.

Three to Five Days 1/2 Days Immersion

Three Days $ 1,000.00, included horse’s boarding and turn out, (arrival day before, departure day after).

                                                Five Days $ 1,650.00 included horse’s boarding and turn out, (arrival day before, departure day after).


We have received numerous e-mails from therapists who know that injuries they have to treat repetitively originate from a coordination of the horse's physique ill adapted to the effort, but do not have the tools to address the issue. "Just wanted to say that what you do at Science of Motion is exactly what I would love to learn to do. I am a horse massage therapist and feel so helpless when called to deal with the same problem month after month and not been able to address the root cause. Often I know it is due to bad training/riding, but have not got the 'credentials' to advice people on their riding skills, or the skills to ride well enough to do it myself." (Susanna Malkakorpi)

The aim of postural alignments and static manipulations is to prepare the horse's physique for the effort hoping that the horse will maintain the body coordination once set in motion. Instead, the horse's brain is primarily designed to preserve familiar body state and therefore execute the performance protecting actual weaknesses, muscle imbalance, or morphological flaw. However, the horse's brain can process and learn appropriated body coordination. 

The work in hand practiced at the Science of Motion has nothing to do with the so-called work in hand that is teaching tricks holdings the reins and activating the hind legs with a dressage whip. The technique is inspired from General Decarpentry's Academic Equitation but upgraded to actual knowledge of the equine physiology. The biomechanics of the horse's vertebral column form the basis of all body's movements and the Science of Motion's work in hand allows guiding the horse's brain toward efficient coordination of the vertebral column mechanism and consequently modifies or corrects limbs kinematics abnormalities.

The technique is both, challenging and fascinating. Knowing about the horse's muscular system is one thing. Leading the horse's brain to properly coordinate such muscular system once set in motion is another thing. The work in hand practiced at the Science of Motion can be completed by riders and non- riders as well. It is the missing link that sets the therapies into motion. The technique demands practice and intelligence but opens totally new possibilities. The challenge is that the interaction with the horse is not ruled by the usual concepts of domination and obedience. Rather, the technique is about one level of intelligence, which is the handler's capacity of analysis, respecting and guiding another level of intelligence that is the horse's mental processing.

A horse is capable to perceive and willing to follow minute adjustments of the handler's back even in a situation where the handler is walking by the horse's side. Through an astoundingly subtle body language, the handler has the capacity to guide the horse's brain toward appropriated coordination of the vertebral column mechanism.