Horse Lecture by Dr. Gavin Scofield, D.O.

Instead of going over my version of Gavin’s clinic, I thought you might enjoy some direct quotes. I taped as much as I could from Gavin’s lecture in Kentucky, October 2009.

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Red – The Newest Addition

A horse named Robert Redford came into my life this past July. “Red” as I affectionately call him is a 17hh, chestnut Thoroughbred gelding.

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Horse Bio-Mechanics

Some of the common indicators that people use to determine if a horse is moving correctly include:

  • An arched neck with the head on the vertical
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    Horses and The Form-Function Principle

    The form-function principle as it relates to a horse’s body, suggests that each part of the body; each unique form, is designed to carry out a specific function.

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    Tom Dorrance and Horsemanship

    The day I accidentally met Tom Dorrance was a really important event in my life.

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    Horse Rescue Work

    The Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation of Palm City Florida, has been a regular stop for me since 2006. Originally I showed up to help my friend Daryl with a few horses.

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    Equine Imbalance

    ...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
    ....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
    Founder of Equine Postural Training &
    Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

    Acknowledgements

    Photos Contributed by:
    Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
    Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
    Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

    Quote Of The Day

    By the time you have had a relationship with a horse for a while, there are characteristics in the way the horse behaves with you and around you and responds to you that are directly (related) to some of your traits as a human being…whether it’s insecurity or aggression or fear or hate.........
    ~Buck Brannaman