Change: The Story of Grace

I know I am not alone in my struggle to override the “I’m too old” bomb because I hear those very words come out of my students regularly. If it is not in reference to themselves, then it is in reference to their 10, 12, 15 or 19 year old horses as we begin the rehab process.

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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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    Tom Dorrance and Horsemanship

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

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    Horses and The Comfort Zone Model

    The Comfort Zone Model was developed by human psychologists and has a powerful application when working with 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

    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
    ~W. C. Fields