Balance is an integration of opposites

Balance is an integration of opposites

How is it that a new problem can help overcome an old problem? Ironically, the solution for many problems we face with horses, often lies in cultivating the opposite problem; one that is uncharacteristic or not normal for the horse. The process of finding balance...
Change at Any Age: The Story of Grace

Change at Any Age: The Story of Grace

During certain stages of my life, I remember thinking, am I am too old to make this big of a change. This thought has crossed my mind every decade from teens, twenties, thirties and even in my forties. At least now I can recognize that self-defeating thought and have...

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 Lengthening the stride so the horse is over tracking its front hoof prints Light or no rein contact or steady, even heavy,...
Horses and The Form-Function Principle

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.  How the form-function principle pertains to horse biomechanics, has been the work of Dr Gavin...
The Point of Balance

The Point of Balance

  Bio-mechanics has become a big buzz word in the horse world. Understanding bio-mechanics entails looking at the natural structure of the body in order to better understand how it should ideally function. Humans have been using this research for many years to...
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