Horse Geeks Episode 16: Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion

Kirsten

The Horse Geeks Podcast – Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out

Topic: Newtons second law of motion states Force = Mass x Acceleration. Force is a vector quality that always has direction and magnitude. How we use our bodies and direct our energy as a force on the back of a horse has a huge impact on the horses movement. Learning to be aware of direction and magnitude in our aids as well as becoming a stable force as a rider is what good riding is all about. The forces of motion tell us how the mechanics are working.

Guest: Deb Romero, certified Alexander Technique instructor

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Host: Kirsten Nelsen, professional horse trainer and developer of Training for Optimal Balance

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Horse Geeks Episode 24: Balance As a Function of Intelligence

The Horse Geeks Podcast - Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out Topic: Balance as a function of intelligence, a paper by WHM Carrington, notes how poor use of our bodies for the sake of stability can inhibit mobility. Also discussed is the brain...

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Horse Geeks Episode 23: Balance As a Concept

The Horse Geeks Podcast - Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out Topic: Thinking in terms of balance and looking at problems as simple imbalances can help us through tricky situations and places where we get stuck - as riders, with horses or just with...

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Horse Geeks Episode 22: Life Lessons with Horses

The Horse Geeks Podcast - Where we look at horses and riding from the inside out Topic: Professional therapist and new horse owner dealing with spouse that has significant brain injury and a horse that was not what she expected. Marci shares her story and unique...

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