"A horse is like a mirror, and it's reflecting what and who you are."

This is just a little diary of my horse life. I teach natural horsemanship and dressage. I am currently working on getting back to L4 Parelli after a car accident and surgery.

I suffered from a fear of failure, as things had not gone according to planned after my time off from my injuries. It had been an paralyzing disability (fear) but my healing is coming along nicely, and I hope to pass my level 4 before the end of 2011.

I don't know where I am going, but I am NOT lost!

I am now reviewing dvd's and books, and blogging my reviews. The link on the left in the categories (DVD Clinician Reviews)will take you straight to it. You will find links to the websites of all dvd clinicians I review and they are located on the left hand side bottom of page of the page. None of the clinicians or trainers I am reviewing, sponsor, endorse or authorize this site. For more info about them please click on thier link.

I hope you enjoy!

Savvy On,

I will be giving Savvy Star Ratings based soley on my opinion of it's value to a parelli student as such

***** Must own

**** Must watch

*** Worth watching, but you won't die without it

** Eh' take it with a grain of salt, you will have to filter alot

* OK, but there is better stuff out there to spend your time and money on

0 stars....skip it, it just isn't worth your time.

Monday, March 7, 2011

DVD Review: **** The horse that could not trot.

The Horse that Could not trot. ****
With Jean Luc Cornille

This is an interesting dvd.  It is HEAVILY scientific in nature, so it is a bit like paint drying, however, it is one of the most important things I think we should see.  Because all too often we will diagnose something as behavior related, and give it a training prescription....when we are not vets.  This dvd clearly shows what we all could easily think needs more 'training' 'respect' etc....when as it turns out, this poor horse could not trot due to a PHYSICAL issue.  He is a 3yo warm blood, who had only been backed less than a handful of times.  He could trot on his own, but not with a rider.  They get into some VERY scientific bio mechanics and anatomy, and it is narrated by the driest person EVER....but I think it is important if you are striving to be, or already are, a horse professional.....you NEED to see this. As this poor colt could have easily been tortured thru his problem and made much worse, instead of better. 

However, the dvd has a happy ending, because thru proper exercises, he was able to gain the strength in the muscles he needed to get better, and is now a happily, beautifully moving horse.

They go over the exercises they did for his particular problem, and do allot of slow motion stuff so you can see what your eye cannot see in real time.

So for professionals of any sport, discipline or method...I give this 5*'s, for the average student 4*'s.  As we all need to be educated on the prospect of physical vs mental.  And don't worry that you don't understand the technical mumbo jumbo....just listen for words you DO know, and google the ones you don't.

Click here for more info on my understandings of what I learned from this dvd

Savvy On

1 comment:

  1. I find his work very interesting as well and think this could help many horses. It is not simple and can be overwhelming to try and understand. I really want to see this DVD


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