If horses could speak
Has anyone else seen this DVD? It is by dr. Gerd heuschmann. My instructor has sent it home with each of the people in my lesson so we could understand better the anatomy of how we ride. I thought it was extremely informative and helpful. Getting to see the differance between a loose fluid horse at the walk and a horse at the walk with a tense back (Performing at Grand Prix no less) side by side was an eye opener.
He spoke about how competitive riding is getting away from functional with the horse in mind to "spectacular". What I didn't know is the suspenseful trot (He calls it a competition trot) that you see in high level dressage is actually a sign of tension through the long back muscles.
Dr. Heuschmann has done a few clinics here about his book and training methods, and I'm hoping to go to the next one he does. Has anyone else been?