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    12-04-2013, 04:21 PM
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CRK
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Path of the Horse Documentary - Has anyone else watched this?

Hi, hope everyone is having a great day!
I just wanted to share this link to a documentary a friend sent me. It is an hour long, but it is worth watching! I learned a lot and I really respect the producer of the film, Stormy May, who made a lot of sacrifices to travel and learn from different trainers and then create this documentary with her footage.
Has anyone else watched this? Here is the link -
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    12-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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Yearling
Oh yeah, I own a copy. Klaus is one of my favorites to watch. :) What did you like about it?
     
    12-04-2013, 08:38 PM
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CRK
Foal
I really liked what Carolyn Resnik said about finding the balance between movement and stillness. I've also watched a lot of Alexander Nevzorov's youtube videos and I love the way he works with the horses. This documentary was the first time I heard him talk about his training. I also admire his work through the photography and research showing the truth behind some ways of riding and competing.
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    12-04-2013, 09:46 PM
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Foal
Its an awesome documentary. It really changed my ways of training and my relationship with my horses. Carolyn Resnik was probably my favorite. I wish her clinics were less expensive though. I found a trainer in my area named Caroline Rider. She shares the same principles as the trainers in the documentary but is a bit more affordable. I am really excited in starting my colt with her.
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    12-04-2013, 11:13 PM
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Trained
Nevzorov? This Nevzorov?

The horse crucified and risen Trailer II - YouTube

"What does Alexander do, if not riding? What about Haute Ecole?

NHE is developing, new knowledge is coming, old knowledge is being rethought, values are being revalued. Now Alexander teaches the horses Latin. Details will be available very soon, when the new film is ready."

F.A.Q.

"All the horses are the same. Genius is not something that could be inherited! Any horse can perform Spanish step and read Latin if he has a proper and able tutor."

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    12-04-2013, 11:30 PM
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Yearling
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Nevzorov? This Nevzorov?

The horse crucified and risen Trailer II - YouTube

"What does Alexander do, if not riding? What about Haute Ecole?

NHE is developing, new knowledge is coming, old knowledge is being rethought, values are being revalued. Now Alexander teaches the horses Latin. Details will be available very soon, when the new film is ready."

F.A.Q.

"All the horses are the same. Genius is not something that could be inherited! Any horse can perform Spanish step and read Latin if he has a proper and able tutor."

Horse Friendship
Nods, same Alexander and co. Their belief is that riding the horse causes unavoidable damage to the tissues of the back as well as other problems and so swore off of riding forever as well as insisting that their students do the same. It's a little extreme for sure, though they make some good points. No doubt their ideas could gain more widespread consideration if not for being so exclusionary, but I don't think they care what anyone thinks of them. I read an interview awhile back wherein Alexander pretty much said that anyone who doesn't like it can kick rocks!
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    12-05-2013, 12:05 AM
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Trained
I watched part of the video. It is factually bunk. Saddles cause pain? Horses often carry riders for 12+ hours without 'going numb'. Bit are not causing hundreds of PSI of pressure in the mouth. Riding strengthens the back. It doesn't harm them.

Look at poor Mia, writhing in pain. Can you blame her? Not only do I have a bit in her mouth, but I have - GASP! - a CURB bit! C.U.R.B. = Cruel, Ugly, Repulsive Bit!

     
    12-05-2013, 12:51 AM
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Trained
To OP, yes, Path of The Horse is interesting & agree pretty much with others here. I too think I like Carolyn Resnick's approach best of this mob, but there is a lot of good stuff in all of it... including AN's stuff, which I agree is a bit too fanatical IMO. His website has some very inspiring stuff tho!

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I watched part of the video. It is factually bunk. Saddles cause pain? Horses often carry riders for 12+ hours without 'going numb'. Bit are not causing hundreds of PSI of pressure in the mouth. Riding strengthens the back. It doesn't harm them.
Like I said, think he's a fanatic & agree that it's too.... far left of centre, but have to comment on the above - I think *the way you put it*, your statements are 'factually bunk' too. Saddles very often do cause pain and if constant, unremitting pressure is applied to live tissue, even by a well fitting saddle, it can indeed cause numbness. Bits can indeed cause a LOT(don't know how many PSI, don't care) of pressure/pain/damage acutely, on sensitive bars, who's tissue is also incapable of callusing(there is no such thing as a 'hard mouth', literally speaking). Riding can indeed do great damage to a horse's back, even if bareback or in a well fitting saddle. It doesn't strengthen the back, but it is exercise that is done, usually with a rider on board, that strengthens the back. Do I think all of that is necessarily damaging & so therefore wrong? Not in the least, or I wouldn't ride or ever consider using a bit, but injury from riding(mental too) is very common & absolutely worth considering.

The other thing about AN is the way he keeps his horses. *Apparently*(I have heard) they spend a lot of time stabled & are kept separated, in order that they're more willing to come play with their human. I believe if that is true, it is very wrong on a number of levels and also hypocritical to his supposed ideals.
     
    12-05-2013, 07:51 AM
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CRK
Foal
@amgThoroughbreds I love Caroline Rider! I have worked with her numerous times, and she did a clinic at my farm last year and is doing another one this year. I don't live close though, so I am jealous you have such easy access, haha!

@loosie - I had heard the rumor about Alexander keeping the horses stabled too, but I think it is just that - a rumor. At least they address it on his website and say that his horses are kept outside
     

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