Gentle ways to improve the horses core fitness while relieving pain related to conditions such as kissing spine.
Every equestrian wants to know: what is the difference between the horse that "dances" when you are on him, and the one that doesnt? According to Visconte Simon Cocozza, Trainer and Examiner for the La Fdration Franaise dEquitation (FFE), it all comes down to the horses posture.
The horses ability to use the powerful mechanisms already built into his body relies not upon the strength we can see on the outside but the strength on the inside. This invisible and complex arrangement of internal "core" muscles control the horses posture, suppleness, and agility. Their good condition is the key to the dance.
Equine core muscles are very difficult to isolate with the traditional training techniques common to horse sports. However, by examining what we do with the human body when faced with a weak core, we can find new methods for conditioning these areas of the equine body. Cocozza has taken principles of the human practice of yoga and used them to develop novel ways of reaching deep within the horses body and:
- Gently "unlock" areas that may be a little "rusty."
- Improve core fitness.
- And even relieve pain related to conditions such as kissing spine.
In this highly illustrated book, he provides step-by-step instruction explaining easy mounted exercises that enhance the horses posture, and boost his confidence in his body and movement, making him easier to ride, and ultimately, the dance partner youve always imagined.
Author: Simon Cocozza Language: EnglishBinding: HardcoverPages: 304Publisher: Trafalgar Square BooksPublication Date: 2019-07-23