Equinamity-A Revolution in Horse and Rider Training

Equi-note 14 Hyperflexion-rollkur used continuously for centuries

Hyperflexion-rollkur has existed for thousands of years as shown with this Thessalian cavalryman

Equi-note 14 Hyperflexion-rollkur-used continuously for centuries Thessalian cavalryman from 336-323BCE  Source: wikimedia.org. cc from macedonian army on Alexander sarcophagus   Equi-note 14 Hyperflexion-rollkur-used continuously for centuries As the previous post showed, rollkur has been an integral part of horse training for several thousand years. Most likely it has been a feature of training and riding […]

Equi-note 13 Hyperflexion-rollkur-how did rollkur start?

Hyperflexion-rollkur-how did rollkur start? In Egypt in 1332 BCE

Equi-note 13 Hyperflexion-rollkur-how did rollkur start? Horemheb tomb Saqqara Egypt 1332-1323 BCE Source: metmuseum.org. pd   Greek horseman 4th-3rd century BCE Source: metmuseum.org. pd   Persian Cavalry Achaemenian Period 515 BCE  Source: www.ancientart.as.ua.edu  Parthenon frieze 442-438 BCE Source: British Museum.org. cc   Xenophon cavalry training with draw reins Source: comitatus.net. wp   Equi-note 13   […]

Equi-note 12 Hyperflexion-rollkur-how does it create disharmony?

Equi-note #15 Hyperflexion-rollkur causes extensive physical and mental damage and restricted vision

Equi-note 12 Hyperflexion-rollkur-how does it create disharmony? Source: eponaTV; wp   Equi-note 12   Hyperflexion-rollkur-how does it create disharmony? The most immediate and most obvious effect is choking. The horse is being forced to work which demands a rapidly expanding supply of oxygen.  However, given its constricted its head and neck position the size of […]

Equi-note 11 Hyperflexion-rollkur is a mismatch which creates disharmony

head-in-rollkur

Equi-note 11 Hyperflexion-rollkur is a mismatch which creates disharmony Source: applied animal welfare science.com; cc       Equi-note 11   Hyperflexion-rollkur is a mismatch which creates disharmony As mentioned in the previous post, personalities  play a big part in the riding experience. And also in the quality of the interaction with horses. There may be many […]

Equi-note 10 Ignoring the Matching Principle aggravates disharmony

Equi-note 10 Ignoring the Matching Principle Aggravates Disharmony Source: Bilalham senior pakwheeler 2004 nkc     Equi-note 10   Ignoring the Matching Principle aggravates disharmony What does this mean? We can understand disharmony in several ways. In the case of a horse and rider it is very different from the working conditions shown above, where the […]

Equi-note 09 Matching Principle helps Working With Good Harmony

Equi-note 9 Matching Principle helps working with good harmony Source: author   Equi-note 9   Matching Principle helps working with good harmony You need good Inputs to start the process of working with good harmony. It is essential that you start with good Inputs. And this is even before starting to think of getting any […]

Equi-note 08 If the Matching Principle is ignored problems easily arise

Rider bucked off horse. If the Matching Principle is ignored problems can easily arise

Equi-note 8 If the Matching Principle is ignored problems easily arise Source: nkc   Equi-note 8   If the Matching Principle is ignored, problems easily arise This is because a mismatch of horse and rider inputs can quickly result in a range of problems. It is of vital importance that prospective horse owners, riders and […]

Equi-note 07 A Key Principle for success is matching horse and rider

Equi-note 7 A key Principle for success is matching horse and rider Source: author Equi-note 7   A key Principle for success is matching horse and rider There will be many Principles presented in this blog. However, this one is a key starting point. For it to happen, there must be a realistic assessment of […]

Equi-note 06 The Riding Revolution is based on a series of Principles

Author with dark bay horse. The Riding Revolution is based on Principles

Equi-note 6 The Riding Revolution is based on a series of Principles   Equi-note 6   The Riding Revolution is based on a series of Principles These Principles are expressed as a series of milestones. Why are Equestrian Principles important? Their purpose is to help build understanding between horse and owner. Progressively Harmoniously To achieve […]

Equi-note 05 The Riding Revolution will help you to collect your horse

Collected horse. The Riding Revolution will help you to collect your horse

Equi-note 5 The Riding Revolution will help you to collect your horse       Equi-note 5   The Riding Revolution will help you to collect your horse And that is just for starters since there will be many other things as well. Why is collection important? For most riders that is very obvious. It […]