Our equine family
The idea of exploring the world the way horses see it does not mean that we pretend to be animal communicator. The problem with animal communicators is that they make horses think like humans. Equines do not think like humans. They live in the moment and their priorities are about physical and mental comfort. The other excess, when it comes to relation with horses is to interpret their behavior in terms of packing order and other natural reflexes. We are placing horses into a very different environment. Also, we are asking them performances beyond the scope of natural reflexes. They have to use their brain at a different level than the way they use their brain in the wild. Trying to understand how their brain works allows to direct their thought process toward better coordination of their physique. Instead of limiting riding techniques to primitive obedience, a much more sophisticated approach is to guide the horses' brain toward a body coordination precisely adapted to the performance.
We elected to have Chazot voicing his opinion as an original way to approach a complex subject. The equestrian world definitively lack some sense of humor. Chazot has plenty of humor, as you will see.
Jean Luc Copyright©2011
Editor Susan Hopf
Photographer Helyn Cornille