As we explore a new approach to equine athletic training, we meet resistances simply because it is part of human nature to resist progresses. The most sordid argument against equestrian evolution is definitely, "I cannot follow this approach because I like to show.” Yet the main reason for applying advances in scientific knowledge is to better prepare the horse’s physique for the requirements of modern competitions. Both in the dressage and the hunter jumper rings, judging standards are crippling horses because they are based on poor knowledge of the equine physiology. A horse cannot be soundly educated following these modern judging principles, but a horse can be efficiently prepared for the physical demands of these judging standards applying actual knowledge of the equine physiology. Admitting to the archaism of the judging criteria does not mean staying away from the show ring. At the contrary, it is by knowing the enemy ...
Response to the Waspish Ghosts of Theological Thinking.
(E-mails after e-mails! We have been submerged by riders, trainers, and horse owners recognizing ghosts around them. The surprising abundance of responses gave birth to the idea that it would be productive to compare, one by one, the empty theories that are lurking on the web with actual knowledge of the equine physiology. The purpose is not to educate the ghosts, since they already know it all, but instead to unravel the danger of opinions and theories unrelated to the horse’s physiology.)
I was cited in a reference of a strange theory and entered a discussion about the telescopic action of the neck. I pointed out that even as a metaphor, the expression "telescopic action” was inappropriate since there is no telescopic action at all in ...
Ronan F. Power, PhD
Author’s address: Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition, 3031 Catnip
Hill Pike, Nicholasville, KY 40356; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Home Message
DNA microarrays are capable of examining the gene expression profile of thousands of genes in
a single experiment. Nutrigenomics is one particular application of this technology where the
genome-wide impact of nutrients on the expression of genes is used to elucidate pathways
leading to disease states, improved health, or enhanced performance. The recent publication of
the horse genome sequence will make this powerful research tool more available to those
involved in equine science.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) added the horse genome (Equus caballus) to the list of
mammals to undergo whole genome, high density sequencing in 2006.1 The purpose of the
project was to obtain a high-quality draft sequence of ...
Response to the waspish ghosts of theological thinking.
(Recently we have been under attack of a few ghosts who are loading facebook and other blogs with theories not even vaguely related to the way the horse’s physique effectively functions. They take a picture or a short video segment out of context and go on the rampage trying to show their science. I never read these blogs but Helyn keeps an eye on distorted use of our information . The funny part is that once this response was published these waspish ghosts of theological thinking are so concentrated on their self that they did not even realize that I was referring to them).
"An impression of motion can be achieved and photographic representation of various phases of ...
Thinking out of the box, literally
by Jean Luc Cornille
Edited by Susan Hopf
"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct,”
Yesterday I went outside of the property and I lost my mind. Helyn was recording on video and they published the video on the internet. While a large majority of viewers understood my reaction, the ones that James Rooney refers to as the waspish ghosts of teleological thinking, strongly felt that I should have been punished. I was at the edge of panic and the main reason why I did not lose my mind was that he stayed with me all along. He was not thinking right or wrong and I am glad that he was not; I was in a state of mind where I could not have distinguished right from wrong.
I was under mixed and powerful ...