Yes, winning is not everything.

Dec 14

 Jean Luc COrnille

  posted by helyn on 14.12.14 12:56 as Yes, winning is not everything.

The SOM (Science of Motion) was initially developed for better performances in the show ring. It was about educating and coordinating the horses' physique for the athletic demands of the performances, Once in the show ring, and in order to win, it was still necessary to show what the judges wanted to see, but it was possible to greatly reduce the percentage of injuries that is epidemic in the show ring. Also, the horses showed better gaits. Once a judge asked me, Where do you find these million dollars movers?" I told him, "I make them." He laugh thinking that I was joking and say, "Good response." I did not have a sponsor and I could not afford the purchase of extraordinary movers but with appropriated education, the horse’s gaits improved dramatically. Look at the horse that could not trot.(A video SOM produced) He was dead lame and totally crippled. At ...

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Dec 8

 IHTC conversations

  posted by helyn on 08.12.13 14:40 as Yes, winning is not everything.

Continuing the conversation engaged with Stacy Wilson about wrong diagnosis, this reflection of Kristine Matlack DVM, is very pertinent "There has always been a disconnection between what top horsemen know and what vets work with, their knowledge base is structural and physiological, and drugs, and surgery and healing, but not movement oriented. The art of rehabilitation after injury is just becoming a serious field of study.... great horsemen have always done it well, but they have not been asked to speak at the vet schools!” Decades ago, Kristine Matlack worked as a vet for the Olympic jumping team. She bred jumpers and one of her horse lead Kathy Kussner to victory. Kristine Matlack does have a unique experience about the education directing veterinary diagnoses and the reality of educating and reeducating horses. Top horse persons are capable, through the combination of skill and knowledge, to prepare efficiently the horses’ physique for the ...


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Nov 29

 Yes, winning is not everything.

  posted by helyn on 29.11.10 06:39 as Yes, winning is not everything.

In 1971, Rantzeau become ranked 5th best sire of Eventers. Thanks to Quolibet Z and Unic F. (Horse Magazine.com)


"When we want to believe a proposition, we ask, ’Can I believe it?’ and we look only for evidence that the proposition might be true. If we find a single piece of evidence then we are done. We stop. We have a reason we can trot out to support our belief. But if we don’t want to believe a proposition, we ask. ’Must I believe it?’ and we look for an escape hatch, a single reason why maybe, just maybe, the proposition is false.”(Tom Gilovitch)

As well, a horse trots around the training ring with the neck high or low or overly flexed because the rider or the trainer or both have found in classical or modern literature a single piece of evidence ...


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Jan 3

 ReFeeding syndrome in horses

  posted by helyn on 03.01.10 21:00 as Yes, winning is not everything.

Re-Feeding Syndrome and the Starving Horse


This article will address the issue of starvation in the horse, the physical impact and clinical manifestations that starvation has on the animal, the   
prognosis for recovery, the problems associated with re-feeding the starving horse and restoring it to health and, the current recommendations for 
implementing a successful re-feeding program.

The topic of starvation and re-feeding is relevant from a nutritional standpoint because, as with humans, starvation and the subsequent abrupt, and 
improper, re-feeding of a horse can result in a dysfunction in the animal’s metabolic system and their electrolyte balance.  Additionally, problems 
including fluid overload and thiamine deficiency may also occur.  These dysfunctions can cause the heart, kidney ...


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Dec 23

 Missing Mare – LARGE reward!

  posted by helyn on 23.12.09 16:56 as Yes, winning is not everything.

$4000 cash reward for return of Thoroughbred mare HILL CITY MISS. She is a dark bay 2004 mare with a star on her forehead. She has no other white markings. Her tattoo # is H15828. She was adopted from New Vocations in January, 2008, by a small breeder in Umatilla, Florida, who has now admitted to selling her and violating the terms of the adoption agreement. She may have been sold for a polo pony but the original adopter doesn’t have any contact information in regards to the person who purchased her. Please help us find this mare. Pictures are attached. Contact Mary Johnson at 614-565-9400

Missing Horse in Florida

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