Sep 17


  posted by helyn on 17.09.14 11:26 as Equine Science


In academic education as well as in academic equitation, there are three types of learners, superficial learners, strategic learners and deep learners. Superficial learners are satisfied with training techniques moving the horse side way holding the reins and touching the limbs with a whip or a bamboo pole. They only consider the gesture without any understanding and even concern for the athletic demand that the gesture imposes on the horse’s physique. Superficial learners don’t question how the horse does it. Superficial learners accept leg-yielding as a rational movement. They are not concerned with the fact that leg-yielding induces inverted rotation of the thoracic spine. As long as the horse moves side way, superficial learners believe that they are doing dressage. Superficial learners regard shoulder for as a small shoulder in.


Strategic learners further their knowledge but mostly to pass the exam or satisfy the judging standards. Most riders and trainers are strategic learners. The focus is the movement and they explore systems than can teach the move. Strategic learners apply systems quickening the horse’s obedience. Strategic learners are at ease with the thought that shoulder for is about holding the horse between the inside leg and the outside rein.


Deep learners are the true riders, trainers, teachers and therapists. Deep learners do not believe that a sound education can be achieved fitting the horse to formulas. Deep learners are interested in understanding how the horse physique effectively functions and by "effectively functions,” I mean in the light of advanced research studies instead of undocumented articles. Deep learners focus on the muscular development and coordination preparing efficiently the horse’s physique for the athletic demand of the performance. Deep learners realize that judging standards have massacred Gustave Steinrecht’s shoulder for. Depp learners can understand why the shoulder for is not a movement but rather a concept.

Science Of Motion
Jean Luc Cornille

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