Photo by Dylan Ray
"Be ready to be shocked,” Jean Luc Cornille told the audience gathered at Unbroke Grounds Equine Training Center in Peletier, North Carolina. And it wasn’t long before they were just that—shocked.
In a laden French accent, Jean Luc unveiled his horsemanship philosophy, something he called "intelligent equitation.” It is based on equine muscular and skeletal biomechanics, or the science of motion, the namesake of this clinic and his website, www.scienceofmotion.com.
"A lot of people are doing it (intelligent equitation) —the really good riders are ... but they cannot explain it because it is so non-conventional,” Jean Luc said. "I’m not the only one who’s doing it but probably the only one who explains it.”
Jean Luc uses research data acquired over the past half century to improve the equitation of the rider and the performance of the ...