Horse Training Clinics
Rider Training Clinics
2012 Jean Luc Cornille Clinics
Dressage-Jumpers-3 Day Eventers
From Dressage Today
-2 or 3 day clinic. Week end or week days.
-Great flexibility. The day, (8 working hours) can be divided between Lessons, Lectures, Demonstrations.
-No limits to the number of auditors.
-Flat fee, $1400.00 per day.
-Flat fee includes air transportation.
-Transport from and to airport, Lodging and meal covered by clinic organizer.
-2 or 3 day clinics. Week end or week days.
-8 lessons per day, (private lesson, 1 hour)
-No auditor fee.
-Fee per lesson, $175.00
-Lesson fee includes air transportation.
-Transport from and to airport, Lodging and meal covered by clinic
Jean Luc’s style, which is analyzing the horse’s problem and providing adequate gymnastic is better served with private lessons. Small group lessons, (2 or 3), can only focus on more general subject. They can be accepted as introduction to the approach.
Fee for group lesson, $90.00 per rider
Dressage and/or Jumping
In both discipline, Jean Luc analyzes the horse’s technique, style and difficulties, provides appropriated gymnastic program and explains how to properly apply the program.
Private Lessons at Science Of Motion Farm
At our farm with your horse or with ours.
Riding and/OR In Hand work
Call Helyn to set up appointment. 706-485-1217
CJ, Just wanted to share with you that I audited with another clinician for a few hours today and I really thought she didn't hold a candle to Jean Luc. Here's why -- he gave me a lot of food for thought, things to ponder as I work on my own with my horse, ideas that will remain relevant throughout the course of our training partnership. The clinician, on the other hand, just told the riders what to do (left rein, right leg, transition, slow down, etc.). She essentially "rode" the horses for them. The horses got better and the riders were happy, but I didn't feel like she gave them anything to take home, except for maybe some mechanics, not the broader philosphy behind them. I have no doubt that she knows her stuff inside and out - she is XXXXXX assistant, after all. She can ride and train. But she wouldn't be my first choice for a clinician. I asked Jean Luc for the "how to" on half pass, and he explained the broader goals, not just tactics for achieving them. I am still wrestling with his approach to HP, totally opposite from what I have learned, but nonetheless interesting and fun to struggle with!
I suspect that many people prefer XXXXX because she is teaching the things they will have read and heard already. She is not challenging the status quo. And I suspect that JLC may be less broadly popular because he goes "outside the box." But I think his goals of lightness and balance are exactly right. And his teaching style is ultimately more educational (at least for me).
Just wanted to share these insights with you. (you can share it with him too!) Thought you might appreciate what I am trying to say.
...And if you do get the time to organize another clinic, let me know (-;
a post script for you regarding Half Pass work. It paid off in the show ring! Yesterday I went to a schooling show and rode Third 3 - it has four HP, two trot, two canter, all with a 2x coefficient. We scored 7/7/6.5/7.5 and a 67%. For us that was pretty darn good! So that out-of-the-box thinking does help in the sand box! LB
I was very fortunate and excited to attend this clinic at Whisperwood Acres in West Bend, WI. Jean Luc started by explaining his basis for correcting imbalance and even lameness in the horse, and how the rider needs to address the horse's issues with their own balance. I sat, open-mouthed (literally - I caught myself staring like an idiot!), through his entire initial presentation.
He was startlingly humble and patient, working with each horse and rider as individuals and studying them quietly and carefully before deciding on a course of action. He was soft-spoken and soft in his approach. Even his casual stories were humble and humorous. Every horse made an effort to touch him, and he touched every horse both with his hands and his quiet presence. He used his hands a lot, and I had to edit down carefully the images of his hands, especially the ones at the end of the day when he was answering questions in the most beautiful light. Please visit his website, Science of Motion, for more specific information on the man and his methods.
Heather K McManamy
Dear Jean Luc,
I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you for being willing to come to our area and relate your expert knowledge to us! Your approach was so refreshing! It does seem that the German philosophy is so "overbearing" to the horses. Thank you, also, for your thoughts about horses and their kind natures and intelligence. It seems that so many people think they are only there to be bullied and to satisfy ego expectations. They are very special creatures indeed.
Everyone thoroughtly enjoyed Jean Luc. Most of the participants have never been exposed to a clinician of this magnitude with the clear knowledge , understanding, research and presentation to truly help every horse - we are all on a Jean Luc "High". He is truly one of a kind. Also, as you well know he has a wonderful sense of humour which really added to the fun and everyone was comfortable with him, they were not intimidated and felt at ease with asking questions. Even the facility owner, who is a western/natural horsemanship based rider said he enjoyed it and picked up quite a few concepts that he wants to incorporate into his riding and teaching. Thank you for sharing him with us! Pamela McKnight
"Thanks again so much for hosting, organizing, running, etc. the clinic this weekend. It was so fabulous. I am so very grateful that I had the opportunity to meet and work with Jean Luc. He is an extraordinary man. If you wind up giving him feedback from the weekend, please let him know how grateful I am and how highly I think of him. "
"The more I think about it, the more I applaud Jean Luc's work. I, too, am a researcher, so I really appreciate that aspect. For him to collect all of the relevant data and apply it to riding is inspiring. I also admire him for saying that many of the classical methods are not appropriate, given the knowledge we now have about the horse's musculoskeletal system. I would really love for him to be able to deliver this information to a very large number of people. I wish they would consider having him speak at the national USDF meetings." CJ
I can honestly say that I am having more fun with my riding then I ever had....my progress is extremely slow and I am sure to the outside world they wonder what the heck is taking me so long...but all the mini lightbulbs that keep going off as I am able to connect with my horses - it really is a mind, body, spirit thing...just hoping it will all come together some day. In the meantime, though, Berend, Marten and I are enjoying the journey and they especially are glad Jean Luc has come into our lives! Pamela Mcknight
Comments on Our DVD's and Books
Love the harmony and cherished relationship your videos bring to viewers. One hand on shoulder, wow! The gesture is so simple and yet so full of trust and love and shared being in the moment. Thank you! George Buggs
“One Hand On His Shoulder” is an amazing bit of fresh air. Breaking with tradition Jean Luc Cornille demonstrates, with great intellect and humor, just how much the horse can teach the humans with which they interact. With grace and artistry Mr. Cornille presents his work in-hand with Lafayette clearly showing that so much more can be accomplished if we accept and listen to the horse. A lovely video that brings back the art of horsemanship and has certainly inspired me to listen more and demand less of each horse I work with. Susan Hopf
I just finished reading your new CD for the second time and want to thank you for it. Though it gives a great deal of meaty science-based material, the excellent anatomical renderings really help to illustrate the text. Finally, a book to bring it all together: the science, the training, for the good of the horse. Your unique sense of humor and cartoons were appreciated, as were the photos of you riding. I have to assume that there are other books on the way, and will look for them on your website. Caroyln Sanchez
Jean Luc approaches his challenge drawing on the wisdom of the traditional masters, especially de la Gueriniere, combined with a deep understanding of the functional anatomy of the horse given by more modern scientific investigations. The anatomical illustrations are especially noteworthy for their clarity. These illustrations are combined with high quality video clips of horses in motion. Seeing them together is what really makes clear the connection between the horse’s skeletal alignment while in motion and either a balanced, supple gait or a strained, damaging gait. This horse’s problem may be unique, but in using this case Jean Luc has provided insights into the biomechanics of horse and rider that throw light on all sorts of training issues. I will enjoy viewing this video many times over for guidance in riding and training my own horse. I recommended it especially to people who enjoy thinking about how horses move in that magical way they can”. Bradley Bockrath