Thank you Jean Luc Cornille for a truly inspiring weekend! After spending two years riding lame and miserable school horses at university and my new ex-racing TB being so sore from his racing career, I had come to the conclusion that it is damaging and therefore ethically wrong to ride horses. To find your work, whilst researching kissing spines was a dream, but in my head, I thought it was work I would never have the skill to do with my horse. To hear you say that it takes time and that it can be frustrating but that anyone can do it has given me the courage to try. Finding a way of riding which is actually beneficial to the horse has inspired me to dig out my riding hat. 😃😃 The fact that your work is based in sound science helps as I am fascinated with biomechanics and the way horse and rider interact together. Wonderful!
I can recommend this clinic. Jean Luc Cornille is a great teacher and gives you every practical tool you need to train horses thoughtfully for long term soundness and expression.
My head is still buzzing from this clinic. A real eye opener! Definitely need to brush up on my anatomy & physiology! So many takeaways, but the one that really needs to be heard is ‘The neck can not place the back, when the back is working properly, the neck will place itself. And to remember that every horse has a slightly different natural neck position’. Stay sound and healthy folks!
Just to say thank you for organising this fantastic clinic. I spectated on the Friday (would have done more but didn’t hear about it until recently). It was fascinating and inspiring and I can’t wait to get started to help my horse.