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Straightening the Crooked Horse
Author: Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich

ISBN: 9781570766497
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1 October 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.8 x 1.3
Description:
It is well known that the horse naturally carries more weight on his forehand than on his hindquarters. This forward center of gravity, combined with an often unrecognized, inborn crookedness from poll to tail, can greatly inhibit training and ultimately affect the horse's physical soundness and willingness to perform. In fact, Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich attribute 95 percent of all locomotive problems, in both sport and leisure horses, to this inherent crookedness. For over 25 years, Rachen-Schoneich and Schoneich-along with expert riders, trainers, veterinarians, and other specialists-have concentrated specifically on this theory at their international training center in Germany. There they have worked with-and successfully "cured" through appropriate gymnastic training-more than 4,000 horses with straightness problems related to: incorrect or insufficient training; bad riding; veterinary misdiagnosis; poorly fit tack and equipment, and other causes. Now, the couple describe their techniques, not only for addressing the symptoms of crookedness in an already schooled horse, but also for dealing with the "innate problem" in unbroken youngster...

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