LOOK! We need to start seeing the combined principals!

The study of classical dressage, natural collection and the LINT/L - OFM (least invasive natural trim/lifestyle based on optimal feral modeling) share a huge intersection of content.

If you watch only one video this entire year, please watch this:

http://epona.tv/dressage-astray-part-one

 The same gifts the ride on the left is giving the equine my trimming gives to the horses under my care 24 hours a day.......hints  1) look at the effective weight on the standing legs, 2) look how the head, neck, shoulder and front limb all appear to be one well designed piece on the left instead of parts stuck together, 3) look at how the belly or trunk is blocking upward motion of the legs on the right while upward motion of the legs on the left is part of a whole body lifting. Classical and natural collection have a huge content intersection. Landing versus lifting...which would you rather have for your horse?

The same gifts the ride on the left is giving the equine my trimming gives to the horses under my care 24 hours a day.......hints  1) look at the effective weight on the standing legs, 2) look how the head, neck, shoulder and front limb all appear to be one well designed piece on the left instead of parts stuck together, 3) look at how the belly or trunk is blocking upward motion of the legs on the right while upward motion of the legs on the left is part of a whole body lifting. Classical and natural collection have a huge content intersection. Landing versus lifting...which would you rather have for your horse?

 

Regardless of our differences and the details in what we think constitutes "our horsemanship," it is this shared content, this truly seeing of the horse, that is ultimately going to allow all horses and all disciplines to improve, and as a result, all of humanity. 

I wish to goodness gracious I could perform the hoof care for some of these classical athletes.....The synergy of my optimization of the potential "strain" energy of the equine combined with the native intelligence of barefoot combined with improvements in habitat combined with true classical dressage, or really, all excellent horsemanship, regardless of what you like to call your particular discipline. 

Magic.