Bradenton, Florida (PressExposure) November 07, 2009 -- The story of "The Horse that Could Not Trot" is a fascinating journey of rehabilitation guided by a blend of classical dressage riding and the application of modern biomechanics. The young horse in the DVD could not carry a rider at trot. Jean Luc Cornille used logic based on the science of motion to locate the root cause of the problem in a debilitating habit of motion. Rational choices for training and strengthening exercises arose from this analysis. In time the horse developed as his potential originally suggested to become a picture of elegance under saddle.
The result is inspirational. The CD allows us to witness the progress of this horse almost as if we were at the scene over the months of progressive work. The documentary is skillfully photographed and presented, allowing us to relive a true dressage adventure. This is an extraordinary lesson in practical training. Any viewer will come away with much more than a warm heart by following through the clearly discussed analysis of the problem and the steps taken toward remediation.
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".