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THE INNER HORSEMAN -- 2001
Deep Theme: Inner Horsemanship
Physical Theme: Bits & Bitting
Detailed anatomy studies of the upper neck and head. Reprint of the 1803 Don Juan Segundo treatise on bitting. Notes on noseband design and function. Also: Nervous system anatomy; gait study (canter transitions); deep relationship of colic and migraine; contraction vs. decontraction of the topline; horse-handler relationship; "Painty and the Trampoline" poem; what is classical riding; teaching the plie bow; the main object in starting young horses; historical review of Black Beauty; difference between rough and firm; Tom Dorrance Benefit report. Also includes the Harry Whitney articles and deep horsemanship insights by John S. Rarey from 1856.
Spectacular dissections of the back with relevance to saddle fit, with passive and active support systems. Review of the movie "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"; "Free Lungeing" by Stephen Mackenzie; "Losing Less Money Raising Horses" by Margaret Gardiner; "The Horse Gods" by Millie Hunt Porter. Riding one step at a time; notes on equine dentistry; Gervaise Markham's 1614 Cheape and Goode Husbandrie; more on John S. Rarey; translation of Gustav Rau's 1935 "Judging the Warmblood Horse"; what is contact; purpose of arena figures; Newcastle's conceit; Year of the Horse.