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Description - Straightening the Crooked Horse by Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich

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 youngsters. Readers learn how using groundwork with green horses can "straighten" them and increase their "carrying power" before they are backed. You'll see how, with sufficient attention to gymnastic training on the longe and in hand, the eventual transition to work under saddle can be handled smoothly, easily, and without ever sacrificing correct locomotion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570766497
ISBN-10: 1570766495
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 168mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Trafalgar Square
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich

Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich is an experienced teacher of both physical therapy and riding. Her main field of expertise is working with horse and rider on the longe line and correcting riders' seat. Klaus Schoneich is a horse trainer who founded the holistic training concept called Anatomically Correct Riding. He trains horses and riders at the training center Zentrum ARR(R) in Germany.

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