Posts Tagged ‘dressage’
Why my horse spooks?
August 29th, 2018 by Joachim Creten
View this post on Instagram In a wild environment, a horse will not show that is hurting because it could be the prey of a predator. He has this survival instinct even in the stable. The foundation of my work is based on trust, obsevation and what the horse tells me. No need of force … Read more
Horse attitude changing
August 28th, 2018 by Joachim Creten
View this post on Instagram Same pregnant mare during the same session. After kicking and being very agitated, finally the horse starts to relax as working on the upper low back. I still have a light contact with my hands. Few moments like this indicate that I am on the right track to unwind the … Read more
Fire in the hole!
August 27th, 2018 by Joachim Creten
View this post on Instagram Another video with the pregnant mare. I have a soft contact with my hand barely no pressure… Fire in the hole! The interesting part of this video showed how the hips moved with no bending of the body. A good reminder when you are riding your horse on a cercle. … Read more
Can’t hide a hip pain from me!
August 23rd, 2018 by Joachim Creten
View this post on Instagram I continue to work with the pregnant mare and progress to the right hip. I need both my hands and double lines are necessary. My body is leaning forward with a light touch with my hands on the hip area.The whole region of the hip is in "fire". The horse … Read more
When a horse fails the flexion test
July 2nd, 2018 by Joachim Creten
This is the second time in a month that I am contacted by a person wanting to buy a horse and wants me to give my opinion on the horse. This time, the veterinary visit was made and the horse did not pass the flexion test at the anterior right. But not being sure, the … Read more
The yawning horse
February 24th, 2016 by Joachim Creten
My first session of 5 on this horse. This horse had a surgery a year ago and had some difficulties to move properly. After 10 minutes of work, he is yawning already. The owner mentioned after the session that she did not need her spurs anymore and she had to retrain herself to sit in … Read more
What the horses never told me….
October 12th, 2015 by Joachim Creten
I used to be a professional rider and trainer for jumping horses before I came to the United States in 1997. I trained horses under different national and international riders. I even trained with Pierre Joliscoeur, a Canadian Olympic trainer, in the USA for a few month. Every rider, every trainer has his own way … Read more
Can Rolfing fix my running injuries?
December 23rd, 2014 by Joachim Creten
Running is wonderful when body mechanical functions are right. Here an article from The Guardian about the Rolfing Technique benefits putting runners back to the track and keeping them out of the running injuries. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/sep/09/what-is-rolfing-running-injuries