If you have read the book ‘Correct Movement in Horses’ by the Schoneichs you will know that they have, for over 25 years, been concerned with improving the straightness and balance of horses to aid soundness and ridden longevity. If you haven’t read this book then endeavour to make it the number one position on your book shelf! Then find out where Herr Schoneich is lecturing or teaching or working with horses and make it your mission to listen to him instruct about horse biomechanics and the way to change quite ordinary or compromised horses into majesty.
Meeting Herr Schoneich listening to him talk, listening to his passion, watching him work, watching him teach others was an inspiration. His energy, enthusiasm and skill was quite extraordinary. Watching the horses learn to balance by themselves and find the pleasure and calmness in a bio-mechanically positive posture and way of moving was spell-binding.
“Crookedness” is a term which often crops up in horse training but its importance is often underestimated. Once you become involved with it more closely you realize how fundamentally important it is. The Schoneich’s believe that 95% of all problems in the horses action and way of going are caused by its intrinsic crookedness and the effect this has for example on its locomotive system if the crookedness is not corrected.
For information on Herr Schoneich visits to the UK (organised by Forageplus Ltd) and his website ARR please visit our links page.