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Nuno Oliveira Defines what Forward Is and How to Actually Use the Leg
8, “the legs of the rider - some people have the tendency to use too
much pressure with the legs. I would try to use a very simple
explanation to make you lose the tendency to use too much legs. The
horse breathes and if the pressure with the legs is continued, then he
must breathe with his chest contracted.” Now who thinksabout that?
How do we transform the anger and despair that we are all feeling about how the horse is being treated like an object to useandabuse,
into compassion and purpose? How can I protest against this? What we
need to be able to do is "to bridge the gap between spirituality and
activism" - bridge the gap between our feelings and caring, between our
soul and our actions and purpose.
On the Vertical: A Fashion that is Failing the Horse
lesson of this day was to create bending and turning with no reins, off
the seat alone. But not with gross movements, or shoving with the
rider's balance first one way and then the other, but with a finesse
that created a whole of the horse below. Rassembler insists that the
horse is connected from head to tail, that we create no disconnects
anywhere in the horse. That we insist that simple alignments create
subtle connections that cannot be disturbed.
Out of this mix have come unexpected connections, and a proposal, or a
suggestion really, for a way to be present, not only to heavy
heartedness, but outrage, and the feeling of helplessness in repeatedly
seeing violations of the dignity of the horse.
was invited to Robert Wagner's ranch just outside LA to watch a man
called Ray Hunt work with horses. I spent four days entranced by this
man's philosophy and work. Having said that, Ray would continually give
credit to a man called Tom Dorrance: “If I’m doing anything good with a
horse, I got that from Tom.”
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