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illbebackPLEASE NOTE: Due to study commitments, I am stepping back from my bodywork practice until 2017. I will continue to accommodate referrals from other practitioners and rehab cases (with veterinary approval) where possible, but will not be taking on regular clients until completion of my Masters degree. I will also have limited availability for educational offerings throughout this year, but if you are interested in securing a 2017 workshop or seminar in your area, please get in touch on info@foundationsofsoundness.com with all of your questions and wild ideas!

"On balance and collection... and FDO (forward, down and out, with nose in front of the vertical, a soft throatlach and the eye level with a point between the hip point and stifle depending on conformation and training)

Manolo says they cannot be hurried, forced or taken. Both comes from within the horse. They are born not just from developing the horse's body, his straightness, strength and suppleness but from tending to his mind and heart and carefully cultivating his desire to work with the rider.

True in 2013 and true today.

In the comments, someone asked how these images relate to the forward, down and out posture we often discuss on our page. This is our answer below.

FDO is similar to the first position in ballet, it is a foundational posture the trainer will use and return to as the horse develops first its independent balance, suppleness, strength and straigness and then, in a progression of stages its self carriage and collection.

There is no either/or choice here, FDO is necessary to develop and maintain a horse capable of moments of self carriage and collection...

These images are moments of collection where the horse cannot be long and low because the body is gathered. In collection, we ask for the body to remain without tension, for the poll to be soft and the nose to be in front of the vertical while the horse's entire body gathers and sits a little more which demands more flexing of the horse's hind legs and a weight shift to the hindend.

Manolo asks for a few strides and then back to a more lengthened posture which allows the muscles to rest and move freely.”
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