Breeding Practices 4

In this session, Karel continues to discusse the concept of balance in horses and its importance. He uses various pictures to illustrate his points, emphasizing that balance is timeless and that horses in the past were depicted as balanced beings. However, he argues that in modern times, there is a decline in understanding and achieving balance, which is detrimental to both horses and riders.

He showcases examples of unbalanced horses and highlights the negative impact on their movement and overall well-being.┬áHe also discusses the importance of suspension in a horse’s movement and how it relates to balance and contrasts examples of horses with good suspension and balance to those lacking these qualities.

Karel shares his own experience as a breeder and emphasizes the importance of allowing horses to move freely without unnecessary restrictions and calls for a return to a better understanding and application of balance in horse breeding and training practices.

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