5.23.24 Eclectic Classroom – Raising the Base of the Neck with Deb Bennett, Ph.D

“This article builds upon an important lesson taught in the last installment of this series: that collection isn’t rooted in anything so superficial as whether the horse’s face is vertical, but is instead the result of the horse himself arching the three segments of his spine. Now we’re in a position to take a closer look at how the horse uses one of those segments—his neck —to create soft, elastic, and thoroughgoing contact with the bit. The mechanism that allows the horse to raise the base of the neck has puzzled horsemen for centuries, so it might be helpful to begin with…” – Deb Bennett, Ph.D. from “How Horses Work Installment #6: Raising the Base of The Neck.”

Join Eclectic Horseman contributor Deb Bennett, Ph.D., for a discussion on collection. This article will be a jumping off point for the discussion, please read before class.

The class will be held Thursday May 30th via Zoom starting at 6pm MST. (check your time zone here

Please plan on the class lasting at least an hour. We will start with Deb introducing the topic and answering any questions submitted ahead of time on the forum (on this topic, or any other.)

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