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Cover photo of Balancing Act: The Horse in Sport - An Irreconcilable Conflict?

$34.95 + shipping

Book: Balancing Act: The Horse in Sport - An Irreconcilable Conflict? by Gerd Heuschmann

“Some horses are being trained with mechanical and technical devices in the shortest time possible…The goal of training should be to further the horse’s capacity to perform, and optimize his physical beauty as well as his overall well-being by taking enough time [in the process].”

–Gerd Heuschmann, DVM, in the preface to “Tug of War”.

Expanding on Dr. Heuschmann's highly successful book, "Tug of War", this new lavishly illustrated book is a must-have.

The book presents "new biomechanical, historical, and ethical evidence that "modern" riding and training methods wreak havoc on the horse's body and mind. Plus, five chapters of researched and proven recommendations for retraining: the tense horse; the rein-lame horse; the horse with gait deviations; the hyperflexed horse; and the unbalanced horse that is completely off the aids."

English Translation 2012. 238 pages. Color.
ISBN 978-1-57076-529-2


DVD: If Horses Could Speak

$59.95 + shipping

DVD: If Horses Could Speak, Gerd Heuschmann

"Horses do not make a specific noise when they are in pain and yet with practice it is possible to read their state of health from their face and especially their eyes. One year's work went into developing the unique 3-D animation which clearly demonstrates where false riding hurts and why."

75 minutes. NTSC (North American) format. English and German audio tracks. The widescreen video is letterboxed for 4:3 televisions. If you have a widescreen TV, your TV itself may have an option for zooming the image to fill your screen.

View a trailer for this 2008 DVD with a sample of the 3D animation here. (But note: the trailer is in German with English subtitles, but your DVD will be professionally dubbed in English and will not have subtitles or closed-captioning.)





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The book and DVD are published by the German publisher Wu Wei Verlag, Isabella Sonntag, Editor. She writes:

"The name "Wu We" originates from the Chinese philosopher Laotse. It stands for the art of “letting go”. The taoistic principle Wu Wei means getting to action through non-action – without useless eagerness, false ambition and self-centred intentions.equine art and children’s literature."

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