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Airing October 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered why some horses move so gracefully, so beautifully, it’s like dancing, while other horses just… don’t. Or can’t?

But maybe, with the right approach, they might be able to?

Knowing that a horse’s ease of movement first begins with its inner strength and balance, Visconte (Viscount) Simon Cocozza realized that the way to help the horse achieve this difference is through applying yoga principles – designed and intended for humans – to our equine partners. After extensively working with his own horses, as well as some of the finest equines and trainers in Europe, Simon wrote his book Core Conditioning for Horses: Yoga-Inspired Warm-up Techniques.

Simon is also a performance coach and examiner for FFE, a British qualified trainer, and one of Europe’s leading bio-dynamics researchers. In this fascinating episode, Simon is joining us from his equestrian center in Normandy, France where he trains and, he says, enjoys far too much cheese.