Working harness to induce the elevation of the withers and to develop the back muscles
The driving of the pelvis leads to the use and the rapid development of :
- the back muscles, from the withers to the tail (ilio-spinal and rump)
- their antagonists ( the abdominals)
The back raises and the abdomen flattens - figure 7B.
The new use of the shoulders leads to the use and rapid development of the muscles of the shoulders and arms:
- Angulars - Trapezium - Rhombo´ds (between neck and shoulders).
- Pectorals (under the girth).
- The grand dorsals (under the knee) - figure 7B.
The LONGER AND SLOWER STRIDE gives more time for both muscular and respiratory recovery. The cushioning lasts longer eliminating shocks and maintaining the health of joints and tendons in the lower limbs.
The opening up of the throat, the aligning of the windpipe, the action of the diaphragm brought on by the activity of the pelvis increases the horses respiratory capacity and reduces the heart rate. This brings about a remarkable decrease in breathlessness and perspiration after sustained activity (gallops).
Whilst trotting and especially whilst galloping, projection periods increase and breakage when posing the feet decreases. The stride becomes easier and longer. The speed increases without a quickening of the stride pattern.
Sous licence d'exploitation : Michel RAFFIT (1994)
2, route de Chevreuse 78490 BAZOCHES SUR GUYONNE
Tel : ( 33) 6 25 24 21 32