Certified Specialist in Horse Ethology with scientific experience from more of 15 years.Françoise Tacq
has interpreted the horse language in the frame of the therapeutic method of the muscles and articulation chains
A metodology for a better understanding between horse and rider.
TOTAL TRAINING = 7 days (10:00 to 17:00 o'clock):
The TRAINING will be HELD in our Equestrian HIPICA MAIGMO, in English, French and translated to Spanish.
For more information phone Chantal; 610 277 406 and you can obtain more details.
You can bring your own horse if you wish.
SUNDAY 1 MAY 2011: 'BODY TO BODY COURSE' = 60 € PER DAY OF PARTICIPATION: 7 WORKSHOPS, REPEATING EVERY YEAR. (1 MAY = WORKSHOP:ISOPRAXIA)
WORKSHOP: « The Bubble » You noticed very often how the space in which you live influences the quality of your relations with the others. You have to know the horse is very sensible to it too. This day intend to make you discover the way the horse manage his space and the one of the elements of the external world. Making this clear will help you to improve the way you manage the horse in the everyday life.(Sunday 28 August 2011)
WORKSHOP: Lorenz-Craig; As a computer each species has its own input, processing and output. The input come from the sensorial functions: the touch, the taste, the olfaction, the hearing and the sight. The way those functions work is different from a specie to anotherThe processing is specific according to the brain of the specieThe output is specific according to the ethogram of the specie. Konrad Lorenz and Craig have defined a schema to explain how it works. This better understanding of the horses will help you to be fair with them. To be fair means acting according to the horse’s reality and not according to the human’s. (Sunday 2 October 2011)
WORKSHOP: The topologic space; is managed by the horse through what is called “the 5 topologic rapports”. All the life of the horse is based on those 5 rapports. Understanding this will help you to understand behaviours of the horse that most of the time are strange for us and can make us afraid sometimes. The horse situates himself in the environment through a way that has nothing to see with ours.(13 Marzo 2011)
WORKSHOP: Body consciousness; We will start with the centre of our body, the pelvis, that play a key role in our balance both physical and psychological. It is the seat in the riding work. Through the observation of the posture of each rider we will point out the 6 muscular chains of GDS, the alphabetic letters of the body. The 6 muscular chains make the body talk by giving it its expressions. When the different chains work in escalade between themselves they chain ourselves. Taking consciousness of our body’s way to function will help us to improve our dialogue body to body with our horse(3 Abril 2011)
WORKSHOP: Isopraxia: When riding it is often difficult to know what is good and what is not. We can hear a lot of contradictions from different sources. Who to believe?This day will give you some undisputable parameters and you will understand why they are undisputable. We will talk about the “3 fundamentals” to help you to be in balance above your horse and about reciprocal isopraxy (any rider move will provoke a homologous move to the horse/ any horse move will provoke a homologous move to the rider).(Sunday 1 May 2011)
WORKSHOP: Equilibry of the rider and the horse. The body is continuously looking for equilibrium. It cannot stay in a perfect balance because it is living continuously constrains as much as physical as psychological. The horse feels our disequilibria and dysfunctions. It is important we become aware of them in order to improve our tonic/emotional exchanges with the horse. That’s what will be all about during this day. (Sunday 19 June 2011)
WORKSHOP: SINTHESIS; After the 6 themes above we propose to gather everything together and to apply them in specific situations of a horseman. (Sunday 10 July 2011)
Approaching a horse by the mental face, and doing efforts to understand it seems to become nowadays an indispensable/essential step during the learning process of a rider.
Horses communcate between each other by behaviors belonging to their species. The horse is not by nature a dendweller like the wolf,which after each hunting excursion returns to a set place where it feels secure.
Humans, in particular, feel safe within walls, but the horse has no concept of 'home' or erritorial ownership of an enclosed area in that way. Instead, safety is achieved by a combination of physical and sensory attributes - excellent all-round vision, explosive speed and stamina to out-run predators, and a social structure in which the vigilance and co-operation of the group ensures the security of the individual. Unfortunately none of these can reasonably function within the confines of a stable. So we arrive at a novel situation where it is quite possible for a person to spend many years working with horses without ever really knowing who exactly a horse is.
The method "body to body" offers the possibility to understand the behaviors of horses but also to have more communication between horse and rider.
The training suggests to be understood as an introduction to "behavioral horse-riding" for more safety and confidence,and how to achieve this through love, language and leadership.
people having a passion for horses to develop a healthy and harmonious relationship with horses, to end up in a real partnership of horse and rider. There are no particular competences required. The exercises will be adapted to the level of each participant
To build up a partnership based on collaboration and motivation ending up with a horse that will be your biggest fan.
To develop the necessary competences to establish this partnership based on confidence and respect because you will better understand horses and built up a real language which will establish a strong complicity with your horse as partner.
More security, more knowledge through tailor-made pedagogy for each couple horse-rider.
The program tackles the communication between rider and horse. It is firstly about self-development and designed specifically to teach the human based on a work on yourself. The second pilar focuses on the method of muscle and articulation chains.
- Horse ethology (behavioral riding)
- The method of muscle and articulation chains.
The training will permit you:
. To intensify your knowledge on the different natural horsemanship-methods actually used (Monty Roberts, Parelli, Faulkner, Tellington Jones,...)
. To improve your gesture and taking advantage of the professional vision of the trainers. With help of modern techniques(ex. video films and its analysis)individual problems are analyzed and solved.
. Horse massage
. To perfect your communication between horse and rider, relative to its age, personality and usage.
. To teach your horse on the ground the things you want him to understand when you are on his back.
. To set up a personalizad plan for a continuous progress once at home.
. GDS: muscle and articulation chains method elaborated during the years 1960-70 by Mrs. Godelieve Denis-Struyf;
Your frustrations will be a thing of the past; you wil start having more fun with your horse and exploring how much more you can achieve
. You wil communicate on longer lines, at greater distances, heading toward Liberty (Liberty: the thrill of playing with horses with "no strings attached". You will then be able to command your horse at distance, without halter or rope.
You will be able to do common manipulations with ease and serenety.
First you will work your gesture on the ground, without horse, later with horse. You will ride bareback, work in liberty,in circles, with long reins etc. You will start to express yourself in "horse-language". You will learn to manipulate a horse with the method of "muscles and articulation chains" and how to practice horse massage.
Men shared his life with the horse during 6,000 years. Without doubt, the horse knows more about men than the man on the horse. To say that the horse is only an instrument of work or leisure, is to leave of the most important side.
We can live with the horse and find our roots. If from this encounter a work relation can be born it must be an expression of shared happiness.
More than a method, the “body-to-body” training is more a methodology that a method.
The objective is to find a communication with your horse, before starting to ride. The “body to body” gives reason of analysis that will help you to make conclusions, and you will understand why a horse sometimes does not what you want him to do.
The “body-to-body” training is a global approach that integrate horse and rider. The techniques are based on scientific foundations.
An intensive training in the field of horse ethology and more than 30 years experience in the horse observation.
Daniel Goffaux spent already as a young boy entire days with observing horses with the aim to imitate them and to be accepted as one of their breed. The result of his method was that he learnt their language: the body language. Some say that he dances with horses. He seeks to understand the intellectual knowledge and in particular the sensitive language "I try to listen to the entire horse and I invite him to express himself as much as possible. I like to think that his movements are words addressed to me in order to tell me the history of us, the human beings. Daniel Goffaux uses the norms of innate hierarchized social organization in the herd, and therefore he obtains results that will surprise you. This “horse” language, essentially corporal, has fascinated his wife Françoise Tacq, kinesist specialist, and she applied it to the therapeutic method in which she is specialized for over 20 years: the method of the muscles and articulation chains GDS. This technique helps to better understand our body and to get conscious about the effects it produces on the horse and to develop the independence of the external aids once riding.
The “body-to-body” training is a formation that begins with an approach on yourself. Also the study of the horse ethology, and finally the study of the communication techniques obtained through the observation of the behavior between the colt and the horse in the natural environment. In liberty, as much the horse like the colt uses the corporal language to communicate between them. This theory is used in the natural taming to be able to execute several exercises that will as much comprise a pedagogical project for the horse as for the rider. We will learn to carry out all the exercises with facility and serenity.
Riding the horse, we will pay attention to the innate behavior. This behavior is explained in the theory part “ethology”: Isopraxia.
With isopraxia, the aid taught in the courses of classic taming, will seem to you more logical and will be dominated with more facility.
Working on yourself: Who am I?
Before “making obey” your horse. It is necessary to verify first our way of expressing, leaving of side all the equestrian techniques. From the first contact the horse catches our behavior. Our personality and our own experiences make us adopt types of behavior and attitudes that are registered over years in our body by the repetition of the muscular tensions. These tensions reveal us clearly a typology that the horse deciphers immediately.
To be conscious of your own body is the essential way to be able to communicate with the horse, not only riding the horse, but also from the ground. The method of the muscles and articulation chains GDS will help you to know better your body, and to realize which consequence your body induces in the horse, and to develop the independence of the aids.
Ethology of the horse: Who is the horse?
We learn the bases of horse ethology (scientific study of the behavior in its natural surroundings). Any technique will be better applied with this study. Just as it is not sufficient to know a language to be able to say something intelligent, neither it is sufficient to know a single method to be able to express what you want the horse to understand. You need a minimum of knowledge to speak the language of the horses.
Theoretical and practical study: Like communicating? The ethology teaches us how horse is, and the horse teaches us how we are.
Starting off of these two principles, we will secure the communication with the horse, but it is necessary to consider that this study is not a prescription book. We get tools for analysing which allows us to give an adapted answer to each horse, to the objectives of each rider, the difficulties and the circumstances that we can find.
Practicing the “Body-to-body” training: This training can be complemented with practicing in reduced groups, approximately 3 times during the year.
PLACE: Hípica Maigmó from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs
PRICE: 375 € paying the complete course or 60 € paying 1 workshop
CONTACT: Chantal: 610 277 406
SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2011 AND SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2011
EQUESTRIAN TRAINING DAY ORGANIZED BY 4 TEACHERS AND INCLUDING 6 WORKSHOPS.
WORKSHOP 1: VOLTIGE: THE RIDERS LEARN TO LOOK FOR A BALANCE WITH 1 HORSE TAKEN BY 1 TEACHER ON THE CORD in which a rider vaults onto and off a horse’s back. GYMNASTICS ON HORSE BACK AND ALL TYPE OF ACROBATIC EXERCISES. WE LEARN TO FEEL THE NATURAL GAITS RIDING WITHOUT SADDLE; WALK, TROT AND CANTER.
WORKSHOP 2: NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP: THE RIDERS LEARN TO GUIDE THE HORSES ON THE GROUND AND TO GAIN HIS CONFIDENCE.
WORKSHOP 3: THEORETICAL COURSE OF ETHOLOGY: Study of the horse in its natural surroundings
WORKSHOP 4: HORSE RIDING LESSON: English dressage technique
WORKSHOP 5: BODY CONSCIENCE.
WORKSHOP 6: VIDEO AND COMMENTS.
WORKSHOP 7: LONG REINS: The group takes a horse in natural taming with long reins.
ACCORDING TO THE LEVEL WE MAKE 3 OR 4 GROUPS OF MAX. 6 OR 7 RIDERS
Place: Hípica Maigmó, Alicante, Tibi
Price: 75 €/person
Schedule: from the 10:00 to the 18:00 hours
Meal: 10 € for adults and 6 € for kids
Call 0034610277406 or email@example.com
Teachers: Daniel Goffaux (specialized in ethologic method body-to-body horse communication) and Françoise his wife (specialized in horse massage and kinesitherapy riding), Hugo Moine (specialized in jumping and therapeutic riding) and Chantal his wife (natural dressage).
The horse is a gregarious animal and needs to communicate with the other members of the herd. This powerful instinct is always present, reason why it will try to return next to the companions of his species or to remain next to them, because it gives security feelings. With their communication system they can transmit basic emotions like the fear and establish a hierarchy of dominion without violence. The domestic horses consider the humans like members of their herd, reason why they use the same corporal language to communicate. In our horse stable this culture is transmitted to the riders through a relation 50- 50%.
EVERY DAY TRAINING: COEXISTENCE BETWEEN HORSES AND THEIR RIDERS (ADULTS AND KIDS).
Every successful horse training experience can be interpreted in terms of "relationship". Natural horsemanship is the philosophy of working with horses by appealing to their instincts and herd mentality. During this training day we will realise all the normal daily activities of the riding school and basic horse care. An unforgettable encounter with our friend 'the horse'. Use all your senses and try to form a 50 - 50% relation. An ideal training to surpass the fears. The horse gives us back what our intelligence deficit.We get feelings of well-being and harmony with the nature. We imitate the horse to generate trust, we try to be pacific, then the horse will imitate us because he feels safe to our side… The equestrian activities include (according to the level of each rider):
Riding lesson, clasical dressage
Walk and hacking
Groom your horse or poni
Horse hoof cleaning and care
Natural horsemanship, dancing with horses
You participate with us in the daily activities like, horseriding lessons, voltige, hacking and walks, feeding the animals,...
It is not necessary to have experience to participate in this training, only wanting to live and share experiences with our friend the horse or poni.
Date: Every day.
Attendance: We can attend adults and kids. We reserve your meal for 10 €
Hotels: About 10 minutes walking of the Equestrian school (by request we make reservations), more hotels to find in our web page www.clubhipicomaigmo.com
Inscription: Inscription will be confirmed when a transference will be realised to the account of the Cam 'Equestrian Riding school Maigmó.
Note: Do not realise a transference without verifying if there are vacant places.