The SRT is delighted to have contributed to the making of this wonderful series of short films, out now. We see them as a valuable tool for owners and riders to help them understand that what they think of as “normal” may not be.
You can see Part One here:
This will have far-reaching benefits for the welfare of the ridden horse, worldwide.
Dr Anne Bondi and Dr Sue Dyson are featured (both will be presenting their latest research at SRT2018) and we are thrilled that Caroline Hegarty, founder of Equitopia will be one of our delegates, all the way from California. Equitopia is one of the charities with a display stand in the Atrium, and it will be a brilliant opportunity to find out more about their work.
Caroline told us
“I think we were all thrilled at the International Collaboration of Professionals from various fields all coming together to discuss, exchange ideas, and commit to working together for the welfare of horses worldwide. Egos were left at the door, and in areas of different views, productive discussion ensued to explore the origins of different philosophies (still ongoing) without defensiveness or posturing.
At Equitopia, we believe that EVERYTHING matters to the horse – feet, saddle fit, training, rider balance and feel, nutrition, bodywork etc. and our mission is to provide a credible resource on all of those topics for owners and professionals in the industry through our series of online videos.
We plan to continue working together with the SRT, AHT and our other educators to offer educational videos, supported by research and evidence, to guide those who want to take care of their horses for longevity, whether for personal enjoyment out on the trails or competing in the Olympics.”
No further words required – the great thing about these films is how complete they are, understandable, accessible, made for everyone and every ridden horse. Whether you compete at a high level or are a happy leisure rider please take the time to watch. At SRT, we choose our partners carefully and we are so impressed by Equitopia’s eye for detail and beauty, all based on a firm footing of horsemanship.