Jean Luc Cornille
Jean Luc is a FEI-level trainer, instructor and international competitor. He has medal-winning expertise in dressage, show jumping, three-day eventing, steeplechase and also work in-hand.
ABOUT THE CLINICThe Science of Motion is a new approach to rehabilitation therapy, developed by Jean Luc Cornille, which, instead of treating the damage, addresses the kinematic (characteristics of motion) abnormalities that cause the pathological changes which lead to lameness in the first place. The approach has been used to successfully prevent and rehabilitate lameness, where other therapies have been ineffective, underlining the capacity of the horse’s physique to heal itself, so long as the source of the abnormal stress has been corrected.
The Science of Motion approach works based on the scientifically proven fact that the kinematic abnormality is there first and it is the repetition of abnormal kinematics that causes injury. Every horse moves differently and since none move perfectly, especially with a rider on their back, even minor defects in gait can eventually result in lameness. As with human athletes, careful analysis of how a horse moves and the use of an individualised training program can both enhance performance and rehabilitate injuries, including those resulting in chronic lameness. By correcting the abnormality, if done early enough, it is possible to prevent pathological changes. Furthermore, once damage has already altered the integrity of the muscle, ligament or bone structure, correcting the abnormality is imperative for recovery and soundness.
This approach has been successfully utilised to rehabilitate many different chronic disabilities including severe cases of navicular disease and kissing spine.
CLINIC FORMATStart: 09.00
Address: WILLOW FIELDS, PUMP LANE NORTH, MARLOW, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SL7 3RA
09.00 – Lecture
10.15 – Break
10.30-1.30 – Lessons
1.30 – 2.15
2.15-5.15 – Lessons
5.15-5.30 – Q&A
Course LogisticsVenue details: Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow SL7 3RA - 5 minutes from Jct. 4 M40 10 minutes from M4.
Stabling or Turnout Pen available: £25 per day, stabling numbers are limited, the pens are approx. 5 x 10 metre, the grass will be low so please bring hay.
Hay and bedding: Please bring your own hay, or if pre ordered the by two weeks prior to the clinic £7 per bale. Bedding is provided in the stables, if you need additional the cost is £8 per bale.
Camping/Staying onsite in your lorry: There is no hook up available onsite, but if you have you are self-sufficient you are welcome to stay onsite, this needs to be pre-arranged with Larisa by email: email@example.com
Catering: There will be tea, coffee, and refreshments available all day. Please make sure you bring your own lunch, snacks and anything else you might need. There is a fantastic pub opposite, The Three Horseshoes, with great takeaway options.
Spectator: Chairs are provided so you don’t need to bring your own, however if you have one you prefer you are very welcome to bring your own.
Please prepare for all weather, windy rain to gorgeous sunshine – it’s England after all! We have some covered areas and some open to the elements.
Dogs: We LOVE dogs! But are sorry to say that we do not allow dogs at the clinics, however if the weather is safe, you are of course welcome to bring your dog in the car and take for walks away from the clinic and our dogs onsite.
Any logistics questions however small that we might be able to help with, please for email and ask firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONThere are many hotels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast options in the area. Below are a few suggestions:
Premier Inn Marlow
The Causeway, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
The Hamilton Hilton
Crowne Plaza Marlow
Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ
Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road, Marlow,
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD
Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL
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Spectators – £50 for one day | £100 for two days | £125 for three days
Riders – £675 for three days
Thank you Jean Luc Cornille for a truly inspiring weekend! After spending two years riding lame and miserable school horses at university and my new ex-racing TB being so sore from his racing career, I had come to the conclusion that it is damaging and therefore ethically wrong to ride horses. To find your work, whilst researching kissing spines was a dream, but in my head, I thought it was work I would never have the skill to do with my horse. To hear you say that it takes time and that it can be frustrating but that anyone can do it has given me the courage to try. Finding a way of riding which is actually beneficial to the horse has inspired me to dig out my riding hat. 😃😃 The fact that your work is based in sound science helps as I am fascinated with biomechanics and the way horse and rider interact together. Wonderful!
I can recommend this clinic. Jean Luc Cornille is a great teacher and gives you every practical tool you need to train horses thoughtfully for long term soundness and expression.
My head is still buzzing from this clinic. A real eye opener! Definitely need to brush up on my anatomy & physiology! So many takeaways, but the one that really needs to be heard is ‘The neck can not place the back, when the back is working properly, the neck will place itself. And to remember that every horse has a slightly different natural neck position’. Stay sound and healthy folks!
Just to say thank you for organising this fantastic clinic. I spectated on the Friday (would have done more but didn’t hear about it until recently). It was fascinating and inspiring and I can’t wait to get started to help my horse.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES:An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending this clinic, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
If you feel unwell, or anyone in your household has symptoms, please do a lateral flow test prior to attending the clinic. Please adhere to all current government advice.