Author: Dr. med. vet. Gerd Heuschmann
Film Producer: Isabella Sonntag, Wu Wei Verlag
Horses do not make a specific noise when they are in pain and yet with practice it is possible to read their state of health from their face and especially their eyes. One year’s work went into developing the unique 3-D animation which clearly demonstrates where false riding hurts and why.
~ "Heuschmann goes Hollywood" (Headline from the renowned German magazine "St. Georg" April 2008)
~ You will experience incredible 3D animation - in motion - including the whole walk and trot mechanism. This 3D-animation has been developed by the makers of the visual effects for the new Roland-Emmerich movie "2012" (Pixomondo/Ludwigsburg) in a year's work. With the data recorded via EDP, you see the horse with moving neck and head and its anatomic effects on back and hind quarters. Drawings of skeletons and muscles literally become vivid.
~ Introduction spoken by Hans-Heinrich Isenbart.
~ The moving 3D-horse is unique in the world, which clearly depicts what happens in the horse's body in, for example, hyperflexion.
~ Interviews with Prof. Heinz Meyer (author of the book Roll-Kur published by Wu Wei Verlag), Johann Riegler (Chief écuyer of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna), Peter Kreinberg (popular, highly regarded trainer from the field of western/recreational riding) as well as current live recordings from international sports underline the current situation. Everyone who loves his horse will watch this movie to understand.
~ Positive and negative live rides: Hans Riegler (Chief écuyer Spanish Riding School, Vienna), David de Wispelaere (Grand Prix Rider, awarded with the Piaffe Horsemanship sign 2008) and others.
Dr. med. vet. Gerhard Heuschmann is a vet, a rider and above all a true horse lover. He is the man who currently pours all his energy into educating riders to develop an awareness of what is really needed to make their sport more horse friendly. He is not afraid to speak up for his cause and if need be to lend the horses his voice. His book “Tug of War – Classical Versus “Modern” Dressage” was published by Wu Wei Verlag, Schondorf. First released at the end of 2006 – exactly one year later the revised second edition is published including an open letter to the FEI, the FN and the German horse riding authorities. Over 25,000 copies have been sold to date making it one of the most successful horse books in recent years and it has so far been translated into 9 languages. It explains impressively and clearly what riders have to know so that their horses stay healthy.
Click here to view the trailer for the film: www.stimmen-der-pferde.com/index/Trailer/
NTSC/Region 1 format DVD for US/Canada sytems
English language version