2018 Kentucky Derby: Practicum of the Horse’s Body Structure

While watching the 2018 Kentucky Derby, I studied the horse’s bodies.

It is partly because it has become a habit from assisting Bambi Dorè in her bodywork courses. When we do microcurrent therapy with Matrix Best-Vet, our eyes learn to recognize subtle distortions. 

It is an unfair screening, as the opportunities to properly view the entire horse are limited to brief moments (particularly on television) when the focus is more on panning the crowds and the talking commentators. 

One horse jumped out at me, and I snapped these pictures with my phone: the Kentucky-bred European-based Mendelssohn. My instant reaction was that I wished I could have done a microcurrent treatment on him when he arrived. I figured he would not do well. He came in dead last. 

This is not to disparage this lovely horse; I am just bringing to our attention that any opportunity to study horses can help us gain knowledge to be better bodyworkers.

Looking up his career for this article, Mendelssohn has already raced hard and is only two years old.

Whether making a purchase, improving performance, or dealing with lameness,  seeing distortions in the horse’s structures and knowing how to correct them is an ability that if we all had—well, you can only imagine how different the outcomes would be in the quality of life for horses. Those taking Bambi’s courses should consider this good homework practice.