You all know the famous quip by W.C. Fields: “Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” Even as we head into the second half of 2020, that observation seems more apt than ever. How did basic public health become a divisive issue? If you were a horse, would you bet on us humans to get on top of this disease? We wish we could say the trends in the United States were as promising as the trends in Europe. Alas, that’s not the case. Yet! While we
This just in: Jon Zahourek will be bringing his expertise and equine skeletons to Lexington, Kentucky—better known as the heart of horse country—later this year. A four-hour, equine Anatomy in Clay® class will be offered as a very special elective at the Best Horse Practices Summit, announced Maddy Butcher, executive director of the Summit. The Summit is an acclaimed two-day conference for professional and recreational horse riders and owners. It features academic and arena p
Stop and think of all the joints in the human body. For that matter, any mammal. One place to study form and function is in how one bone works with and/or interacts with the next. Check this brief, interesting video clip below from Jon Zahourek looking at the comparisons between horse and human tibiotalar joints. You can practically feel the strength and power in the horse as Jon demonstrates the “tremendous mortising” and “tremendous design” of the horse’s tibiotalar joint.
You can’t begin to understand human anatomy unless you also acknowledge that human beings (that’s us primates!) are quadrupeds. We are animals. You can’t take the study of anatomy out of the zoological context. And, therefore, evolution. We recently asked Anatomy in Clay® Learning System founder Jon Zahourek to chat about this issue as he was preparing to teach four classes at the CorePower® Yoga Leadership Summit in Estes Park. The beautiful mountain setting doesn’t matter e
Olivia Arbogast will be a junior this coming fall at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ogden, Utah. She lives about twenty miles from her high school, in the mountain valley town of Eden. Her commute to school takes her through farm country past the beautiful Pineview Reservoir and then the road cuts through the Wasatch Range, which is dotted with ski resorts up and down the state. Olivia was six months old when she got her first pony. “There’s pictures of me from a very, ve