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The ConCord is a rehabilitation and training method which allows your horse to walk in optimal balance. A solution for injuries, agitation and every other situation where you are not able to ride your horse!
Mieke Verdonk developed the ConCord as a rehabilitation method because a lot of horse owners have a problem walking their horse calmly and savely during a rehabilitation period. The horse gets too energetic and this has an adverse effect on the recovery of the illness or injury. The method can be applied to chronic diseases like navicular, spavin and ergot arthritis. But also arthritis in the back and kissing spines, several forms of lameness, muscle injuries, recovery after an operation, physical problems and it also works to bridge the period during rehabilitation.
The ConCord has a beneficial effect on horses is also suitable for healthy horses in addition to daily training
It is important to protect a lame or injured horse against hurting itself if the horse needs a period of walking as a means of rest and recovery. In this walking period horses are often not doing enough to use up the gained energy levels. This can result in uncontrollable behavior by which the horse can hurt himself, his leader or aggravate the injury. The ConCord Leader can ease the horse because how it is positioned on the horse; it activates three stimulus; skin, neck and mouth. The pulley gradually divides the tension on these three points. The method contributes to maintaining to built up muscles and stimuli the reflexes of the horse to lengthen his top line.
ConCord is a registered trademark and Community Design of Verdonk Innovations Products
Interview about the ConCord with Spanish international dressage/grandprix amazone Beatriz Ferrer-Salat.
The ConCord is a completely new and unique method which allows a horse to naturally lower its head and stretch out its neck so the neck and back can fully relax. The uniqueness of the ConCord is that because of the pulley, it remains manual! It is compatible with both head collar or bridle.
The ConCord is made of high quality, handmade materials. Braided of 100% cotton fabrics and provided with the known Ronstan pulley.