Using simple clear presentation of equine fitness and exercise physiology expertise, Jec A. Ballou gives the viewer straightforward principles to create a looser horse. Watch this video and learn how to help your horse move with ease, elegance and straightness while improving the effeciency of his musculature. Jec’s methods comine scientific rerearch with classical dressage to to produce logical results that your horse will appreciate. This presentation has been seen at national expos around the United States.
About Jec Ballou
Trainer and author Jec A. Ballou’s teaching and training articles have been featured in every major equestrian publication. She has worked with over 20 different breeds of horses and continues to enjoy the day-to-day journey of training– and learning from– horses.
Jec has undergone seven intensive training residencies in Portugal, two training residencies in Holland, and one training residency in Germany with the late Egon von Neindorff. Most recently, she traveled to Melbourne, Australia to train with her mentor, Manolo Mendez, original head rider of the Royal School of Equestrian Arts in Spain.
Jec’s initial committment to the proper gymnastic development of horses arose at age 13, when she became the youngest rider in history to win the coveted Vermont 100 Mile Competitive Trail Ride. From that day on, she has continued to study every aspect of classical training and conditioning with an undying passion. She has prepared multiple champions for disciplines as varied as endurance, hunt seat, and carriage driving.
Jec has collaborated with reknown trainers for articles in national magazines, including Arthur Kottas, Bettina Drummond, Egon von Neindorff, Charles DeKunffy, Sylvia Loch, and Manolo Mendez.
Currently, Jec specializes in helping horses obtain healthy, optimal movement. All levels of horses are welcome for training.