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Bernd Paschel

Bernd Paschel is a retired Lecturer from the Department of Sport Sciences at Frankfurt University, Germany, with a special interest in kinematics, the science of motion. In March 2014, in cooperation with other sports educators and riders, he launched a campaign to prevent abuse of the horse. http://www.berndpaschel.de

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Man Bites Horse

By Bernd Paschel

Paschel: Dr. Cook, some people call you “the father of bitless riding” but would it be more accurate to call you a researcher on the bit and bitless riding? Cook: Yes. Bitless riding was first discovered by pioneers about six thousand years ago. They probably first used a noose around the neck (today’s neck strap) […]