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Dual-Activation


The eyes of a horse are located on the outside of the skull. This means that a horse sees
a different image with each eye (monocular vision).
The horse is a flight animal and looks out for enemies with one eye, while the other eye determines a possible escape route and locates the position of the herd.
In general (there are exceptions) the left eye is the ‘safety-eye’ and the right one the  
‘get-away-eye’. The left eye is used more actively and much more experiences are stored
in the right hemisphere. (diagonal cross-linked).

For example: on your way out,  you pass a garbage can and the horse doesn’t seem to notice it. On your way back, the horse looks at the same garbage with the right eye, startles and jumps aside. At that moment the horse tries to identify the object but is unable to find the corresponding picture in the left hemisphere.

The exchange of data between the left and the right hemisphere in the brain of a horse
is 6-7 times slower than in a human-brain. This lack of balance between the hemispheres causes that a horse is poorly balanced and i.a. not aware of his hindquarters.

With Dual-Aktivierung we encourage the rapid back and forth switching  from one hemisphere to the other by left-right impulses. This helps to reduce stress and also makes the horse faster in his reaction. Therefore also faster in withdrawing a wrong decision, such as to run away. Harmony in the brains is very important for a good mood, good health
and good performance of a horse.

In human psychology, the therapy (EMDR) has long been used. Through simultaneous
left-right impulses, it seems that blockades between both hemispheres decrease. This improves the ability of processing information better and faster.
 In Kinesiology, we learn that a muscle movement occurs by the transfer of a nerve impulse. These nerves come from the head and spinal cord and are directly connected with the brain.

Basically a horse has two fears:
• to be eaten (mentally)
• to fall and be eaten (physical)

In this method the horse is trained both mentally and physically. It learns to deal with unknown or even dangerous situations and becomes more aware of his own body.

The training promotes concentration, encourages to engage with both hind legs, improves balance, trains back- and abdominal muscles and at the same time solves behavioral issues.