n.— «During the 1990s, some dressage riders started studying why horses move so much more freely in the pasture than under saddle. Out of those questions came some better saddle-fitting techniques and a method, called feldencris, that teaches riders to use their bodies more efficiently.» —“Billings Clinic acquisition will lead to more parking” by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette (Montana) Sept. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. There’s a whole discipline of movement and exercise known as Feldenkris, named after its Israeli developer, Moishe Feldenkris. It’s been around for a lot longer than 20 years. It seems likely that what happened in the 1990s is thatsomeone realised it would be useful for horse riders.

  2. Ah! That explains why the “feldencris” spelling googles so poorly. I haven’t had the time to figure out the original spelling, so you’ve saved me some trouble.

  3. Though I should add that I now find it spelled Feldenkrais.

  4. Well, I was at least a step on the way!

  5. Ruth Czirr says:

    Yes, all the books I’ve sen have used the -krais spelling: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_/105-1931374-2501225?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias=aps&field;-keywords=feldenkrais&Go;.x=12&Go;.y=9&Go=Go
    “Awareness through Movement” is the classic title.

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