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Horse Rider Workshop

Out of Your Saddle: 

  • The Off Your Saddle: Equestrian workshop will be beneficial to any rider who would like to improve their flexibility, their balance and optimal riding experience (the foundation of Pilates for riders)
  • Teach your horse to respond more easily to commands, with improved awareness of your posture.
  • This workshop will provide you with exercises to help improve communication between you and your horse.  Having free-moving limbs and an understanding of trunk stability is key to communicating what you want from your horse; Pilates can teach you how to use your seat, arm and leg aids effectively and gain a deepened and trusting relationship so your horse is more confident in your ability.
  • Gift vouchers are available to purchase and use towards this course.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what Pilates is and how it can be useful for riders both in and out of the saddle – the elegance of Dressage, with the endurance of a Steeple Chaser!
  • Learn how to begin your journey of effortless elegance; Learn exercises to improve flexibility, strength and balance
  • Understand why a strong and supple body is important to horse riding
  • Be able to follow an exercise routine safely that will enable you achieve a more stable seat, Improve postural asymmetries; these can have profound affect in the saddle
  • Learn the exercises that will aid deeper hip mobility, including flexion; making getting on and off from the floor more achievable!
  • Learn techniques to deepen your seat; how not to collapse and bounce in the saddle is a skill that can always be improved! Understand how to absorb a horses movement, allowing for fluid motion with your horse will increase comfort in the saddle
  • Improve effective communication with your horse
  • Understand how to modify the exercises , if required

What’s included;

  • Venue facilities and use of equipment for practical session
  • 2 hours of highly qualified teaching (including short break)
  • Current & relevant presentation
  • Exercises and new skills you can take away with you on the day
  • Course notes
  • Refreshments  

Advance Payment received in full to reserve your space.  Please book via our timetable. 50% refund if cancelled within 7 days of the workshop. No refunds for cancellation within 7 days of workshop

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