Busselton, WA – Intro, Riding April 14-16, Intermediate April 17-19

Riding in Synchronicity – Intro. Riding Course – April 14-16

Smoky cantering‘Riding in Synchronicity’ means to ride in perfect synchronicity and harmony, becoming like a centaur where you become part of the horse and the horse becomes part of you. To achieve this we need to understand the horse’s physical body and the biomechanics of how their body works. It is vitally important for horses to be ridden in correct posture and biomechanical balance if they are to enjoy the experience, stay sound, be healthy and reach their highest athletic potential.

This course teaches the fundamental principles and “how to” of learning to ride with harmony, effortlessness and ease. Start learning the secrets to happy and successful partnerships with horses. Whether you just want to ride for pleasure or have high aspirations for competition these secrets  will be invaluable. These fundamental keys will  develop you to be a great rider and will be of great benefit whether you are relatively new to riding or had many years in the saddle. Even high level competition riders have been greatly helped by this teaching.   If  you are a raw beginner please contact me before booking to make sure that this course will be appropriate for you to come with your horse.

There are some common principles that will be found at the highest levels in all great sports people – athletes, martial artists, dancers and even singers – these principles also apply to horsemanship and riding.  I have learned these principles through feldenkrais and martial arts as well as what I have learned through my experience with horses. These principles lead us to riding with fluidity, without brace and resistance and moving freely with the horse. They require being centered, aligned and using our body in a smooth, unified way, without getting into a state of contraction or tension. The techniques presented will  lead to you feeling more balanced and that means safer and more comfortable in your riding, as well as allowing your horse to move with healthy biomechanics which results in them being calmer, happier, have less resistance and reach their highest athletic potential. To achieve these aims, the teaching includes a lot of body awareness and body balancing exercises. I am very excited to share all of this with you because it will be a game changer  for you and your horse.

This course MAY be co-taught with Tony Robinson – depending on numbers and depending on the degree of student interest in having him teach. Tony is co-teaching most of the courses that I teach in NSW, QLD and VIC. The element that he adds takes everything that I teach to a higher level and I believe that this teaching is critical to help us attain force free horsemanship and the highest levels of performance. Tony is a  Master Healer, Horseman and Bodyworker.  Tony’s highest area of expertise is in the spiritual, emotional and energetic elements of horse and human interactions. Tony will teach the healing aspects of horsemanship – addressing both the emotional and physical aspects of healing. This healing will calm the mind, clear the unresolved emotions that are impeding progress and causing physical issues in the body, free the physical body from restrictions and heal injuries – all of this for both the horses and humans. It also takes us into the deeper spiritual levels of horsemanship which helps us understand the connections and interactions between horses and humans.

 

 

 

students-under-treeCome along with or without your horse. Of course if you can bring your horse along your learning will be maximized as nothing beats hands on experience and having direct feedback from a supportive instructor to accelerate your learning. However the other option for attending these courses is to come along as an auditor (that is a participant without a horse) where you will participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, most of the body awareness and balance sessions and simulations (this may depend on numbers – some of these sessions might need to be restricted to those bringing horses) watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice and experiment with the exercises.

Investment

The cost come with your horse is $695 for the 3 days  (if a 50% deposit is received before Feb 15th) or $795 there after.
The cost to come without your horse is $95/day or if Tony Robinson co- teaches it will be $115/day.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a raw beginner and/or feel very unconfident or unsafe in handling or riding your horse please contact me before registering and booking into this course with your horse. No stallions without prior permission.

For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel mel@melfleming.com.au

Intermediate Level – April 17-19

 

Participants in this course will have needed to have previously attended an Introductory clinic with me. On some occasions people may request permission to attend by submitting a video of themselves working with their horse on the ground and riding. Please email me for details regarding this.

The content of this course will be based upon the following, but will be adapted to specifically target the needs of the horses and riders that are attending.

We will begin by reviewing, expanding and improving upon the concepts learned in the Introductory course.

Then advance the ground skills with more precision, more responsiveness and with a better understanding of the biomechanics of the horse. Explore transitions, changes of direction, sideways and also using longer lines.

Both you and your horse will develop confidence which means safety and better performance.

Learn exercises to improve rider balance and learn more details about riding dynamics and how to flow with the horse in perfect harmony, this includes learning about trot diagonals and canter leads.

Learn about posture, self carriage, balance and biomechanics for both the horse and rider and how to enhance these through ground work and riding. Start to develop HQ engagement and collection in the horse.

Some more specific areas of learning would be :-

Reading and understanding your horse more accurately.
Deepening your Connection with your horse, developing intuitive communication.
Getting your horse more calm, connected, responsive and athletic.
Developing Feel, Energy awareness and how to use energy.
Becoming clear  and more precise with Body Language.
Using ground skills as a diagnostic tool and for your horse’s emotions and  as physical therapy for your horse.
Using obstacles to create visually clear mental pictures and “games” to help your horse learn.
Putting ground skills to purpose eg. trailer loading, crossing bridges, creeks etc.
How to better “go with” your horses movement.
Helping the horse to better follow your focus and line of direction.
Riding from your centre with a unified body.
Refining your aids, by using your body more and the reins less.
Clearing emotions in your horse and yourself.
Learning bodywork and horse care practices to improve your horse’s physical health and well being as well as improve and develop their physical capability, athleticism and performance.

 

This course MAY be co-taught with Tony Robinson – depending on numbers and depending on the degree of student interest in having him teach. Tony is co-teaching most of the courses that I teach in NSW, QLD and VIC. The element that he adds takes everything that I teach to a higher level and I believe that this teaching is critical to help us attain force free horsemanship and the highest levels of performance. Tony is a  Master Healer, Horseman and Bodyworker.  Tony’s highest area of expertise is in the spiritual, emotional and energetic elements of horse and human interactions. Tony will teach the healing aspects of horsemanship – addressing both the emotional and physical aspects of healing. This healing will calm the mind, clear the unresolved emotions that are impeding progress and causing physical issues in the body, free the physical body from restrictions and heal injuries – all of this for both the horses and humans. It also takes us into the deeper spiritual levels of horsemanship which helps us understand the connections and interactions between horses and humans.

 

 

Come along with or without your horse. Of course if you can bring your horse along your learning will be maximised as nothing beats hands on experience and having direct feedback from a supportive instructor to accelerate your learning. However the other option for attending these courses is to come along as a participant without a horse where you will participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, most of the body awareness and balance sessions and simulations (although this may depend on numbers as some of these sessions might need to be restricted to those bringing horses), watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice and experiment with the exercises and tasks.

 

Investment

The cost come with your horse is $695 for the 3 days  (if a 50% deposit is received before Feb 15th) or $795 there after.
The cost to come without your horse is $95/day or if Tony Robinson co- teaches it will be $115/day.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your horse must be started and rideable unless you just choose to do the ground work components. No stallions allowed without prior permission.

For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel mel@melfleming.com.au

Private Sessions – Lessons, Saddle fitting & BALANCE saddle test rides, Healing sessions

Private lessons  ($110/hr), Saddle fittings and opportunities to test ride the BALANCE saddles are available on request. Saddle fittings with the BALANCE saddles take 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. cost $150.  
 
Healing sessions with Tony are $177/ session and are available for both horses and humans.
 
Please email to get more details or to book a session. Please let me know as soon as you can if you are interested in one of these sessions so we can plan and make sure we can fit you in.

 

For details about the Venue, Horse and Human accomodation, Catering

contact Paisley Walker paisleypnh@gmail.com

“Woody Pear Park”
Acton Park

 

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