Riding in Synchronicity – Intro. Riding Course – March 20-24 “Alchemy Place”, Moonbi, NSW

Building Confidence and Communication in the saddle

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 will be co-taught with Tony Robinson – 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. This teaching is critical to help us attain force free horsemanship and the highest levels of performance. It also takes us into the deeper spiritual levels of horsemanship which helps us understand the connections and interactions between horses and humans.

 

 

******IMPORTANT NOTE: If it has been a while since you did the  Introductory Ground skills course I would highly recommend redoing it as a refresher OR at least doing day 3 of it again just to get you and your horse in the mindset and flow again. You will then have your horse and yourself settled in with some ground work so you will get the most out of the riding course. There will be some ground work in the riding course but we will be able to get more riding done if both you and the horse are already mentally and emotionally in the right space.

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 $975 for the 5 days  (if a 50% deposit is received before Jan 31st) or $1155 there after.
The cost to come without your horse is $95/day or $475 for the 5 days.

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

 

Venue:

“Alchemy  Place” Moonbi, NSW

Camping  $15/night/person
Power use $5/night
Horse stay $10/night/day

There is a fully equipped kitchen for your use to self cater, with fridges, freezer (limited freezer space), stove top, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, sandwhich press, cooking utensils, plates, cutlery etc. as well as  toilet & shower facilities.

For details about the venue and  horse and human stay go to the “Alchemy Place” page or contact me. mel@melfleming.com.au or 0428 385 745

Start and Finish Times:

9:30am – 5:00pm

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Alchemy Place 5 day Introductory course WITH HORSE

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