Prerequisites for this course are:-
Connecting and Fundamental Feel in Ground skills (students must have done this course)
Postural Development and Biomechanics Groundwork Therapy (Ideal but not essential to have done this course).
‘Riding with 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, effortless 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 are found at the highest levels in all great sports people – athletes, martial artists or dancers – 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 with horses. These principles lead us to riding in complete balance and harmony with the horse and without any brace or resistance to the horse. They include being centered, aligned and using our body in a fluid and unified way – this occurs when we are relaxing completely – the opposite of being in a state of contraction or tension. The techniques presented will lead to you becoming more balanced and that means safer and more comfortable in your riding, as well as allowing your horse to move with healthy biomechanics. Healthy biomechanics not only allow your horse to reach their highest athletic potential in performance but also result in them being calmer, happier, having less resistance and staying sound. To achieve these aims, the course includes meditation, mind and body awareness and body balancing exercises. I am very excited to share all of this with you. It will be a game changer for you.
Come 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 and participate without a horse, in which case you would actively participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, most of the body awareness / balance sessions and simulations as well as watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice the techniques.
All of these “non-hands on” with horses sessions actually make up a big percentage of the course which is why the pricing for those wishing to come without their horse is approx. 50% of the full course fee. People coming without their horses are not just fence sitters. They get equal value to those bringing horses for at least 50% of the course.
The cost to come with your horse is $990 for 5 days EB Price (if $100 deposit is paid before July 30) after that the price is $1090. The cost to come without your horse is $65/day or $325 for 5 days.
Start & Finish Times 9:00-5:00
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a raw beginner and/or feel very unconfident or unsafe in handling 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 email@example.com
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Private Sessions – Lessons, Saddle fitting & BALANCE saddle test rides.
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 $165.Energetic Bodywork/ PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) $110 Equissage treatments $88 upon request. These sessions are available before or after the course. 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.
Barbara Anderson’s place
55 Cobah Road
ARCADIA, NSW 2159
Contact Barb for information regarding the venue and accommodation for horse and human. firstname.lastname@example.org 0421 055 098