Equestrian Tool Kit

Equestrian Tool Kit

Equestrian Blog: Be the rider your horse needs you to be:

Aspects of riding Pilates can improve:

  • Your riding position and posture
  • Your alignment, and ultimately your horse’s too
  • Your core stability and balance (less falls)
  • Your flexibility (better sitting trot)
  • The independence of your seat (no more hanging on the reins)
  • How you use your body to reduce wear and tear and injuries

What the clinics will cover:

  • The Riding-Pilates Connection — Awareness, balance and centering.
  • Assessing the Rider off the horse — designed to teach riders how to feel better and notice their body. Individualizing a program to suit your exact needs.
  • Common Riding Problems and their corrections
  • Mat Exercises — Barn & Home Program

Aspects of riding groundwork can improve:

  • Helps build respect, understanding, clear communication and trust with our horses.
  • Builds a strong foundation to a great horse/human partnership.
  • Helps us gain an eye for our horses body mechanics – seeing imbalances on the ground allows us understand and address what is happening under saddle.
  • Develops the flexibility and suppleness needed for a healthy balanced horse.
  • Understanding how we are in our own bodies has an effect on our horses and their way of going.
  • Shows us whether our horses are ready mentally and physically to ride.
  • Gives us the ability to problem solve safely and with confidence.
  • A great way to warm up and prepare for a successful ride.

What the clinics will cover:

  • Communicating clearly with individual parts of the horse
  • Adept handling of tools
  • Establishing respect and understanding between horse and human
  • Introducing tools for problem solving
  • Awareness of what we are bringing to our sessions
  • Learning how to be an objective observer of our horse
  • Take home a series of quick effective exercises that yield great results

What  Equestrians have to say about Pilates: