with Gill Liggins and Michaela Preston
9am – 5pm, 18th & 19th July
Flatwork by far is one of the most important things to focus on with any horse young or old. Its benefits are not only rewarding, but with a good Flatwork foundation you will in turn see massive improvements.
Polework is good for improving balance, control and steering. It also requires precision, so it can help to refine your aids (and your horse's reaction to those aids), which benefits everyday riding and is also great gymnastic work for the horse.
‘Babe’ the Equicizer is our hand-crafted mechanical horse that simulates riding so you can improve overall fitness and practice skills. After all, horseback riders are athletes too!
Body/mind awareness & movement
Equestrians need to be coordinated and balanced in their own bodies to be able to adequately adapt to the constant movement beneath them while riding. They also need to be mentally focused in order to connect and communicate with their horse.
The session combines anatomical embodiment and imagery to improve awareness, train the mind-body connection, and produce efficient movement.
With practice in this method, equestrians become more aware of not only their own movement, but also the movement of their horse. Consequently, the connection between horse and rider becomes more clear and precise.
Limited to 9 places (each day).
£90 each including lunch and refreshments.