Equest Connect Clinic - Level 1 (Rider Aware)
Be prepared to be blown away! This clinic is amazing and you will leave with a new appreciation of just what is possible for you to achieve as a rider much easier than you ever thought!
The first step to moving at one with a horse is to be able to follow the horse’s movement without altering or interfering with its natural way of going. We need to be quiet and still without being fixed or rigid in our position. Riders with this body and mind control will be better able to move just one part of their body in a particular way as an aid for their horse to alter its body in a particular way.
The Rider Aware clinic will enable riders to identify stiffness, gripping and unnecessary muscular tension, and help correct weaknesses and asymmetry. Through this, riders will develop the ability to absorb the forces of their horses' movement, so they can start to move in complete harmony with their horse.
The Rider Aware clinic begins with unmounted standing and sitting exercises and concludes with ridden sessions. It includes:
- Neuro exercises to demonstrate the strength of mind-body connection and how we can use it to our advantage
- Techniques to explore and understand proprioception and its fundamental role in opening new neural pathways for achieving rapid change
- Exercises for developing body awareness, flexibility, and stability, particularly through the pelvis
- Ridden exercises using Franklin Balls and powerful imagery techniques.
Held at Mungo Brae Equestrian Centre in Sawyers Valley.