Equest Connect Clinic - Level 1 (Rider Balance)
The Rider Balance Clinic begins with an unmounted session where the importance of rider balance is discussed as well as how it can affect the horse and what factors may alter it. Fun exercises and drills are introduced to increase awareness and improve our balance.
Then as with all the clinics we move to exercises on the horse to assess riders’ balance in the saggital plane and also laterally. Most riders will have a tendency to lose balance at one point of the compass and even if only slightly this has a huge impact on the horse. When this is discovered and improved, the change in the horses’ work, from transitions to lateral work, straightness and collection can be absolutely amazing!