Development of Balance & Technique – Experienced Riders

Who is this for? – Adults and children with established canter work ability

This 7-session course is a must for experienced riders to measure their current level of balance and pressure sent through each hand and leg. Experienced riders can develop one-sided habits over time that a horse will feel and react to.  Improved rider biomechanics is fundamental to becoming more correct, and therefore effective as a rider.  The simulator will help riders become aware of their own balance and habits, and work to improve it – which greatly develops how effective they are in the saddle.

Key benefits:  – Improved balance & rider biomechanics, use of technical feedback to measure and fine tune skill, enhanced rider performance,

Adult Weekend £450                  Adult Weekday £408

Child Weekend £408                     Child Weekday £371

Session 1 Simulator – Taking riders up the paces and measuring pressure to the front and back of the seat, individual hand, and leg pressures applied, as well how the rider carries their own balance around the central dorsal line of the horse in movement in walk, trot and canter.
Session 2 Lunge lesson – using the simulator's data riders will be lunged to support positional and balance improvements
Session 3 Flat lesson – Riders will continue to focus on their improvement, but off the lunge this time in all paces.
Session 4 Simulator – After lunge and flat work focus the simulator will again take riders through all paces to measure their effect and balance improvement.
Session 5 Lunge – the development of a deeper seat and stronger core is greatly supported by work without stirrups, with specific focus on rider balance through the paces. Many riders can become too reliant on stirrups to maintain balance which is incorrect.
Session 6 Flat lesson – applying the improvements made from the simulator and lunge work riders will ride a flat dressage test to pull their movements together
Session 7 Simulator – A final session on the simulator to compare the data at the start, middle and end of the course to measure position, balance, and pressure improvements in all paces.