We have all spent a considerable amount of time and money on our horses, whether its for a new saddle, a physiotherapy session or training for him. You’ve probably read every article going, on how to perfect your sitting trot, stop those nagging legs or how to make your horse more forward going! But do you feel that you’ve never quite got to the bottom of these common rider problems.
Your horse mirrors you, if you want your horse to be supple and move without resistance, then you must learn to ride with suppleness and softness in your body. If your base of support – your legs and seat – are not in the correct place, you will be off balance, your legs will not be stable and you will hold tension in your body. Once your position is in alignment, the joints – ankles, knees, hips, elbows and shoulders – work as shock absorbers to the horses movement, your horse will change, gone is the high-headed, braced, short stepping, resistant horse, replaced with a relaxed horse who will happily lengthen their stride! You will also find that you don’t have to try so hard and you are getting more from your horse!
Equipilates™ provides the rider with the skills to find the correct position in the saddle, together with a variety of exercises which focus on releasing tight muscles, improve spinal alignment and strengthen your core creating an Equipilates™ Body, which will enable you to ride with minimum effort for maximum gain! Your horse will love you for it!
Equipilates™ at The Studio, Tattenhall
All Equipilates ™ sessions take place at The Studio, Tattenhall.
Sessions cater for individual needs as well as being informal, informative and fun!
1. One to One sessions are available working on muscle release, alignment, breathing and core strength. Equipilates ™ specific exercises will be provided according to individual needs. Handouts will be provided to help you continue to improve and work towards that Equipilates™ Body!
Cost: £32 for one hour session
2. Individual Postural Assessment: Bring your own saddle, photos or video of your riding (in advance would be great). You will go through a postural assessment and biomechanical screening to identify any issues which may be affecting your riding. Based on these findings you will then have a 1-2-1 Equipilates™ session, where exercises will be prescribed to address your individual needs. Handouts will be provided to help you to continue to improve and work towards that Equipilates™ Body!
Cost: £45 for one and half hour session
Share a session with a friend
Cost: £30 per person/ 2 persons maximum
3. Group Studio Sessions – weekly classes are available for groups. Each class will be progressive and concentrate on muscle release, alignment, breathing and core strength, tailored to individual needs. Sessions will involve the use of various types of equipment to help you get the most from your session
Cost: 2-3 persons – £21 per person for one hour session
Cost: 6 persons – £10 per person for one hour session
If you are interested in holding a workshop or talk for your riding club or you are a trainer – please contact me here to discuss further