Equipilates is a great complementary discipline for the Equestrian. A rider's position and movement on the horse impacts both how the horse moves, and also the riders ability to absorb shock and move freely. Using a specialist knowledge of anatomy and movement and how you use your body whilst riding, plus how the horse influences you is required to help you make the necessary changes.
The Franklin Method combines anatomical embodiment and imagery to improve awareness, train the mind-body connection, and produce efficient movement. With practice of the Franklin 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.
A full intrinsic biomechanics screening will identify any restrictions in how your muscles, nerves and joints are working.
Based on the screening results you will be given a personalised exercise programme to continue at home, before a further screen to identify positive changes and a progression of your exercise programme.
These classes will give you the tools you need to become more aware of your body when you ride your horse. The programme will help you to improve your alignment, stability, symmetry, mobility, breathing, and force absorption.
In this workshop series we will explore how your spine moves when you are riding, and work on embodiment of the rider's spine as a way to keep it healthy, strong and vibrant. Franklin balls and bands are used.
This workshop series will explore how your core muscles work when you ride, what the right amount of stability for riding is, and different ways of strengthening your core muscles. Franklin balls & bands are used.
Your spinal alignment influences every aspect of your riding, from where your legs are positioned on the horse's sides to how you can apply a half halt aid. Using the saddle horse we will explore the franklin ball method to help you to become aware of your alignment, & teach techniques to bring symmetry, balance, posture and stability to your riding to make the connection between horse and rider more clear and precise