Thurs 29 November Claire Pier at 7pm
Why Movement Intelligence is vital for riders both on and off the horse
Very often, horse owners go to great lengths to take care of their horse’s bodywork but riders tend to neglect themselves. The overall progress of the combination of horse and rider is often limited by the rider’s own asymmetry, poor breathing or unnecessary tension. This interactive talk will give you an opportunity to gain more understanding about the design of your body, alignment and breathing patterns. During this evening you will become more aware of how you, as a rider, may be stiff, tight or asymmetrical, and how to return to balance. Finding quiet and balance will hugely enhance your riding and both you and your horse will benefit from the improved communication that results.
Monday 14 January 2019 Tom Beech at 7pm
The Importance of Bodywork for Horses
Wednesday 13 February 2019 Marion Watt and Lorraine Dearnley at 7pm
Stomach ulcers and hindgut issues in horses.
This talk is about gastric ulcers and hind gut disfunction, how they affect performance, soundness and behaviour. We will be looking at common causes of gastrointestinal problems, prevention and ongoing management.
This evening is going to be packed full with all sorts of information about ulcers from two professionals with personal experience with healing and ongoing maintenance of horses prone to ulcers and gut problems. As 70% of horses are affected by these problems this is an important evening for all horse owners.
Wednesday 6 March 2019 Amanda Barton and Marion Watt at 7pm
A fun, interactive evening of anatomy and biomechanics
This talk looks at the correct movement of the horse for long term soundness and effective performance. This is an interactive evening where you will be getting messy painting horses yourselves to identify major muscle groups and parts of the skeleton. We will talk about how muscles need to work and develop in correct movement. You will also go away with a knowledge of some great exercises for strengthening and rehabilitation of horses.
Wednesday 17 April 2019 Russell Guire at 7pm
How Rider Position Affects Equine Biomechanics
- Why does my horse go better on one rein than the other ?
- How can my horse and I be more symmetrical ?
- How can we perform at a higher level in 2019 ?