Clinics with Amanda
One on one private coaching sessions
These sessions can focus on any topic you choose. Amanda has a very wide range of skills so can help you to resolve a behaviour problem, to give young horses a quiet and solid foundation to their training, set up exercise plans to help with rehabilitation or prevention of injury through correct muscular development, use Franklin Method work to help you with your riding position, confidence building sessions for horse or rider or specialist training for TREC or Endurance.
Sessions could be in the saddle or ground work to suit your goals.
Tilefield One, Two or Three day Clinics
At Tilefield Equestrian clinics are tailored to your own needs and goals. All disciplines can be catered for; dressage, jumping, young horses, groundwork, rehab work, pole work, endurance horses, confidence issues (even gaited horses). Sessions are private or semi private, safe stabling is provided for your horses so that they can stay all day. We will start the day at 9am with a breakfast meeting so that we can discuss goals for the day and then ride after that. You will be able to ride both morning and afternoon and the sessions will be structured so that you can get the best out of your time, depending on what you want to work on. There will be a dismounted session after lunch which will be tailored to your needs and areas of interest.
TREC Obstacles and Confidence Building Clinics
One hour private sessions with a focus on training for TREC and Agility obstacles. This may involve preparation for a competition or desensitisation, de-spooking and work for young horses. This could be in the saddle or ground work with the goal of confidence building, rehabilitation and/or correct muscular development. We also have wide range of equipment available for you to use.
Poles, Wonderful Poles Clinics
This clinic is about everything to do with poles; for fitness, rehab, young horses, jumping preparation, gymnastics, ground manners, fun and confidence. Come along with your own goals and find out how poles can help you to achieve them.
These one hour private sessions at Tilefield Equestrian will be focused on whatever you want to achieve with your horse. I can fully support ground work and corrective exercises that are needed for horses in rehabilitation from an injury or to build strength using pole exercises and have a full set of ProPrio “soft pole” equipment for your use. At the end of the session you will go away with a full understanding of how you can continue this work at home to make progress.
Softness and Connection Clinic
Does your horse ever bump or barge into you? Would you like to pick up the reins, or use your leg, and feel a soft response when you want it, rather than in your horse’s own good time? Are there times when you would like to improve the connection and communication between the two of you? If the answer to any of these questions is YES then read on!
As a keen Endurance competitor and EGB coach, Amanda offers Introduction to Endurance clinics, coaching for riders wanting to resolve problems when hacking and holiday accommodation for horses if you want to ride in the New Forest.
Tilefield is a venue for a Endurance GB training courses.
Rein Sensor Clinic
Ipos have recently made brand new rein tension measurement technology available so that you can get feedback about your rein tension in real time, while you ride.
Lightweight blue tooth sensors are attached to your reins while you are riding and feed information to Amanda’s phone. Feedback can be provided at the time and also given to you and even linked with video footage after your lesson.
This technology can provide extremely detailed information to you about the weight you are applying down each rein during each gait, during transitions as well as any asymmetry in your rein tension when comparing left to right.
Full Day Clinics
Over the last 12 years, Amanda has found that clinics are the most effective way for riders and horses to progress. In a clinic, riders arrive for a dismounted meeting on the morning of the first day and share information about their goals. They work with Amanda individually and all participants are welcome to watch sessions. There are review meetings and dismounted sessions to go deeper into topics that are chosen by the whole group.
This approach provides time to absorb the content of the individual sessions as well as an opportunity to review different problems and their solutions. It also creates a very supportive environment where participants learn from each other. Right from the outset of every clinic we encourage a very positive environment to support all the participants.
The result is that riders leave a clinic with more knowledge than they would gain from a private coaching session.
Clinics are also a lot more fun than private coaching. They put like-minded people together and often lead to long lasting friendships.
What sort of topics are covered in clinics?
The topics addressed in a clinic are determined by the participants so they are very varied. The following are examples from recent clinics.
- Exercises to assist a young horse in the first few months of work
- Assistance to improve the way of going for a horse who is heavy on the bit and “hollow”
- Help with suitable pole work exercises for an older horse to rehabilitate and injury
- Assistance with a dressage pattern soon to be ridden at a competition
- To rebuild rider confidence after a fall
- To learn how to long line an unbacked horse
- To improve the canter work and consistency in picking up leads
- To help a horse to travel straight who is consistently falling onto one shoulder.
- To help a horse who is rushing into a jump
Clinics in Europe
Amanda regularly teaches clinics in Denmark, Austria and Germany. Please contact me for more information.
Jelling, Denmark 16 – 18 June 2021
Nr Aarhus, Denmark 9 – 11 July 2021
Ground work Clinics
Amanda has a great deal of experience with working horses from the ground and offers dedicated ground work clinics. This may include basic ground manners, handling for young horses, desensitisation, horse agility/handy pony, lunging, long lining and preparing horses for carriage driving.