Wednesday 20 November 2019 Does your saddle fit and how can you tell? at 7pm
Does your saddle fit and how can you tell? with Michelle Lyall at 7pm
Our horses change frequently and this means that we need to be able to keep and eye on our saddle fit and know when to call in the saddler for a check-up. How often are you checking and do you know what to look for? If you are not absolutely sure then this talk is for you!
Learn more about this vital part of your success with your horse and how to tell when its time to call the saddler in.
During the evening we will be:
Showing you how to take a saddle map of your horse (chalking the back of the horse to understand where the saddle should go).
Discussing why the saddle might be too tight and how to recognise this.
Looking at changes in the horse that affect saddle fitting.
Talking about numnahs, pads and shimming – what works and what does not.
Having a look at different types of flocking and panel fillings.
Talking about stirrup bars and rider balance, tree and head plate shape and issues with mounting and how they affect saddles
You will find loads of practical information to think about during the evening that we hope will be of immediate benefit to your horse.
Wednesday 11 December 2019 Equine Behaviour: An overview of recent research & practical applications for you & your horse at 7pm
- What have we learnt about the behaviour of wild horse herds and is this relevant to our own domestic horses and ponies?
- Horses are social creatures. What do we know about herd structure and can this help our own relationship with horses?
- What can be done to help separation anxiety issues?
- How horses’ eyes and ears are different to our own and why it matters.
- In what ways are horses really smart, and not so smart, comparted to humans?
- Social learning – Do horses learn by watching each other?
- A discussion of (often misunderstood) key training terms such as reinforcement and punishment, conditioning, desensitisation and habituation?
- An overview of some of the most recent advances in welfare topics: rider weight relative to horse weight, nosebands and how can we measure stress in horses?
- How often should you train your horse, what are the most effective schedules for the rate and success of learning?
Wednesday 4 March RiderCise: Improving Fitness, Performance, Recovery and Confidence of Riders
RiderCise: Improving Fitness, Performance, Recovery and Confidence of Riders with Clare Gangadeen
Many riders think that in order to improve their riding they need to spend time in the gym but getting yourself fit to ride is actually so much easier than that. With just a few exercises, for a short period a few times a week, you can reduce the risk of injury and also significantly reduce aches and pains after riding. Rider fitness is not just about being physically fit, its about being confidently empowered. When you start to notice changes in yourself your confidence improves and you find yourself on a positive upward spiral. Come along to join us for this evening talk and make some positive changes that will have a huge impact on you, your horse and your riding.
Clare Gangadeen, Founder of RiderCise® is a Soft Tissue Therapist, Personal Trainer and Rider of over 20 years. With her skills, knowledge and extensive experience in the fitness industry, RiderCise® provides Online Rider Fitness and Conditioning Programmes, specifically designed to improve fitness, strength, mobility, stability and balance in the saddle. Clare has worked with many riders of all levels in multiple disciplines from the everyday leisure rider to the Tevis Cup and Mongolian Derby competitors across the world, helping riders become more aware and in control of their bodies to improve the way that they move with their horses and competition success.
Please book your place for this talk at the link below.
Friday 15 May - Masterson Method Demonstration with Jim Masterson at 7pm
- Improve your relationship and communication with your horse
- Help your horse to be more relaxed and comfortable
- Achieve your potential by helping your horse to overcome physical limitations