You know that feeling when your horse reacts to something unexpected and you’re hanging on for grim death trying to stay on? And that horrible feeling of hitting the ground and checking yourself for injuries – or even worse, discovering them?
Well here, we hit the ground running…
Snort with laughter! Wouldn’t THAT be wonderful!
What we do here is actually better than being so acrobatic that you could hit the ground running. I teach a riding seat that is so magnetic that you’re almost glued to the saddle – so that you don’t fall off in the first place.
AND as part of that, I help you get rid of the tensions and fears associated with old falls from your horse and old accidents, that are getting in the way of a really good riding seat.
AND I help you achieve that where-ever you are in the world.
A riding lesson with me is kind of like super advanced sports psychology meets alternative therapy. I’ve been developing innovative techniques for many years now– not just new ways that short-cut years off learning to be a better rider, but also new ways for the advanced rider to find the tiny little tensions that are getting in the way of a perfect particular movement with their horse.
A good riding seat has an almost sucked into the saddle feeling that I call magnetic. There’s testimonials for this all over my website, you can find one of the stories here.
A beautiful riding seat also gives you a stability that enables you to use your body like a fine communication tool with your horse and the ability to flow with them easily, specially when unexpected things happen.
The secret to my success is that I take people OFF their horse for at least some of their riding lessons, so that you can really focus on yourself before we bring your horse back into the equation. We release what is BEHIND you not being in the best riding position for you and your horse – INCLUDING the tension caused by old riding falls and accidents and even old injuries – and then we have a way of anchoring that progress so that you can keep your new improved riding seat effortlessly. The first photo is Clara in my hay shed on the 44 gallon drum with a saddle sitting on it that we call Magic, because magic happens on Magic.
You don’t need a drum though, you can work on a plain chair like Donna in the picture here, just as well.
More about that tension from old riding falls
I call it a fright imprint. When we fall off a horse, the fear that we feel as we’re falling, gets kind of locked into our bodies with the bang as we hit the ground. The tension of these falls is cumulative – each new fall adds on to the tension of the old ones and it’s stuck there until you do something to release it. And that tension has you ON the saddle instead of IN it and I bet you all know how insecure that feels – specially when the crap hits the fan.
If we have enough of these falls and the fright imprints and tensions that go with them – even innocuous falls where we didn’t hurt anything but our pride and had a bit of a fright – then they can cost us our nerve. In fact, I’m prepared to stick my neck out and say that eventually IT WILL cost you your nerve.
In extreme cases, there’s this vicious circle of tension causing you to be less secure in the saddle, that makes falling off easier, that causes more tension and more falls and so on until you just don’t want to ride any more.
For some people who’ve been really injured in a big fright, it can even be a full on flash back PTSD experience.
The good news
The good news is that these fright imprints are releasable – even the PTSD version.
We (the royal we of the horses and me with some knowledge from my alternative therapies) have developed innovative techniques to get rid of these fright imprints AND the tension that goes with them AND re-gain your old confidence OR get a whole new level of confidence that you’ve never experienced before.
I thought to myself “what can I do for Christmas this year?” Every year I do something different. This year the theme is “sharing is caring”, so all the things we’re going to offer are about sharing the love around.
For THIS group riding seat lesson, shared with 3 other like minded people, we’re talking limited edition. Once the lesson places are filled, they’re filled and it’s those people who will get first option on further group lessons. We’ll start after Christmas and be working by video, usually with 4 people in a group, for a little over an hour. You can do one single lesson or there’ll be opportunities for follow up if you need it. You can form a group of friends, or I’ll put you in a group where the time zone will suit you.