How much time and investment do you spend on training your horse ?
Fitness programs, lessons, developing their muscle tone and straightness, physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, therapy boots and rugs, tack and equipment, magnetic rugs... the list goes on!
But what about yourself as a rider and athlete? How much investment do you put into yourself? Probably not nearly as much!
Equestrian sports are unique in that instead of there being one athlete, there are two; the rider and the horse. But we tend to put all of our focus on the horse. The industry is becoming more and more aware of the importance of the rider's fitness and wellbeing as well as that of the horse. Don't just look after your horses, look after yourself too!
This course is designed to give you a taster of some areas that are available to you as a rider. It includes the following:
1. Postural Analysis
2. On and off horse analysis of your strengths and weaknesses
3. Strength and Conditioning Exercises
"I have seen such a difference since doing this course.Could really tell whilst riding last night both my horse and my friend's horse.
When it’s available I would love to enrol on the full course to learn more. Really enjoyed this course - another to tick off the list!"
- Olivia Sanders, August 2018
Sarah Tame, a BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach, has trained numerous students up to Pony Club A test, BHS Stage IV level. Sarah competes herself in BE, BS and BD events and holds her NLP Master Practitioner Certificate in Sport. Sarah holds an FdSc in Equine Studies and has 8 years experience of lecturing at an Equestrian College where she has acquired valuable skills in writing courses, assessments and in helping students to achieve. Her City and Guilds Level 5 Certificate in Further Education also guarantees you will receive high quality teaching material. Sarah is currently studying for an MSc in Equine Science at Hartpury College.