USDF Gold Medalist offering clinics, lessons, bodywork for horse and rider, and horses for sale
Each lesson in a clinic is between 45 and 60 minutes, based on balanced, quiet and relaxed riding while working towards your goals. Welcome are dressage riders at any level but also jumping/eventing and trail riders that are motivated to improve their dressage.
If needed a clinic lesson includes groundwork, from the basics to training of piaffe and passage for the more experienced horse and rider. It is possible to give a demonstration of the warm-up stretches and body-mobilization technics for the horse. If a rider has a serious seat imbalance it is very helpful to include some Qi Gong exercises , practicing certain helpful movements to improve balance, relaxation and flexibility on and off the horse.
This is very helpful in reviewing the lessons and seeing your weak and strong sides while "re-hearing" the comments of the teacher. I often see that it boosts the effects of a lesson immensly (available at request)
Private lessons on own horse or a school horse: Beginner to FEI.
Focusing on a balanced seat and correct aids that are understandable for the horse. Ground support for upper level riders for piaffe and passage.
-Seat lessons on the lungeline Lungeline lessons help improve the seat and the balance. It's a powerful tool to remove old false seat habits. It helps fine tune the energy flow throughout the body while the horse is in motion. Lessons include riding with closed eyes, and different physical exercises.
Video recording available!
This is very helpful in reviewing the lessons and seeing your weak and strong sides while "re-hearing" the comments of the teacher. I often see that it boosts the effects of a lesson, clinic etc.. (available at request)
In some lessons I like to include some groundwork. That means the horse is gently activated by a ground person with a long whip to step further under with its hind legs. Coming from the classical riding schools, groundwork is usually used to introduce piaffe and passage. It can also be used to enable the rider to sit quietly “into” the horse while the ground person drives the horse and activates the hind legs. So the rider and the horse can feel how it is to be in balance without the rider having to “push” for it and tensing up the seat.
It is good to have an experienced and calm person on the ground, since you don't want to lose trust and relaxation of the horse. Every step in the right direction needs to be rewarded.