Words from Jan Brink
"Over the years, I have seen what it takes to get to the top of the sport as a competitor, horse trainer and coach.
If I could sum it up in one sentence, it would be this:
'The rider that is best in a unified whole wins'
That means you can achieve success only with a holistic approach to the mental and physical health of both the horse and rider
Pilates for the Equestrian
'Create a deeper seat and an ideal riding partnership with your horse'.
Frustrated that your horse won't respond properly to your commands?
Having trouble keeping a stable seat?
Feeling unusually sore and tired after a ride?
Imbalances develop over time, based on physiology, posture and lifestyle. How you move when not riding – other types of exercise, the amount (and quality) of sitting you do at work, etc. – directly affects how you function on a horse. Resulting asymmetries greatly affect movement and alignment, resulting in impediments like:
Tightness and curving in the lower back
Pilates exercises increase your body awareness, and improve flexibility, balance, and strength in order to facilitate an optimal riding experience. Pilates helps equestrians:
Lengthen the spine and strengthen the core, which stabilizes the body in movement
Sculpt a stronger body with increased flexibility, strength, and balance
Create a deeper seat and enhance the suppleness of the lower back
Strengthen the abdominals
Increase hip independence
Increase leg and body length
With a strong core and increased flexibility, riders can:
Freely and gently move arms and legs around a stable base
Help clarify aids and hold jumping form
Avoid collapsing and bouncing in the saddle
Better absorb a horse's movement
Improve posture to help you deepen your seat
Increase comfort during and after your ride
Maintain neutral pelvis so you can easily follow your horse's movements
Develop a trusting riding relationship, where your horse responds to your commands and is confident in your ability.
SATURDAY 21 APRIL 10:00 - 11:30
Intro Price: 375 kr
6 WEEK EQUESTRIAN PILATES COURSE
Start: Tuesday Dates: 24/4, 1/5, 8/4, 15/5, 22/5, 29/5
Duration: 6 weeks Intro Price: 995kr
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