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Equine Structure & Movement Series, part 2 . The Ridden Back.
Join us for a deeper exploration of the horse and demystify this important understanding of how the body works especially in relation to being ridden.
“Once you activate your Xray vision you will never see the horse the same way again.” – Laura Bird
Ann Montgomery and Laura Bird will be joining forces this year to present a series of 3 x 1-day workshops covering the Equine Body. Both Ann and Laura feel passionate about sharing their knowledge to inform horse owners, riders and therapists of the underlying structures that are affected by the rider, tack, training or by incidents that may have happened to the horse that can affect the posture and movement.
“We can influence them in a positive or negative way, so understanding those influences is important” – Ann Montgomery
This is the first of three workshops in a series of 3 which will be presented over 2020 and will coincide with the themed clinics that are also taking place over the year.
“Contact” – “From Head to Hand” (Already completed)
“The Riders Seat” – “The Ridden Back”
“The Timing of the Aids” – “The Hindquarter Engine” October 31st 2020.
What You Can Expect:
In this friendly and relaxed environment learn that “nerding” can be fun as we investigate the structure of the horse’s spine, ribcage, shoulders and thoracic sling. Explore the skeletal structures with our real moving skeleton Jane and then the main muscles and ligaments with the help of live horsey friends.
We also have other horse bones to work with and you will be handling and working together to discover firsthand the detailed structure we sit on and work with on a daily bases. Gather a genuinely more solid awareness of the beauty of the anatomy and function of the horse and rider.
Experiment with seeing Doug a full-sized human skeleton sitting on Jane, bone on bone. Learn about the influence of pressure on the front of the horse over the front legs and soft tissue structures while carrying a rider.
Price: inc a light lunch, tea, coffee biscuits and cake.