Get straight with a NST Bowen treatment, and learn how to stay in good balance, and rediscover your coordination and poise on horseback using the Alexander Technique.
Then let it flow….
“The Alexander Technique is one of the most valuable tools a rider can posses”
Carl Hester, Olympic Dressage Rider
Do you take better care of your horse than you do yourself?
Does pain, injury or tension block you from riding your horse with the joy you had as a child?
One of the best elements of riding for me was the balance and lightness that being in harmony with my horse brings. Having experienced this in my competitive years, I wondered what it was that I was now doing that was causing my balance and flexibility to be so diminished. I had no idea how many bad habits I had acquired along the way of my riding life and how much these were interfering with the lightness and ease I was looking for.
I looked to the Alexander Technique to help my riding by becoming aware of and then undoing habits that were interfering with my connection with the horses.
Bring the fun back into your riding. Reduce back and other pains. Improve your balance, suppleness and coordination, deepen your seat and security, and enhance your relationship with your horse.
Using the Alexander Technique you can get more out of your riding lessons – ride with less effort, and enjoy life in harmony with your horse.
It really makes a big difference!
Use the Alexander Technique to improve:-
- flexibility (both mental and physical)
- balance and coordination
- depth of seat and security in the saddle
- trying new skills
In performance or competition, or more daily enjoyment of our connection with the horse,
- release anxiety about all aspects of our time with our horses
- on the ground, loading as well as ridden
- getting together with a new horse
We explore the habits we bring to riding in several ways.
Looking at the rider’s position on a static saddlehorse is a helpful way to free tightness in the hips and to release tension in the legs.
Outside, the exploration can continue on horseback.
The Technique is a fantastic complement to traditional riding lessons, and it is well worth having an introductory lesson to see how the principles of the Technique can bring lightness and balance to our partnership with our horses. It is worth noticing what our tendencies are, as what we do on a horse has a direct effect on our mount’s freedom of movement and state of mind.
I have given riding lessons for many years and the extra benefit that the Technique produces needs to be experienced, as it supplements Classical Riding theories beautifully.
“This has really helped me to re-evaluate my riding position and how I present my position in everyday life. A major wake-up call! Thank you so much”
Sarah, AT pupil
“Although I have been riding for most of my life, Harriet’s teaching of the Alexander Technique has transformed my awareness and contact with my horse and the space around us. This is a whole new dimension to an activity that I thought I knew so well, one which I shall continue to explore and expand.”
Anna Lisa, AT pupil
“The Alexander Technique removed a long standing back problem, improved my riding position and riding ability. Riders who take up the technique always make a very significant improvement in their riding.”
Danny Pevsner, Fellow of the British Horse Society and Alexander Teacher
Comments made after a 15 minute taster session at Your Horse Live
“Fascinating the amount of tension I hold and how easily this technique helps release it!”
“An interesting introduction to a way in which I may further help with my chronic back pain. Helpful, informative and made me keen to find out more. Thank you”
“I’m not tense but I don’t want to move out of this posture – it’s the best I’ve felt in my stance for a long time!”
“Wow – I feel taller! Must try to do this each day, very informative, very enjoyable.”
“Felt very relaxed and felt a big difference after a few minutes of the specific way of stretching. Think that this will help me with my horse and in the future to open my hip. Thank you!”