At the core: part 1

ONLINE COURSE

-1 week of theory 
-2 weeks of practical training

Posture, alignment and gymnastics. Stability and mobility training for the reward based horse. Exercises to support your horse training from the ground in halt and movement.

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The course is split in on theoretical part and one practical part. You can join in on the first part as an auditor. The practical part of the course with exercises and feedback is solely for you joining with your horse.

Course Goals

Auditor & Rider: Understand the role of posture and alignment in horse training. Improve your observation skills, start to assess your horse’s movements.

Rider: Improve your timing and mechanics and understanding for movement, set up structure and work flow.

Horse: Improve your horses symmetry, body awareness and stability.

What do you need to participate with a horse?

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A healthy horse with a parking and/or mat stand that knows how to follow a target and has a walk/halt on cue. Calm with food reinforcers, happy to take a pause.

A mat, a hand held target and a variety of food reinforcers. Somewhere to work (arena, paddock etc).

 

A smart phone to film with and a YT account where to upload video. All feedback will be delivered via a private FB group open only to the participants with horses. You will receive feedback on your own movies and learn from the other participants feedback.

We start where you’re at which makes for some variations of the exercises. Possibilities for live teaching via Zoom.


This course is intense. To get the most out of it you should put of time so you can train with your horse during the course period.

What will we talk about?

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The theory week will present basic concept about straightness, how to identify crookedness and what we can all do to improve our observation skills. The value of alignment and how flexion and bend influence our horses. We will brake down the components of good posture and talk about how, why and what to be careful about.

The practical part will present exercises to gently gymnasticize horses in order to improve their balance, suppleness and strength from the ground. 

These are some of the subjects:

 

  • OBSERVATION SKILLS for the rider

  • CONFORMATION

  • POSTURE

  • CROOKED-STRAIGHT 

  • ALIGNMENT

  • FLEXION/BEND

  • POINT ZERO

  • EXERCISES

  • FEEDING TECHNIQUES

  • POSITION COMPONENTS

  • SESSION STRUCTURE

  • MOVEMENT CYCLES

  • RHYTHM

TIME AND PRICE

 

Theory week: Mon: 29 August-4 September. 4 lectures, Q and A:s, work sheets.

 

Please note there's one week brake in between for you to explore the material a bit more before we start the practical work.


Practical weeks: 12 Sept-25 September. Gymnastic exercises for your horse, 4 video feedbacks/week and possibilities for LIVE lessons. 

 

AUDITOR: 125 EUR

(Access to all theory, Q & A and assessment tools during 1 st week. All material available for 30 days).


WITH HORSE 355 EUR

(As auditor + 2 weeks of practical training with your own horse).


If you need a payment plan, contact Angelica and we set it up.

CANCELLATION POLICY
If the organizers should be forced to cancel the course, payment will of course be refunded in full. 

If a participant would need to cancel their spot due to illness we will do our best to find fill that spot from the waiting list. We can however not guarantee this will happen, especially on short notice. To cancel course please send an e-mail Angelica.