2 DAY SIMULATOR WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
10am: Meet at East Leigh Farm, Mounted Lecture demo
Covering topics such as:
- The position, right and wrong.
- How the rider's interaction with the horse affects his way of moving, and also the rider's ability to adhere to the saddle. Demonstration of incorrect and correct!
- The secret of 'invisible' aids
- How to ride successful transitions
- Explaining lateral work.
Followed by dismounted lecture. Heather has found that going through the movements and practising the aids on foot is immensely helpful to really get it all to sink in, without having to worry about a horse underneath you!
Demo on simulators by Heather
1pm - 2pm Lunch
2pm Simulator assessment sessions for all students.
10am Simulator lessons on correct position, and how to synchronise your own movement with that of the horse.
1pm - 2pm Lunch
2pm Simulator sessions all afternoon. We will cover learning 'feel', including learning to feel your diagonals in rising trot and not look down, the right moment at which to apply the canter aid, and generally practise all you have learnt. We have three simulators so can keep them all going at once, in order to get in as much practise as possible.
BOOKING AND PRICES
There will be a maximum of 10 students per course. Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of the workshop, although lunch is provided daily. The price for the 2 day course is £250.
Please note that costs of bank transfers/exchange from foreign currency etc is the responsibility of the client.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND US A VIDEO OF YOU RIDING, WHETHER ON YOUR OWN HORSE, OR A RIDING SCHOOL HORSE. THIS ENABLES US TO GIVE YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE TIPS AND ADVICE TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU. PLEASE MAKE VIDEOS ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES LONG, SHOWING WALK, RISING AND SITTING TROT AND CANTER. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF IT IS IN A LESSON, A DRESSAGE TEST, OR JUST SCHOOLING AT HOME. PLEASE SEND THIS AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE ARRIVAL.
Please download and print the Word format booking form
Thanks so much for the inspirational course last week -
What you have set up is wonderfully effective and just makes so much sense!
It was a joy that in a group where there were novices through to very experienced riders, that everyone benefitted greatly.
You are an extraordinary lady; I know that we all admire your courage to stand up for what you believe and 'tell it like it is' ..and your tenacity to keep going in a world where attitudes and beliefs about horses and horse riding are archaic and often nonsensical ...
Your knowledge and passion for horses and the art of riding is completely inspiring.Your ingenuity to invent equipment to better aid the teaching of your work, and the saddles to honour both horse and rider makes you a pioneer in the world of equitation.
I hope that everyone who loves to ride and loves their horse gets to experience your teachings - either from you directly or via those that you train as instructors.
If all horses whose lives you have touched could speak they would say "Thank you Heather!"
— Lucy Heavens"