BHS Avon are offering you the opportunity to attend a series of dismounted Workshops with BHS Registered Instructor Karen Whiston. Karen is a BHSI, has attained UKCC Level 3 and is an approved Ride With Your Mind Biomechanics Coach. Riders can learn more when dismounted as they can focus more on what they are being taught. These workshops are fun and informal. With limited spaces are available for each workshop. Attend one or two sessions, or for maximum benefit all three!
Workshop 1 - Tuesday 7 April 2015 - 7pm-9pm
Softness and Contact
Does your horse get strong in the hand when you are riding? Would you like to feel that you could stop your horse using less pressure with your hands? Learn some exercises that you can take away to help you and your horse to build a great partnership and better brakes!
Workshop 2 - Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 7pm-9pm
A Deeper Seat
You may well have been told to ‘sit deep’. Understand the meaning of this and learn some dismounted exercises that can help develop a deeper seat, improve your core stability and confidence.
Workshop 3 - Tuesday 16 June 2015 - 7pm-9pm
Stability in the Saddle
During this workshop we will look at your balance and line up in the saddle. You will learn exercises that can be used in your everyday life to help strengthen your core so that you become more secure in the saddle, allowing you more precision with your leg and hand cues. This will help your confidence and enable you to be a more powerful rider. Good core stability can help maximise your performance, prevent injury, build confidence, increase power, help coordination and stabilise your body making riding easier and your cues clearer to the horse. This can also help you when handling the horse from the ground.
£20 per person
Terms and Conditions:
Places must be booked in advance. BHS Members will be given priority booking up until 7 March 2015. After that places will be given on a first come first served basis. Non BHS members are welcome to send their bookings before 7 March where they will be held securely in order of receipt.
Please send a cheque payable to 'BHS Avon' with your name, date of the session/s you wish to attend, BHS membership number (if a member), email address and telephone number to 'BHS Karen Whiston - Dismounted Workshops, 74 Exmouth Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 1BB'.
Information Poster (.pdf)