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Body awareness through massage & movement - the horse & rider

  • 23rd August 2022
  • 10AM - 4PM
  • 35

How to book


Location details

Tonbridge TN11 0AL, UK

Book and contact organiser

Book online now

Tel: 02476 840723
Email: sonia.wilkes@bhs.org.uk

Event details

A fantastic CPD event presented by Laura Carter (BA Hons, PGCE, ITEC Dip Equine & Human, EBT, MESMA)

A great opportunity to collaborate with fellow coaches.

Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This event is worth 6 CPD points

Making a Mind-Body connection through the modalities of Massage and Pilates movement:

Utilising our touch/feel senses and learning to trust what our hands are communicating to us from the horse's body, and also developing a deeper understanding of our own body through movement and how by applying Pilates exercise and muscle release techniques we can make instant and long term improvements.

Learning what's 'normal' compared to what isn't normal with our horses' body/muscular system:

which in turn allows us to pick up small problems as they occur and through new found knowledge and skills, apply massage techniques to release and re-balance the muscular system before it has the chance to escalate. This allows the horse carer to take some responsibility for the management of the horses well-being and provides some confidence in their approach.

The Equestrian Coaches' perspective:

This workshop for the Equestrian Coach will aim to develop the touch/feel senses... therefore enhancing their ability to 'see' and understand on a deeper level the equine body and the muscular system. Developing skills that move away from just what they are 'seeing' in a 2D sense to a more 3D sense.

The focus of Pilates exercises for riders:

By 'feeling' into their own body and movement Equine coaches are able to better advise their clients as to what form of exercise will assist them with their riding skills. The first-hand experience of 'feel' through their own body is not only important for them in a mind/body sense but also for developing a deeper understanding of the human form and how very simple techniques applied can create a more harmonious connection for both horse and rider.