Our Coaching and training Philosophy
We don't suggest that you will want to sit the Levade but would it not be wonderful to aspire to that level of expertise with the horse a willing partner like the one in the picture left.
This amazing rider, Oliver Jennings, from the Belgian Riding Academy has been riding some of our horses and shared his methods of training Classical dressage from ground work, through in-hand work to the ridden work. We find many of our ideas match his methods of training horse and rider.
The best way to learn how to help your own horse is to feel how wonderful it is to ride horses that respond to the smallest command. We are constantly developing our schoolmasters to a higher level to increase your experience.
Our horses will respond to light aids and help you develop that important, elusive 'feel'.
We offer Confidence building lessons for every level of rider. The combination of Confidence along with sound Riding Biomechanics is the first step in improving your ability to ride a variety of horses.
A crooked rider can never improve the asymmetry that naturally occurs in every horse. This natural asymmetry can be at the root of so many problems which develop once we put the weight of a rider on top of a horse. Understanding what is happening in each horse you ride is the basis for reaching goals you never thought possible.
What does asymmetry mean?
What does balance mean?
What does straightness mean?
You do not need to be an advanced rider before you start to learn about these concepts.
Our resident Coaches, Kathryn Hunt and now Bryony Wallace, all train with similar principles using a mixture of Riding Biomechancis, Classical Dressage and Natural Horsemanship. They are both very good at instilling trust and confidence.
Come and enjoy riding our wonderful school horses. If you have your own horse we can help with your horse as well as helping you as a rider.