Horse Riding

The Alexander Technique can give a new dimension to your experience of horse-riding.

Sitting with an easy, balanced upright posture in the saddle will help you tune in with your horse. If, on the other hand, you are stiff and unbalanced, your horse will feel it and will not respond to your instructions or perform to its optimum potential.

Any tendency to squeeze with the knees, sway the torso in transitions and pull too much on the reins makes it uncomfortable for the horse to carry the rider.

The Alexander Technique will help you:

  • become aware of the way you use your own body
  • improve balance by releasing excess tension
  • improve your natural aids as a rider and
  • be more sensitive to your horse’s resistance

You’ll enjoy your riding more, with a better technique and a happier horse.

I was looking for some way to help manage my lower back problems without relying on pain relief medication. I have found my one-to-one AT sessions extremely helpful and have learnt to identify and avoid postures and actions that contribute to back pain. I now know how to relax and properly rest my back and neck. In my experience, AT is a whole body technique which can help one to be more self-aware and to understand how to move with less tension and consequently, with less effort. Hurray for AT!

Patricia Brooks

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