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.

It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow

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