Fri, May 22|
Folsom Ridge Farm
CANCELED: May 22-26 | Course 3 in Dry Ridge, Kentucky
Riders and Non-riders welcome! *Course 1 is the prerequisite for riders only For Course Registration: Jill Drenik Jill@folsomridgefarm.com 8594281241
Time & Location
May 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – May 26, 2020, 5:00 PM
Folsom Ridge Farm, 8605 Warsaw Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035, USA
About the Event
A 3-day course + Lesson Day focusing on helping horse and rider develop and feel relaxation.
Horse Owners, Riders, & Professionals: This course is for you!
Lecture on Biomechanics and How These Operations Lead to Relaxation
o Learn why relaxation is a building block for postural strength and your horse’s success.
o Examine the gateways to physically and mentally supporting the horse to find relaxation
and enhance learning.
Hands-on Work with Manual Release
o Observe physical elements of relaxation including the: tongue, hyoid, TMJ, atlanto-occipital
joint and dental mechanics.
Lecture on physical structures and sympathetic vs. parasympathetic nervous system
Practical Application - Bridlework to elicit these responses
o Discover how and why jaw releases and lateral flexions at the AO joint are beneficial
o Look at how bits can help and/or hinder the relaxation process.
o Leave with an understanding of how horses bend.
Postural alignment is the basis of proper movement.
o Implement the human’s rotation and awareness to help horses release
o For rider or horse, poor and incorrect posture can lead to a long list of injuries.
o Learning relaxation is vital before building postural strength
o How to help your horse find it.