Fri, Nov 12 | 401 Beaver Valley Pike, Willow Street, PA 17584

November 12-15 | Course 3: Relaxation in Willow Street, PA

*Course 1 is the prerequisite for riders only* Non-riders welcome! To Register contact: Sylvia Batchelder | sbatchelder12@hotmail.com
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November 12-15 | Course 3: Relaxation in Willow Street, PA

Time & Location

Nov 12, 9:00 AM – Nov 15, 5:00 PM
401 Beaver Valley Pike, Willow Street, PA 17584

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 phycial 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.

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