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Fri, Oct 09


Sounthern C's Equestrian Center

October 9-12 | Course 3 in Ruffin, North Carolina

Riders and Non-riders welcome! *Course 1 is the prerequisite for riders only For Course Registration: Marie Pruden 301-988--3141

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Time & Location

Oct 09, 2020, 9:00 AM – Oct 12, 2020, 5:00 PM

Sounthern C's Equestrian Center , 240 Southern C's Trail, Summerfield, NC 27358


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.

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