RIDING FOR LIGHTNESS
MODULE 1 NOW AVAILABLE!
TRAINING YOUR HORSE TO RESPOND TO THE LIGHTEST AIDS
3 VIDEO TRAINING MODULES
This course is for everyone. From Pony Club through to dressage and eventing. If you find yourself with a strong, lazy or unresponsive horse this is the course for you. You will learn how you need to ‘think’ about training to improve your horse’s responses AND you will learn all the techniques needed to make your horse light to the leg and hand.
If you have found yourself going leg, leg, leg, leg then be prepared to have everything you knew turned on its head.
Ask yourself — who is responsible for keeping the horse going? If you answered ‘me’ then you have it back to front. It is the horse’s responsibility to keep doing what the rider last told him to do! As a trainer and rider you need to pass that responsibility onto the horse, instead of you ‘filling in’ for your horse’s lack of response with shoving/pushing/kicking etc.
We’ll teach you how to train in the correct responses into your horse and how to test them. We’ll show you what typical mistakes the rider makes which can accidentally ‘untrain’ a horse, so you don’t make the same mistakes too. Added to all of that we provide a forum where you can ask our coaches for help and even upload short videos showing us your problems so we can give you specific help.
COURSE COMPLETION PLAQUE
Once you have completed watching the last module, we’ll ship out to you the course completion plaque to add to your stable door.
Our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with the course in any way during the first 30 days, just email us and ask for a refund. No questions asked and no hoops to jump through. We want you to be happy with your course and to really improve your training results with your horse. This guarantee starts from the date of the first module, so if you sign up now you’ll automatically have even longer as a guarantee.
EARLY BIRD ACCESS
The course has just started, however anyone buying the course before the end of the month gets access LIFETIME to the course at the special price of £47 (Full course price will be £49). Additionally we’ll give you a bonus course ‘The Well Trained Horse’ with Mary Wanless BHSI and Ali Wakelin. You are also totally covered by our 30 day money back guarantee.
WHAT YOU GET
- 3 Extensive Video Training Modules designed to train your horse to be light to the aids.
- Help & Video feedback in our forums.
- Bonus video series 'The Well Trained Horse'.
- Access to 3 live Q&A sessions in which you can ask your own questions and get direct feedback.
- Stable Plaque Upon Course Completion
IN THIS COURSE…
Each module is delivered at a rate of one per month from the moment you join. The sooner you join the sooner you get the modules. Bonus course available for immediate viewing.
In this lesson you will the learn the basic principles of lightness & responsiveness. We’ll cover how the horse learns, how we can train the horse and how easily a rider can accidently ‘untrain’ a sensitive horse. You will learn how you can train the horse for lightness in every interaction you have.
We’ll cover the basic groundwork which is a must for training your horse for lightness. This will install the correct aids into your horse on the ground with a light response. You don’t need anything other than you bridle or a head collar for this to work. It works equally well for a bitless or bitted bridle.
You’ll be set homework and can also submit your video homework for marking by our team.
LIGHTNESS IN RIDING
In this lesson everything you have learned thus far on the ground and in the classroom will be transferred to ridden. We’ll look at halt, rein back, upward transitions and downward transitions using what we call ‘Ridden Groundwork’. This shows you how to transfer everything from the ground to ridden work. You’ll also learn how to deal with horses that hollow to the contact, by adding in some extra details to your groundwork.
We’ll also be covering some of the major mistakes made by riders of all levels when making transitions. We’ll include sections on core strength and how to match the forces of the horse in both downward and upward transitions.
REFINING LIGHT FOR FLAT WORK
By learning how to shape the responses of horse on the ground, improve its techniques and work over its back you start to change your horse’s movement patterns for the better. We’ll show you exercises for the horse which can profoundly change their ability to work well. You’ll learn how you can use transitions to improve your horse’s attention, and top line. You may have heard before how transitions can help your horse, but they only work if done correctly.
You’ll be given the final key in the series in which you can learn to control the horse’s shoulders and hindquarters. This is an important step for turning and eventual lateral work.
SENIOR RWYM COACH
Ali Wakelin is a fully certified RWYM coach. She has been trained by the world renowned coach and author MARY WANLESS. Ali teaches alongside Mary at clinics on a regular basis at Mary’s Oxfordshire yard.
Ali has also undertaken extensive training in the methods of Dr ANDREW MCLEAN (Australian Equine Behaviour Centre – www.aebc.com.au). Ali is one of very few trainers outside Australia who have trained in this method.
Ali combines Rider Biomechanic training (RWYM), Clicker training and the classical, scientifically based horse training system of the AEBC into a unique Horse/Rider learning experience. This system of training is both ethical and evidence based (based on the most recent scientific research). Ali strongly feels that gadgets, force and punishment have no place in any training system.
Ali’s methods are suitable for all horses and riders whatever their age, stage of training or type. Ali has trained many different types of horses/riders using this system including members of the British Icelandic Riding Team, British Endurance team riders, TREC competitors, all levels of dressage and many showjumpers. This method also offers longlasting and reproducable training solutions to many behavioural and handling issues such as loading, clipping and spooking.
DIP SPORTS PHSY
CERTIFIED RWYM COACH
Peter Dove is a RWYM coach and #1 Best Selling Author of Master Dressage – Ride more beautiful tests, get higher marks and have a better relationship with your horse. Check out the 50+ 5 Star Reviews on Amazon for the 2nd Edition at https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=404_search?field-keywords=master+dressage
Peter Dove has been riding, teaching and learning dressage for over 25 years. In the 15 years he has been at East Soley EC2000 he has judged and taught combined, some 9000 riders competing at intro to elementary level and beyond. Over the 15 years he has developed systematic ways of explaining how to improve results competing at dressage. Peter is taught by Mary Wanless BHSI and considers her teachings of rider biomechanics to be one of the main keys to success at all levels of riding and is forever in her debt for all she has taught.