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Confidence-building

What’s on with ARP Equestrian Coaching this Spring?

By | Equestrian, Sports coaching

After two years of struggle (and no clear end in sight) Covid has made life difficult, sad, frustrating and exhausting for just about everyone.  In a spirit of New Year Optimism and in line with the energy with which I see people getting out and about with their horses, I have put together a comprehensive programme of equestrian events for Spring 2022.

We will have:

  • Dressage test riding (how do I get an extra few percent in my test);
  • Polework to develop strength, suppleness and horse-rider coordination;
  • Coaching focus on the rider (how you can ride to get the best ‘conversation with your horse);
  • Coachng focus on the horse (what sort of exercises will most help my horse in his work?);
  • Jumping for nervous or novice horses / riders and a progressive session working on jumping technique.
  • Zoom chats

My aim throughout is for you to be enjoying what you are doing with your horse and helping you to see how you can keep improving even if you have nobody on the ground watching.

Jan 19thFeb 2ndFeb 16thMar 2ndMar 16thMar 30th
Polework
Ground poles for suppleness, strength,coordination5pm7pm5pm7pm5pm5pm
Building confidence over fences
Ground poles  building to small fences focusing on confidence and technique for horse and rider6pm6pm6pm6pm6pm6pm
Jumping gym
Small courses, grids and other exercises (up to about 90cm)7pm5pm7pm5pm7pm7pm

 

QUIETLY CONFIDENT – a four week course to help you really enjoy riding your horse

By | Coaching and Mentoring, Sports coaching

This Autumn we are stepping out of the norm and creating a course which includes Zoom lessons linked to practical lessons.  We’ll discuss technical ideas on a Monday night and then put our learning into practice on the Wednesday evening.  There’s a discount for signing up to the full course, or you can book on a week by week basis – whatever is easiest.

Alison Payne will be using modern approaches to learning to help you discover practical ways to get the most out of your time with your equine friend.

 

Each week has a Monday evening Zoom discussion for 30-40 minutes, then a Wednesday evening session in the indoor school at Park Dressage, Goytre

Course cost: £110 for all eight sessions or £28 for one week (one Zoom and one  lesson)

Certificate for completing all eight sessions

WEEK ONE: GET AN EXTRA 4% IN YOUR DRESSAGE TEST

Zoom: 7pm Mon 5th Oct, Lesson: 5, 6 or 7pm Wed 7th  Oct

It’s easier than you think! Find out about the rules for competing and discover what the judge really wants to see

WEEK TWO RIDE GREAT SCHOOL MOVEMENTS

Zoom: 7pm Mon 19th Oct, Lesson: 5,6 or 7pm Wed 21st Oct

Ride accurate circles, centre-lines and test movements to up your competition marks and develop your training to the next level

WEEK  THREE COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH YOUR HORSE

Zoom  Mon 2nd Nov, Lesson Wed 4th Nov

Improve your communication with your horse : learn how to channel your aids effectively for balance and connection

WEEK FOUR : CHANGING GEAR—TRANSITIONS

Zoom: 7pm Mon 16th Nov, Lesson: 5, 6 or 7pm Wed 18th Nov

Learn what makes a good transition and  discover why they are a foundation for so much more …..

All sessions are NO PRESSURE. Ideal for  YOUNG or green horses, NERVOUS riders or NEW PARTNERSHIPS.