Riding and Training Clinic

We are running an Equine Biomechanics Riding and Training Clinic on Saturday June 14th at our yard at Cabalva Farm near Hay-on-Wye on Saturday June 14th. If you are having a problem with your riding or the way your horse moves or would just like to learn more about Equine Biomechanics and how an understanding of it can help your riding then why not book a session?

"On my last visit to the UK I had the opportunity to get to know the equine rehab work of Stephen Goodridge. He had taken a horse with severe, extensive issues and turned it into a normal riding horse. Many thanks for the good work." Dr Gerd Heuschmann, Vet, Classical rider and trainer.  

What Is the Aim of the Clinic?
In essence, the aim of the clinic is to help you and your horse develop. In practical terms, a clinic session can include a combination of any of the following:
  • Lessons in using the Pessoa, Cavesson and Long Reining
  • Resolving issues with your horse (too hollow, hanging on the bit, rushing forward in transition, not responsive to the aids etc.)
  • Working on balance of rider and horse
Our teaching is underpinned by the classical riding principles which are (in order): Rhythm, Suppleness, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness, Impulsion. Underlying all the principles are Balance (both rider and horse)
When you sign up you will be asked to provide a video of your horse ridden and on the lunge with a summary of what you would like to get out of your session.
Who Can Attend?
Anyone from novice to experienced rider who is interested in learning more about riding and the way their horse moves or if you have a problem with your riding or your horse you have been struggling to fix.
Must I ride?
Not at all. Often you learn more by watching. Other people's mistakes are so much more visible than your own! Spectating is £15 for the whole day. Spectating is free to anyone who attends a clinic session on the day.
Must I bring My horse?
If you only wish to spectate of course not but if you are participating in the clinic as a rider (whether for yourself or just your horse) you must bring your own horse. Stabling is available (see below).
Is there stabling?
Yes both overnight and during the day if you wish to spectate. Stabling costs £15 per day or part thereof (includes straw and water) + £5 for additional hay per day/part thereof. Stables must be mucked out before leaving and left in the condition they were found.
Saturday June 14th, 2014. Sessions last about 50 mins with a 10 minute changeover for questions and set up. Sessions start at 9.00am in 1 hour slots. Lunch is 1pm-2pm. The clinic ends at 6.00pm
Cabalva Farm, Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 6EX, UK
£40 per session. £15 to spectate. Stabling is extra (see above). Payment by bank transfer to Samsara Equitation Ltd, HSBC, Sort: 40-23-24, a/c 61399330.
All fees must be paid for in full by internet transfer by Wednesday, June 11th

Call or email if you have any questions.