Posts Tagged ‘centered riding’

Centered on Fudge

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
My daughter is instructed by Peggy Brown, riding Zeus.

My daughter is instructed by Peggy Brown, riding Zeus.

This past weekend I attended another Centered Riding clinic, this time instructed by Peggy Brown.  It had taken a few months for the information from Susan Harris’ clinic to be internalized, and I was ready for more.  I made a lot more progress this time, because I was aware of some of the fundamentals.  For those of you that are middle aged, and struggling with knee or ankle pain in the saddle, Centered Riding can help.

I took my daughter this time, and started her on the journey of a better understanding in how to move with the horse.

So how does this effect Fudge?  When he is rideable again, I will need to be as balanced in the saddle as possible, to help him compensate for the weight of the rider.  I will also need to be aware of both my changes in position and his lack of coordination in turns and transitions while under saddle.       Thanks Peggy!

Centered Riding Clinic

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I spent Saturday and Sunday at a Centered Riding Clinic with the Level 4 instructor Susan Harris.  Wow, what an eye opener.  This clinic entailed two 1.5-hour lectures, two 1.5-hour riding lessons, and watching other lessons.  I learned more about the mechanics of riding and balance in two days, than I have in many years of lessons.  This was the first Centered Riding clinic that I have attended, and it left me with one question, “Why didn’t I do this 20 years ago?”  If you get a chance, get to a clinic by Susan.  Better yet, find a joint clinic with Peggy Brown.

I cannot emphasize enough how much this helped me.  Thank you, Susan.