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8 Things Core Mechanics Workshops are…

8 Things CORE Mechanics for Riders Workshops are… 

  1. a 2 day mat/saddle work workshop
  2. Pilates/Yoga/Somatics based
  3. NOT riding lessons
  4. CORE weekends are a way to explore riding concepts on the mat and then take those skills and awarenesses to the saddle
  5. We explore the function of the rider’s core and how best to stabilize it on a moving object. The more stable your core is while riding, the more independent your aids can function.
  6. The movement patterns we work with are not physically difficult. The difficulty is in the body awareness in the movement patterns and then keeping the same mindfulness while applying it in the saddle. Brain/body work!!!
  7. You will explore exercises on the mat that you will be able to incorporate into your regular workout regime when you return home.
  8. CORE workshops are based at Flying Colours Stables but the format is very mobile. All you’ll need is 6 riders, their horses and yoga mats!

Contact Lindsey or Vickie to check on availability of rider spots in workshops at Flying Colours or to arrange for a CORE workshop at your stable. (CORE Concepts workshops are for first time participants; CORE Explorations workshops are for returning CORE riders)

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We are doing it again this weekend!!

Core Mechanics for Riders!!!  Pilates/Dressage Workshop again this weekend!!

This is not sit trot…

Sit trot not

 

 

Once again this weekend we will be exploring and learning the mechanics of the core on the mat and how to apply it in the saddle; at walk, at trot and at canter!

We are very busy this week…it’s workshop weekend ahead, it’s finalize travel plans week (today is export papers and Coggins test day with Dr. Herbers), and today is Grand Prix test day for Lance!!

We have 2 weeks left at home before we are all on the road to California and a month before our first show in Del Mar.

Lotsa work to get done…off to make footprints in the snow, headed to the stable!!!

V

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Pilates/Dressage Workshop at -30C???…Well Yeaaaah!!!

An amazing weekend with amazing riders and truly amazing work!  Minus 30 won’t stop us…we’re Canadian!

Winter Road

 

The weather outside was classed as “extreme cold” but we were toasty and warm in the barn and arena.  Take that winter!!!  We started with a group mat class on Saturday morning and then applied the mat work with private “in saddle” sessions that afternoon.  Sunday’s schedule started with semi private mat sessions and more one on one saddle work in the afternoon.

The horses were tired, the riders were happy tired and Lindsey and I were awesomely, amazingly tired and grateful for such a wonderful weekend!!

And we get to do it again with another group of riders this weekend!!!

Now off to start my Monday and another -30C day…off to ride and teach…Wednesday is test day!!!  Get at ‘er…we’re Canadian!!!

V

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2015…Learning, Exploring and Application

Plank

 

Pilates/Dressage Workshop this weekend and another one next weekend.  Both workshops have a wait list but openings do happen so if you are interested, contact me for more details.

What is and how does a neutral pelvis affect my seat…we’re going to explore the details!

Why is learning how to hinge up into “bridge” important to my seat…we’re going to explore that as well!

Why the heck is plank important to an effective seat…we’ve got that covered!

2015…learning, exploring and application!

V

 

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Another Workshop weekend put to bed…

Another Pilates/Dressage Workshop weekend finished and we had a blast!

bareback fun

 

Next dates are Nov 29/30.

Once again, a weekend filled with exploring new concepts, learning new skills and having fun!

V

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Love, love, love workshop weekends!!!

 

 

Pilates and dressage!!  Yeah!!!

 

 

We learn

 

Off to start the learning…

V

 

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Pilates/Dressage Workshop this weekend!!

What a month!  Lotsa ups, some downs and now…whoo hoo…it’s workshop weekend!!  So pumped!  Next workshop, Nov 29/30 (call if you want to be on the wait list!!!)

We won’t…

We will…

Off to get this weekend started!!!!

Explore your coreV

 

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