I teach a balanced seat following classical principles of equitation (meaning the focus is on the rider's position and the happiness/welfare of the horse).
I trained in England at Crabbet Park Equitation Centre for 9 months (dressage, jumping, stable management, etc), worked in England at a riding stables, freelance taught and trained. Rode with Jeremy Beale, BHSI for 7 months (dressage and jumping), trained with Debbie Fornia (US) and Martina Pork (Pferdewerkshaftmeisterâ€¦highest training and teaching credentials Germany offers).... (read more) I worked with Martina while training my horses and well as lessons. I regularly do professional development at conferences, courses, clinics (audit now), etc. There is always more to learn.
Riders are started on the lunge to develop balance, muscle memory, suppleness, and confidence.
Riders will be put on the lunge whenever it is nessecarry after the first year.
Lessons are progressive, at the rider's rate of development.
Jumping lessons are offered, with a focus on correctness of position. (like George Morris)
The horse's welfare is important so the lesson will be adusted if necessary.
Excellent school horses available.
Care or the horse: grooming, tacking up, cooling out, after lesson care, sweeping, picking up, is part of the lesson.
Students will learn ground work, leading lessons, lungeing, long reining, double lunge, setting up jumping obstacles, course design, psychology of the horse, etc in order to become a knowledgible horseman.
Students will be expected to do reading and research, and keep notes from their lessons.