EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP WITH DR ANNE BONDI
HORSE & RIDER DYNAMICS: EVALUATION & REFINEMENT
Taupo, New Zealand: 9 - 12 December 2019
South Australia, Australia: 15 - 18 December 2019
Australia: $1,695 AUD + GST
New Zealand: $1,795 NZD
Equine Body Workers
Riding instructors & Trainers
Saddle fitters &
Horse Owners & Riders
In this unique 4 day workshop, aspects of the horse and rider dynamics will be evaluated. How rider posture, saddle movement, equipment and equine gait are inextricably linked in the complex coupled system.
Riding horses exposes them to increased risk of injury and insults to well-being; it is therefore important, that we strive to develop our understanding of what may compromise the horse’s welfare. The effects of being ridden are undoubtedly of great importance to the way in which the horse moves, behaves and performs but remain poorly understood.
We will spend time evaluating all of the combinations of ‘horse, saddle and rider’ and discuss and observe how they influence each other, but also move independently through their individual freedoms of movement. A better understanding of the effects of the rider is of critical importance, since many orthopaedic symptoms become transparent exclusively in the ridden horse.Nothing happens until something moves, but in the case of horse, saddle and rider interaction, when something moves, everything can fall apart...
All of the following topics are included in this class:
Improving your eye for gait & conformation assessment
Assessing the horse & rider - static and dynamic evaluation
Evaluation of saddlery and existing equipment
Objective measurement systems - how science and technology can assist
Pain Behaviours in the ridden horse
Can we improve the picture? Hands on interventions
When to seek a specialist
Students must be comfortable handling horses and picking up the limbs.
What you receive:
Practical skills to take in to the field with you to help you evaluate the ridden horse, identify problems and find solutions
Morning & afternoon tea each day.
Class starts promptly at 9:00 am each day & concludes at 5:00 pm.
Please plan to arrive at 8:45 am on Day 1 to allow for registration.