The stresses of adult life, combined with injuries over the years changes our breathing as we age. Therefore, just being told to breathe or relax while you’re in the saddle does little to improve your riding unless you have the tools to maintain the correct core breathing and release bodily tension before you enter the stables.
Not every riding instructor is equipped to help, so it leads to frustration. You may be asking either – why you can’t advance faster – or maybe – why you can’t just ride as you used to in the past. You can.
We designed this seminar to help you develop a better breathing pattern and feel relaxation when you’re off your horse. The brilliance of this seminar is that you learn in your riding position without the distraction of directing your horse at the same time. Then you can bring the academic and muscle memory to your next ride with a high degree of success. You’ll see how we do this when you watch the video trailer.
Horse trainer, Patricia Norcia, has taught breathing exercises at universities, as well as to her riding students. She helps riders improve by showing how to maintain relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing while in motion in the saddle. This seminar allows you to follow along with specific breathing and relaxation exercises to lower and improve your breathing in the first session – you will understand the improvement immediately.
Brenda Vylanek is a horsewoman and meditation expert. She teaches how meditation helps maintain better breathing and relaxation while staying in the moment with your horse. During our in-person clinics, Brenda uses essential oils to enhance the mediation experience. These oils are optional, but if you choose to do this at home, the oils are listed below.
In this seminar, Brenda takes you through a fifteen-minute guided meditation. Like any learning experience, you need a quiet place to view the seminar conducive to meditation. (Stay on your shavings bags.) You do not need prior experience, but if you do, Brenda’s unique connection to horses will help you get more out of this baseline meditation. She will take you to higher levels of meditation as our seminars continue.
In a second seminar (that will go live in October), tai chi expert, David Ritchie incorporates qi gong exercise with breathing and meditation to connect you to your horse even further. You also learn how visualization helps to apply our aids at the exact moment to move as one with your horse.
Adults at any riding level and every discipline will benefit from this seminar. Anyone with a health concern should consult with their physician before starting any exercise program or using essential oils.
Please enjoy a preview!