Horse & Rider
Historically people considered horse riding as a sport in which the rider expends minimal effort and the horse does all the work…Anyone who has ridden will argue that this is far from the truth!
Extensive research now supports the fact that unfit, injured or asymmetric riders can adversely affect the horse’s performance. In addition, as riders are trained to communicate with their horse through the bilateral application of pressure-based aids, being ‘crooked’ may detrimentally affect training.
RA Therapy & Training provides a variety of packages specifically tailored to equestrian sport for both the horse and rider.
Combined horse and rider assessments or treatments can be organised as individual sessions or as part of day clinics. Please contact Robyn today to discuss organising a clinic at your yard! Alternatively follow RA Therapy & Training on Social Media to find a clinic local to you.
The rider assessment aims to identify areas of pain, weakness and tightness which may cause asymmetry or impaired performance when riding. These sessions can take place either in RA Therapy & Training’s dedicated treatment room in Shipston-on-Stour or in the comfort of the mobile clinic at your own yard.
This assessment involves an in-depth postural analysis including muscle function tests followed by appropriate musculoskeletal treatment. Following this assessment, the rider will be given a written exercise programme tailored to any pain / asymmetry / balance issues highlighted.
Dynamic Ridden Assessment
This assessment involves a brief unmounted assessment of the rider followed by a ridden session during which postural analysis will be combined with specialist coaching techniques so that while problems may be highlighted the rider will begin to understand how they can be addressed practically. These sessions can take place in any arena of your choice, as an individual session or can be done in pairs. Following this assessment, the rider will be given a written exercise programme tailored to their pain / asymmetry / balance issues highlighted.
Combined Assessment One
A full dynamic assessment followed by a complete treatment for the horse.
Combined Assessment Two:
These sessions can be booked individually or as a day clinic for livery yards or riding clubs.