Body Awareness for Riders: Introduction to the Philosophy



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Harmony between horse and rider is the result of properly given commands and fine communication. To do so, the rider uses his seat and aids. In this video, physical instructor Eckart Meyners introduces you to his training program specifically designed to help rider increase body awareness and gain in subtility and efficiency in the saddle.

When working on your own suppleness, you not only gain muscle awareness but also learn how to use your body in a more targeted way. This enables you to give you horse subtle signals and adjust your body in a more efficient manner to his movements.

In this video, you will see various exercises as part of the program. If the speed, number of repetitions, and intensity vary from an exercise to another, you will see that all of them share the same goal: help you move more consciously and effectively. As for horses, the warm-up is a crucial phase of your training, take a look at how to get started!

You will learn in this video:

  • The first steps of your body awareness training
  • How conscious body training can help you gain in symmetry
  • Why the warm-up is a crucial phase of all training

Eckart Meyners

Eckart Meyners has lectured as Senior Professor in Physical Education for 38 years at the University of Lüneburg and has been involved in the subject of movement theory for riders for decades. He educates riders, trainers and judges for the FN (German Equestrian Federation) as well as running worldwide courses.

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