Body Awareness for Riders: The 6 Points Program



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In this video, you can watch as a physical instructor, Eckart Meyners, introduces the 6 points of his Movement Awareness training program. By alternating between riding sequences and exercises on the ground you get to see how targeted training affects your riding in the saddle.

There are 6 points to the training program. Each point corresponds to an area of the body. For each area, there are specific exercises designed to fit the exact needs of the rider. It is important to frequently vary the different body movement options so that muscles and brain receive varied signals with greater flexibility being the desired outcome.

Even though the goal of the training is to help rider increase flexibility and self-awareness, you will see that ultimately your horse benefits as well and can move in a better way!

You will learn in this video:

  • What the 6 points of the program cover
  • How you can affect your horse’s movement with increased body awareness
  • Targeted exercises for each part of your body
  • How to release your own body tension by yourself

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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