Riding with Franklin balls® Part 1: Introduction and riding with franklin balls in the saddle



Trainer: Sibylle Wiemer

“If I have more mobility, my horse can move better” this video introduces the Franklin Method® and shows how Franklin Balls can be used in riding. The Franklin balls that are filled with water or air transfer and clarify the movement of the horse to the rider.

Physical Education expert Eckart Meyners and riding instructor Sibylle Wiemer guide the rider when using the franklin Balls in the saddle: the light blue, air-filled and the purple, water-filled franklin balls are placed under the rider’s seat. The green Original franklin Ball is placed under one side and then the other, so the rider becomes aware of crookedness.

The riders experience many new situations in which their balance is challenged and learn about the effects: The stimulation of acupressure points, a change in perception, improved flexibility of the pelvis and noticeable looseness. The riders describe the before and after feeling.

You will learn in this video:

  • A detailed explanation and basic principles of each of the franklin balls and rolls, and the outcome you can expect from riding with each one
  • How to correctly place and ride with the balls or rolls on your horse
  • How other riders respond to these balls, how they felt before, during and most importantly, afterward!

Further videos in this series:

Sibylle Wiemer

A qualified school teacher following her passion as a riding coach, teaching the basics as well as training trainers. She coaches young and old, people with and without disabilities, on horses of all breeds and training levels.

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