Creating Suppleness
Lakefield Farm
Stephanie Reinhold
Lakefield Farm
Sunday, 9:00 AM
06/18/17 (1 week)

The Path to Performance™

Creating an Able & Willing Equine Partner

With a background in training and years of equine bodywork practice, horses and riders have been presenting me with an incredible learning experience. In my practice, I found recurring performance problems that can be minimized with a certain amount of prevention. Wanting to really help - not just create temporary relief of symptoms - I have made it my mission to support you in the three key elements that are the foundation for wellness and performance in the riding horse, what I call the Path to Performance™:

  1. Release deep-seated tension and restriction (physical, mental & emotional)
  2. Create suppleness
  3. Gymnasticize for wellness and performance ability

Path to Performance™ I - Releasing Tension & Restriction

May 7th - 9:00 a.m.

1-Day Clinic - Includes hands-on exploration of the horse's body & movement

Enjoy a day spending in interactive exploration with horses, where you learn:

  • Basic equine biomechanics in a hands-on format
  • Identifying and eliminating factors that cause bracing - including saddle fit
  • Recognizing and releasing tension & restriction - including simple bodywork techniques
  • How to avoid physical stress patterns through a mindful, non-confrontational dialog with your horse

No complicated Latin terms here! Feel and explore the horse's body and make the connections. Learn easy techniques to recognize release tension in your horse before and after riding. Learn what contributes to the creation of tension and how to avoid it. About 1.5 hours of class room instruction, the rest is hands-on!
Take-away: Detailed manual with all topics and selected bodywork techniques.
Who is this clinic for: Any horse lover, owner, rider, trainer, groom, wanting to explore how the horse's body works and how to help him overcome tension and restriction.

Path to Performance™ II - Creating Suppleness

June 18th 9:00 a.m.

1-Day Clinic - Incudes an in-depth Look at Warmup  

An introduction into gymnasticizing the horse. For those riders, who want to improve their horse's muscular capabilities in order to enhance well being and performance. Special attention paid to individual conformation and level of ability. (Based on classical principles according to HDV12 - German Cavalry Manual for Training Horse & Rider.)
The day starts with a 1-hour presentation and ends with a discussion/Q&A session. Throughout the day, the group participates in various exercises (horses should be able to do moderate work for 3 hours throughout the day).
Take-away: Detailed manual with all exercises for horse & rider. Template for developing your own gymnasticizing plan. 
Who is this clinic for: Recreational and amateur riders wanting to enhance their horse's wellbeing and ability to reach their goals, no matter what riding discipline. 

http://www.reinholdshorsewellness.com/horseseminars.html 

Path to Performance™ III - Gymnasticizing for Wellness & Performance

September 24 - 9:00 a.m.

1-Day Clinic - Incudes an in-depth Look at Warmup

An introduction into gymnasticizing the horse. For those riders, who want to improve their horse's muscular capabilities in order to enhance well being and performance. Special attention paid to individual conformation and level of ability. (Based on classical principles according to HDV12 - German Cavalry Manual for Training Horse & Rider.)
The day starts with a 1-hour presentation and ends with a discussion/Q&A session. Throughout the day, the group participates in various exercises (horses should be able to do moderate work for 3 hours throughout the day).
Take-away: Detailed manual with all exercises for horse & rider. Template for developing your own gymnasticizing plan.