Welcome to Think Equestrian
Congratulations to Think Equestrian client Claire Knowles- BD Novice Open Winter Champion 2013- see Client page for details and several Think Equestrian clients have been selected for their County Teams for the BD Eastern Inter- County challenge
New plans are underway for a Dressage camp with optional sessions including pole work with John Bowen and sports psychology sessions between 18th & 22nd July. In addition the August clinic at Houghton Hall will run in conjunction with a Dressage to music clinic with Julie Geraghty of Equivisions- more details to come
The May update is complete with new Equestrian & Performance Coaching tips and goals. Don't forget to send in your questions for the Question & answer page and do take a look at the new client photos
Sound Schooling now has ridden lessons and 3 Podcasts (To help you Understand what the Judges is looking for at various dressage competition levels and how to start Dressage to Music) as well as 2 warm up ridden session (one specifically for Preliminary riders at a show) for you to buy and download in MP3 format for riders from Preliminary level upwards. In addition you can now ride to music by Tom Hunt, mastermind behind Charlotte DuJardin's Olympic Gold medal winning Kur. More lessons are under preparation and will continue to be produced in high quality sound. See the Downloadable lesson page for details
Stuck for Gift ideas?- then buy a Think Equestrian Gift voucher towards a lesson or Dressage to Music Choreography package or Performance coaching- please contact me for details
Think Equestrian is about bringing together the best in equestrian training with modern techniques to maximise the rider's performance. It incorporates a fusion of modern and classical principles of riding and seeks to help the rider to identify their strengths and areas of development.
Many riders find themselves under performing in the arena, losing confidence, lacking direction or becoming disillusioned with their riding or horse. The aim of Think Equestrian is to help the rider find a deeper understanding and clearer direction and to maximise performance with the best techniques and clear goals.
The aim of Think Equestrian is to help the rider to build a strong knowledge base in dressage, to develop the rider's seat to work positively with the horse and to help the rider to use techniques to maintain focus and direction. The website will contain some ideas based on the philosophy that I use to coach and the topics will change regularly so come back every month for something new.
Every month there is a new "Goal of the month" in both ridden and performance areas for you to work with. I also recommend that all riders keep a journal, to keep a note of anything they have identified and learnt about themselves and their horse. It can also be the ideal place to record your goals and monitor your progress in an objective way.
Performance coaching for individuals is available through a mentoring scheme with me, Kim Ratcliffe, a Neuro Linguistic programming Practitioner. An intitial discussion can be in person or by telephone and will be followed by regular telephone sessions to review progress, goals and issues that may have arisen.
Kim Ratcliffe & Late O'Leary