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 May 23-27, 2022


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This is a FREE 5-Day Challenge by Dr. Thomas and Shana Ritter beginning Monday, May 23, 2022. Join to receive FULL ACCESS to all 4 training videos and all 5 Live Q&A sessions.

⭐️ DAY ONE - What is the Topline?
⭐️ DAY TWO - How to evaluate YOUR horse’s topline musculature and interpret what you see.
⭐️ DAY THREE - The top mistakes you might be making that are negatively impacting your horse’s topline musculature.
⭐️ DAY FOUR - Why you should begin with GROUNDWORK FIRST when addressing your horse’s topline development.
⭐️ DAY FIVE - HOW you can learn how to develop your horse's Topline correctly.

 

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May 2022:
The Beginner's Mind

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This month in Ritterize we are going to focus on two topics that may seem, on the surface, to be completely diametrically opposite: Beginner’s Mind and Piaffe. Yet, they are not. Let me explain…

We want to talk this month about how embracing a “Beginner’s Mind” can help you in all facets of your learning journey in Dressage. Every time we think we know something about a matter, we close off possibilities for learning about the things we do not yet know. Our ego gets in the way. We think we KNOW. Yet, do we ever know all there is to know? I think not. I know I myself (Shana) am always learning more, new things, new aspects to the same concepts I have been studying for YEARS. It is always fresh and you can always stay learning and developing if you keep open to the idea that you know very little.

Catherine McCrum will be joining us for our training on “How to Cultivate a Beginner’s Mind in Riding”. It is sure to be a lively and thought-provoking conversation.

In our “Wine with Friends” meeting we will, as a group, have a discussion about the Beginner’s Mind concept and how ego and pride can get in our way. It’s an opportunity for us all to kick off our boots, pour a glass of wine (or tea) and have a chat about the hard (yet so interesting) aspects of riding.

Then, this ties into another topic we are going to discuss this month: Piaffe. But rather, we are going to look at an aspect of the piaffe training: that it is on a continuum. It isn’t that one day you just DO Piaffe training. There are many stages and steps and POSSIBILITIES before the point it ever gets remotely close to what we could call a proper Piaffe. And even within the Piaffe itself, even once you can call it a Piaffe, there still remain so many curious possibilities for exploration and discovery. So let’s explore this!

New, Current, and Upcoming Courses open for enrollment

The What, Why, How Course

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Topline Makeover Course

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Feldenkrais Courses for Riders

FeldenFit 4-Pack (BEST DEAL!):

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FeldenFit 1 is the original FeldenFit program with Catherine McCrum with 30 days of daily 7-15 minute lessons. Catherine uses her knowledge as a Feldenkrais teacher and blends this with her background in sport and fitness to make a flowing sequence of exercises that enhance co-ordination, agility, suppleness and effortless power.

FeldenFit2 is the follow-up program to the original FeldenFit program. Join us and Catherine McCrum for 30 more days of daily 7-15 minute lessons. Catherine uses her knowledge as a Feldenkrais teacher and blends this with her background in sport and fitness to make a flowing sequence of exercises that enhance co-ordination, agility, suppleness and effortless power.

FeldenFit 3 is a series of 30 lessons that specifically address how to take your riding to the next level. Lessons and imagery that improve your foundation and support from the ground up, movements that free your head, neck and eyes from long-held patterns of muscular contractions, experiencing how ribs that are springy and supple impact the independence of your legs and hip joints. Clarifying the wave like oscillations of the pelvis, spine and head that make riding the more dynamic gaits smooth beyond imagination. And finally 4 specific lessons to do in the saddle, or in the barn before you get on. This is truly the rider's series!

FeldenFit 4 - The Freedom Series! FeldenFit 4 is the newest addition to the program. Catherine McCrum has designed the fourth set of 30 days of daily @15 minute FeldenFit lessons specifically for riders to help you find your true essence and break free from restriction.

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FeldenFit 1

The original FeldenFit program with Catherine McCrum with 30 days of daily 7-15 minute lessons. Catherine has created a flowing sequence of exercises that enhance co-ordination, agility, suppleness and effortless power.

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FeldenFit 2

FeldenFit2 is the follow-up program to the original FeldenFit program. We take a deep dive into the key concepts that we introduced in our first programme and we added the requests of the course members. 

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FeldenFit 3

Riders will love these sessions that clarify support from the ground up. When your feet, ankles and lower legs are well-organised, you can access the potential for both mobility and stability in your centre.

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FeldenFit 4

In the newest FeldenFit program, we introduce you to the theme of finding the length through the spine, finding a direction of support downwards through the legs with free hip joints, and width through the chest.

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"How Can Feldenkrais Help Riders?"

A 7 day Free Challenge.
Together with Feldenkrais Practitioner, Catherine McCrum, we have put together a set of off-the-horse lessons that you can use to improve your coordination, balance, suppleness, and feel. In this challenge, you will do one Feldenkrais lesson per day. These lessons are pre-recorded so regardless of timezone or location in the world, you can do it on YOUR schedule and terms. Then, once you have completed the lesson, meet us in the Facebook group for a discussion about the lesson.

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The Aware Rider Program

Parts 1 and 2. Feldenkrais with Catherine McCrum, fused with Dressage with Shana and Thomas Ritter.

What is the Aware Rider Exploration About?
How can we improve how we move ultimately with the aim of having a better relationship with our horses: One in which we can listen to ourselves as well as listen to them in such a way that they hear what we're saying. This is a conversation about the conversation we have with our horses.

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