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The Leaning Problem
February's theme is The Leaning Problem
It is troubleshooting time! Oh yeah!
This month we are going to address some of the most common issues riders deal with when their horse LEANS in one direction and HOW to remedy this. First up, we have a brilliant exercise called, of course, “Straight Up” which will give you one very useful tool in your arsenal to deal with leaning.
Next up, we will turn our focus to this topic directly for a Masterclass discussion on “What to do when the horse leans in one direction?” We are going to teach a deep dive masterclass about what is going on when this happens and why it happens. In that session we will also talk strategy. HOW do you deal with it - what is the approach you need to have and how do you go about it?
Dealing with leaning problems requires you to be able to troubleshoot creatively in the moment, because you will find this pesky little habit will sneak itself into everything you do: every line you ride, every exercise, every movement. So we will discuss this in the February Wine with Friends Meeting about “Creative Troubleshooting when things don’t go according to plan,” giving you strategies you can employ WITHIN everything that you do.
Additionally, on this theme, Catherine McCrum will be putting together a brand new Feldenkrais lesson for your seat development based just for you, Ritterize!
And, last but obviously not least, we have our Hotseats meeting for this month’s featured exercise where you can get feedback on your video.
Whether you struggle with leaning issues or not, this month is sure to yield some fun exercise ideas and troubleshooting tips.
New and Upcoming Courses
The Total Canter Transformation Program
A Step-by-Step process that takes you (with your horse) from “OMG, no, please, NOT the canter!” to “Yes, thank you, my horse does have an AMAZING canter.”
From mindfully laying the foundation of what YOU need to know and what essential skills your horse needs to have in place before the canter work can even begin… to cultivating the SOLID foundational basics every horse needs in order to produce consistently, high quality transitions.
Feldenkrais Courses for Riders
FeldenFit 4-Pack (BEST DEAL!):
***Scroll down the page to purchase FeldenFit 1-4 individually***
Purchase all 4 FeldenFit Programmes and get a discount!
4 x €97 = €388
Today's Price = €297 (other currencies available)
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.
MEMBERS ONLY CHALLENGE
The next FeldenFit 30-day Challenge begins for FeldenFit 4 on January 15, 2023
We periodically do 30-day challenges together as a group. You can do the challenges, work independently, or do both. You can repeat the lessons and the challenges as many times as you like.Get Feldenfit 4 and join the Challenge
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.