It's Challenge time...

THE 2024 CANTER SEAT CHALLENGE

FREE 6-DAY EXCLUSIVE ONLINE TRAINING WITH DR. THOMAS RITTER

July 22-27, 2024

In this 6-Day Workshop, we will guide you through 5 of the most common ā€œseat mistakesā€ riders make in the Canter, and you will learn what you need to do in order to improve your seat in the canter and truly help your horse to develop a better canter.

We have put together this FREE 6-day challenge to help you learn how to:

  1. IDENTIFY exactly which seat mistakes are holding you and your horse back in the canter

  2. UTILIZE simple lessons which can set you on the right path toward a BETTER seat and to deal with the seat challenges you are struggling with in the canter.

Ā Six days of exercises, instruction, inspiration, and support.

Join us. We begin Monday 22nd with Video #1 and another video will be released each day on the final day we will meet for a live Q&A where you can get all your questions answered.

The seat is especially important for the canter because it can literally make or break your horse's ability to canter in balance.

If you have been beating yourself up for the seat mistakes you make in the canter...

You know you make them, but you don't know what to do about them...

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New and Upcoming Courses

Join us for this 30-day supported run of Feldenfit 4

Starts July 15th, 2024Ā 
Feldenfit 4 is a series of 30 short Feldenkrais-based video lessons (5-15 mins each) created specifically for horse riders by Catherine McCrum Feldenkrais practitioner and equestrian.

The lessons in this programme are focussed on creating freedom in the saddle.

In freeing our bodies from the constraints of poor posture, unconscious muscular tension, disturbances in breathing and poor coordination

we as riders, achieve the ultimate freedom to feel and be truly capable

Join us in the programme to learn to use the 30 movement experiments to help you tune into yourself and refine your position and aids in the saddle.

Are you ready to become your own seat coach and free your inner expert rider with FeldenFit 4 - The Freedom Series?

  • When you subscribe to FeldenFit 4 you will get access to a series of 30 lessons that help you create harmony in your riding.
  • Catherine McCrum supports the programme through a Private Facebook Community.
  • On subscribing you will receive lifetime access to the course materials which you can work through as part of the 30-day live run though starting July 15thĀ or at your own pace.Ā 
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Young Horse Training Course (beta)

This is a brand new, never-before-offered course.

Course Begins July 15, 2024
This 4-month course with Thomas Ritter will guide you through the entire process of the Gymnastic Training of the Younger and Lower Level Horse.

This is an exercise-based course to develop the gymnastic development of the younger/lower-level horse.

With simpler arena patterns and without the advanced movementsĀ often featuredĀ in our other courses.

It is designed for any relatively green horse that has been ridden off the longe line on a 20m circle and around the whole school for a few weeks.

It goes without saying that working on the basics is always beneficial for horsesĀ who are further on in the training too.

Includes simple work-in-hand exercises to improve the horseā€™s understanding of rein aids, transitions, and sidestepping.

šŸ“Ā More than 50 exercises

šŸ“Ā Adaptable to any level of training

šŸ“Ā Most of the exercises can be ridden in all three gaits

This course will be complete with Q&As and all the bells and whistles you expect from a Ritter Course.

As a beta course member, your input and questions will be integrated into the creation of the course. This way we make sure we create the most complete course on the topic as is possible AND you can be confident that you will get what YOU need out of this course!

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The Ritterize Membership

The Ritterize Membership

(previouslyĀ EOTM)Ā 

Infuse your Training with Ritterize - your monthly infusion of Ritter Learning. Click on the button to learn more.

JulyĀ 2024:


LongidutinalĀ Bend
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LongidutinalĀ Bend

In July, we have for you a wonderful selection of trainings and exercises that were inspired by questions and problems we noticed members having in our various courses and training sessions. No matter where you are in your riding journey, you will find something here that is likely to ā€œhit the spotā€ and be exactly what you need right NOW.Ā 

The theme for this month is Longitudinal Bend. It is the perfect follow-up to Juneā€™s topic of Lateral Bend. Through the combination of Lateral bend and Longitudinal bend, we build the resilience and throughness of the horse. Thomas will teach a Masterclass training where he will explain the theory, strategy, and practical application in regards to Longitudinal Bend.Ā 

To support this Masterclass training, the featured riding exercise this month is called, ā€œSpiralvolte - Halfpassā€ and even if you do not ride half passes with your horse yet, you can modify this exercise for where you and your horse are in the training and you will find this is an amazing exercise for building on the lateral bend theme of last month and developing the longitudinal bend and throughness. I canā€™t wait!!Ā 

The Feldenkrais lesson this month is, as always, a brilliant choice to match the horse work. Catherine has selected an exercise called. ā€œElbows on Knees aka The Airport Lessonā€œ which is from her FeldenFit 4 course (next round starts July 15th - if you like this lesson, you will LOVE FeldenFit 4, and we invite you to join the FeldenFit4 30-Day Challenge). In this 14-minute lesson, you will be invited to explore possibilities within yourself of bending, flexing, extending, and rotating which helps you to let go of small habitual braces which tend to keep you a little bit twisted or collapsed when you ride. This will give you more evenness in how you use the two sides of yourself when riding.Ā 

To round all of this off, we will be meeting half-way through the month to discuss a topic that I am sure most riders have to deal with at one time or another: Stress. More specifically, how do you LEAVE all the stress behind so that you can go to your horse and ride without carrying that stress with you. Whether you deal with this issue yourself, or you have some insights and advice to share, your input is welcome in this special Members-only discussion.Ā 

As always, we will wrap up the month with a Members-only Hot Seat session for the ā€œSpiralvolte - Halfpassā€ riding exercise. This is a live session where Thomas will choose several member-submitted videos to to provide feedback, tips, and suggestions for improvement. Even if your video is not selected to be featured, you are sure to come away with tips and pointers you can put to use in your own riding right away.Ā 

Self-Study Courses

A Course About Straightness with Ritter Dressage

Achieve Straightness as a horse-rider unit and see the benefits in everything you do in your riding! 

The Straightness Course is THE course to answer all your crookedness woes!

This is a course about achieving Straightness as a horse-rider unit. This is THE course to learn the fundamental biomechanics of straightness (and its opposite, crookedness) and how it impacts everything else you do in your riding.

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The Introduction to Work in Hand Course

āœ” Improve your relationship with your horse

āœ” Easily teach new movements to your horse

āœ” Improve your horse's balance, suppleness, coordination and body-awareness

 "Hands-down” the very best way to introduce your horse to the work in hand.

Learn how to do simple transitions and exercises with your horse with coordination, communication, and confidence.

Get lifetime, fully downloadable access to the training,

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The Better Dressage Through Straightness Challenge Recordings

You will get...

āœ”ļø RecordingsĀ of allĀ theĀ Challenge trainings and Q&AsĀ 
āœ”ļøĀ PDF copies of the slides and horse exercises
āœ”ļø All recordingsĀ downloadable
āœ”ļøĀ Lifetime access

So that you can...

āœ…Ā UNDERSTAND the problem with crookedness, and the attributes of straightness and balance
āœ…Ā learn an exercise you can use with your horse to identify your horse's stiff and hollow side
āœ…Ā UNDERSTAND how the rider can contribute to the horse's crookedness
āœ…Ā learn an exercise you can use to diagnose your own crookedness
āœ…Ā UNDERSTAND how dressage training can be used to straighten the horse
āœ…Ā learn an exercise you can use to help straighten your horse
āœ…Ā UNDERSTAND the basis of a Straightness based method of training.Ā TrainingĀ that is better for your horse's health and better for your dressage.

All of this for only ā‚¬27.

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The Canter Blueprint Training Recordings

Learn more about the biomechanics of the canter and create a targeted training plan for your horse.Ā 

This training is all about the canter and the pre-requisites for a quality canter.

It will help you understand:-
āœ” the training principles on which the canter is built

āœ” identify the KEY areas your horse needs to improveĀ 

So you can prioritize your training work and plan HOW you will approach your training from here on out so that you can HELP your horse to canter at his best.

GetĀ lifetime, fully downloadable access toĀ theĀ training, plus the recordings from the Q&As we held each day for VIP members.

All of this for only ā‚¬37.

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The Path to Simple and Flying Changes Challenge Recordings

Learn how to train and develop your horse so that the changes become the most logical, easy thing to do.
You will get...

āœ”ļøAll the recordings to theĀ Challenge trainings and Q&AsĀ 
āœ”ļøĀ PDF copies of the slides and horse exercises
āœ”ļø All recordingsĀ downloadable
āœ”ļøĀ Lifetime access

The Challenge Proposition...
Anyone can train their horse to do simple and flying changes.Ā Anyone.

āŒ That means you donā€™t have to be a professional trainer.

āŒĀ You donā€™t have to have a degree in changes (Tip: there isnā€™t one).
āŒ You donā€™t have to have special talent.
āŒ You donā€™t have to have magic.

āœ… You just need to know the pathway.
āœ… You need to know how to develop the horse so that the changes become the most logical, easy thing for your horse to do.

Ā šŸ‘‰ We show you how to do that.
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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 ā‚¬97 = ā‚¬388Ā 

Today's Price = ā‚¬297 (other currencies available)

FeldenFit 1Ā 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.

FeldenFit2Ā 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 3Ā 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 4Ā - The Freedom Series!Ā This fourth set of 30 days of daily 5-15 minute FeldenFit lessons.Ā Designed specifically for riders the lessons in this programme are focussed on creating freedom in the saddle.Ā In freeing our bodies from the constraints of poor posture, unconscious muscular tension, disturbances in breathing and poor co-ordinationĀ we as riders, achieve the ultimate freedomĀ to feel and be truly capableĀ 

Buy all 4 Now!

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

The lessons in this programme are focussed on creating freedom in the saddle.

In freeing our bodies from the constraints of poor posture, unconscious muscular tension, disturbances in breathing and poor co-ordinationĀ we as riders, achieve the ultimate freedom to feel and be truly capableĀ 

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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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