There are many books written about how to train the horse. Riderology™ teaches how to train the rider. Using the methods of Riderology™, you will learn:
Riding Success without the stress!
Riders will learn the muscular processes going on in their bodies and awareness of their thoughts as they learn to ride with the methods of Riderology™.
Private Instruction offered for horse owners at your ranch or mine. We work with riders, beginner through advanced level, western, dressage or english.
Understanding how your body works will make learning how to ride fun and easy!
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"Everything rises and falls on leadership."
~ John C. Maxwell
"Riderology™ is where ordinary
riders become extraordinary riders."
~ Kasey Reeder, Instructor
What is Biomechanics?
Biomechanics is the sports science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement. In addition, it directly pertains to the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces.
How does this pertain to riding?
Rider biomechanics is a method of how a rider uses their posture and balance to ride in relation to the horse's movement. The two biomechanical systems, each with their own way of functioning, move together to influence each other. This can work in a positive way or to the detriment of the partnership. Horses mirror their rider in movement. As such, it is important for the rider to understand the different elements of biomechanics, and know how each of the parts of your body should work and function while riding. Riders can learn to correctly use their body while riding to reduce the frustration that is very common when you don’t understand how to get in the proper riding positions.
Biomechanics of the riding posture includes examining the movement and control of the spine, pelvis, legs, and arms. In addition, it is also important to examine the stability of the scapula and shoulder, along with the spine and the core.
How can this help me?
Whether you are a Jumper, Reiner, Dressage or Trail rider, understanding how your body works, will allow you to become an effective rider with minimal effort. The ability to influence the horse, every stride, is where true leadership and partnership begins.
What is Riderology?
The study of proper riding through an understanding of body awareness, rider biomechanics, and rider development. In short, 'form to function'. By exploring how the body functions, awareness of individual muscles, and an understanding of the rider’s scale of training, riders can develop the main ingredients of proper riding form; balance, timing and feel in motion.