years of back problems and pain, I ended up having lessons in the
Alexander Technique to improve my posture and the way in which I used my
back. Through these lessons I was incredibly fortunate to meet Gloria
main interest is classical dressage, particularly in the style of the
Spanish Riding School of Vienna. She has had extensive tuition from two
former pupils of the school, Charles Harris and Danny Pevsner, both
fellows of the British Horse Society (the latter also a teacher of the
transformed both my riding and my teaching. Riding should be about
lightness and balance, and the harmony of horse and rider. This style of
riding is all about feel and tuning in to the horse. I find that the
principals of classical riding combine beautifully with the lessons I
learnt during my Psychology degree, about how people and animals learn,
and how best to teach them. My driving aim is for lessons to be positive
and enjoyable for both horse and rider.
also make use of a little tool known as the ‘clicker’ for training
horses- this means that we can optimise our use of reward when riding and
build confidence, calmness and lightness in the horse.
coaching sessions are based on developing good patience, position and feel
in the rider, leading to balance and softness in the horse, then working
on the scales of training and basic principles for developing the
horse’s balance and suppleness in a logical, natural and gentle way.
information on private and group lessons contact
Helen on 07773 157428