Eckart Meyners a Professor of Sports Physiology and Body Movement at the University in Lûneburg in Germany will administer a course at the D. Carlos Club from the 3rd to the 5th February.
Eckart Meyners’ Mission:
To improve Balance in Motion
To educate the rider about the components of a good seat, as well as the challenges riders face in developing and maintaining that seat.
To discuss and show the importance of balance in the rider’s body and mind as it influences the dialogue with the horse.
To help instructors and riders understand and use more effective methods of teaching and learning riding.
Eckart Meyners' Philosophy:
Each rider is a unique human being in body, mind, and personality. History, culture and life circumstances increase the imbalances in our physical bodies and disrupt the balance between mind and body. Most riders believe in the importance of having a “correct seat” but have a hard time defining what that means. Too often the “correct seat” is defined by specific forms, and riding instructors see their job as molding riders to fit those forms. In reality, a “correct seat” is unique to each individual, taking into consideration the variations of each person’s body. Once a few basic alignments are in place, the muscles that allow the body to have the motion necessary to flow with and correctly influence the horse. The brain also plays an important role in telling the muscles what to do, so instructors need to understand how to work with a rider’s brain.
Riders and instructors must seek to uncover muscular imbalances that impede harmony between horse and rider. Then a combination of playful experimentation and specific exercises can help gain balance. The goals of the exercises are balanced muscles, not simply stronger muscles. The exercises are never forced, but rather achieve balance though a complete cycle of relaxing, stretching and strengthening.
Contact: Carla Coimbra – Mobile 918270883
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