Its been a long time and we hope you are all managing to stay safe and sane.
I am sure you have been following announcements by British Riding Clubs as to what we can and can’t do as an affiliated club, and having discussed things with Grange Farm and our mentors, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to re-start mentoring and clinics.
Of course we need to be mindful of all the various guidance on safety and it will look a bit different. We hope to offer small groups (no more than 3-4, paired sessions and where appropriate, one-to-ones) but things will be taken very slowly and carefully.
Please take the time to read through our guidance on how we plan to run these sessions and what you need to agree to (this may of course evolve as things change).
Sat 4th July – Cathy Lammie
Sun 5th July – Claire Llewelyn
Sun 5th July- Rachel Finch
Sat 11th July – Tom Fray
Sun 12th July – Teresa Edmonds
The length of session, group size and cost will all depend on the level of interest.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
Take care and …….hopefully….welcome back
Franklin Balls were developed in Germany by Dr Eric Franklin, originally to help sports people but they have now been developed to help Equestrians. I have attended a course to learn how these work and am now trained in their use. The balls are different sizes and shapes, either filled with air or water, which are used in different ways, for example under seat bones, thighs and armpits to help riders develop their balance, core strength, straightness and suppleness. They help identify areas riders need to work on, and also really show how the rider influences the horse’s way of going. We have found that horses become more forward, relaxed and straighter and riders become more ‘bodily aware’. It’s absolutely fascinating!