Thanks to everyone for turning out in the windiest Wittering conditions for a while!! We had 55 tests ridden and some lovely photos taken during the event and of our Champions by Ben Clark. Congratulations to our 2015 Champions: Intro Hannah Cope; Prelim junior Annie McIntosh; Prelim senior Dawn Sugden; Novice Claire Mellor and Elementary Christine Collett.. Thanks also to everyone who helped today and throughout the winter series – it wouldn’t happen without you all.
If you enjoyed the Championship idea or preferred the league idea, we would really like to hear your views so we can decide how to run next year’s event!! Thanks again and well done everyone!!!
Franklin Clinic with Claire Llewelyn-Sun 8th March 2020
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 ...