International Centre of Excellence for Rider Biomechanics

Equine Simulator

Our riding simulator improves skill, and sheds light on the key issues of riding. By illuminating what it is that skilled riders actually do, the simulator breaks through the myths and confusion which surround ‘talent’, making it clear that a horse-friendly, influential seat is based on specific biomechanical patterns that the simulator can help you learn.

The simulator trots and also canters, with much more life-like gaits than others. These paces can be adjusted in many ways, and can be made more or less powerful depending on the needs of the rider. The simulator contains very sophisticated sensors which it uses to give computerised feedback on each of the three planes of motion. It also measures rein tension and the consistency of the contact.

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It measures the variations in your weight as you bump – or not!
It measures whether you are ahead or behind the horse’s centre of gravity, and whether you are driving or retarding – the equivalent of pushing on the horse from behind or in front.
It shows if you are sitting in a way that weights the left or right side.

A skilled rider sits very still, and stays on the ideal balance point, creating the print-out in each gait that defines skilled riding. Working with the simulator will give you a print-out of your initial biomechanics, and to see in further print-outs the improvements you have achieved.

In working with the simulator we also draw on the visual feedback of mirrors placed to the front and side, and we utilise hands-on work to sculpt the body and offer various resistances. This helps to isolate different muscles and build isometric strength, which is the key to precise, effective, rider biomechanics. Working with the simulator gives a clear ‘feel’ of co-ordinations which yield a more horse-friendly seat, and a clearer feeling for riding itself.

For some (especially in canter) it has the advantage of removing the fear-factor. It is quite tiring, and is best used repeatedly for short periods of time.

One of the greatest advantages of the simulator is the opportunity for coaches to work hands-on whilst the rider is in motion. The various forms of feedback it offers combine to create a powerful mix.


Prices

Private session


30 minutes


£54

Simulator plus private mounted lesson special saver (saving £9)


80 minutes


£99


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“I had no idea what to really expect and was slightly nervous.

My nerves quickly evaporated as Karin put me at ease with her quiet, confident and calming manner.

Karin took time to ask me about my back, my lifestyle and stresses and listened intently to my answers.

This increased my confidence further as I saw that Karin was making my session ‘tailor made’.”Liz

Nutritional Supplements

Correct nutrition is important to everyone, whatever your age or activities. Horses require daily care, and it is therefore important to me (Karin) that I maintain my health, so I can attend the yard daily. Although I no longer undertake the general yard duties on a day-to-day basis, I remain the back-up when other staff members are unavailable due to illness.

Several years ago, I regularly found myself anaemic, drained of energy and subject to lethargy. In retrospect, I’d say I also had mild depression. Fortunately, I met Sandra Kanfer Clarke who introduced me to the USANA range of nutritional supplements. Within weeks of taking their products my energy and general health started to improve. Since then I have gone from strength to strength. Frequently I have found that whilst all those around me have picked up a ‘bug’, I have either managed to avoid it totally, or my symptoms have been relatively mild, so I have been able to continue riding and working.

USANA Health Sciences is one of America’s leading companies in the field of health and nutrition. USANA helps improve the lives of people around the world producing superior product lines that customers can always trust.

Comprised of both the Essentials and the Optimizers, these high-quality USANA Nutritionals are designed to provide the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds) your body needs for optimal, lifelong health by providing a complete and balanced spectrum of nutrients and antioxidants to help counteract poor nutrition and free-radical damage. I take these daily. There have been times when I’ve run-out and therefore stopped, but I soon notice the difference in my energy levels and realized why, so re-ordered.
These great-tasting meal- and snack-replacements provide the macronutrients (low-glycaemic carbohydrates, high-quality proteins, and beneficial fats) your body needs to build health, maintain your weight, and sustain energy levels. I use these when time is tight and I need to grab a healthy snack between lessons.
USANA’s patented self-preserving skin- and personal-care products provide the latest breakthroughs in the science of skin and personal care. The products deliver ingredients that effectively refine, replenish, and support the skin at the cellular level. I use these daily to protect my skin.

Take USANA’s True Health Assessment to receive a personalized nutrition program designed exclusively for you.

Want to learn more? Speak to Karin, or contact Sandra Kanfer Clarke at sandra@smadar.co.uk

TRAINING & EVENTS

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6jul - 7jul 610:00 amjul 7Mary Wanless Course - 2 days

14jul - 16jul 1410:00 amjul 16Mary Wanless Course - 2 days

17jul - 21jul 177:00 amjul 21Mary Wanless Course - 4 days

28jul10:00 am- 4:00 pmDorothy Marks Clinic

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