Rider Biomechanics


'I was a spectator at the 2 day Biomechanics clinic Fran did at The Brandy House last week.  She taught 1:1 sessions with 5 different horses and riders on the first day and I learnt something new from each session.  Fran was great at teaching each horse and rider what was specific to them, whilst also explaining to those watching why she was using the same or different approach to the previous pair.  The focus of the biomechanics was primarily on the rider but Fran’s natural horsemanship background meant that she was also able to do what the horse needed at any given point as well. 
It was fascinating to see on the second day how both the riders’ and the horses’ positions had altered.  The horses were very naturally stretching and rounding their backs and finding a frame - with no pushing and pulling, just a correction of the riders position and some ‘simple’ (but not easy!) exercises. 
The weather wasn’t the best on day 2, and Richard’s warming soup by the fire was delicious and much appreciated.  Also, the addition of a sheltered spectator area was brilliant!
I have now booked on the upcoming ‘Christmas Special’, and am really looking forward to spending 3 days with my horse experiencing the wonderful hospitality at The Brandy House, coupled with Fran’s great teaching, riding in amazing scenery and an aromatherapy massage!  What more could you want!'

Bodywork Clinic 

for you and your horse 

Learn how to improve your seat and posture and the importance of rhythm and relaxation

About the clinics

16:00 Slide show and lecture on Rider biomechanics plus Bowen talk & initial treatment

9:00 Theory session - the importance of breathing correctly and how our psoas muscles can affect our riding
10:00 - 12:00 4 x half hour individual sessions
lunch break
13:00 Second Theory session - lateral moves - how what we do in our body influences the horse
13.30 - 15:30 4 x half hour individual sessions 

Individual Bowen treatments throughout the day

An opportunity to ride out into the Radnorshire hills and put into practice what you have learnt on the trail .... Escorted riding as required.

Limited to a max of 4 participants and 8 spectators

Rider places £125 includes Biomechanics lecture, theory sessions and ridden sessions, Bowen talk and treatments, trail ride with guide as required

Spectator place £30 includes Lecture, theory sessions, auditing ridden sessions, tea and coffee

Accommodation and livery may be booked at normal Brandy House rates

 Nov 7/8 2015
 April 16/17 2016
 June 25/26 2016
 September 2016



Brandy House Schedule


Horse development and starting with Jamie Evans
April 6th -  May 1st 2015


Ride with Jamie
April 5th - May 1st 2015

mayicon.jpgPrivate Lessons with Jamie
May 4th - 8th 2015

mayicon.jpgMay Makeover
May 8 - 10 2015
Rider Biomechanics, Trail Riding and a bit of pampering too
Prepare for the Season ahead

mayicon.jpgSavvy Camp  
May 11-15 2015
with Alison Jones 

junicon.jpgLevel 3-4 Clinic 
June 1-4 2015
with Lyla Cansfield 
 A four day clinic with the opportunity to trail ride in the stunning surrounding countryside.


Rhythm & Regularity
June 19-21 2015
Rider Biomechanics, Trail riding and a bit of pampering too.
Ride to Music and improve your scores

junicon.jpgPOR Training
28th June 2015

julicon.jpgTREC Training Holiday
Jun 30th - July 5th 2015

augicon.jpgSummer Sizzler
Aug 21-23 2015
Rider Biomechanics, trail riding and a bit of pampering too 

sepicon.jpgShared Lessons  
Sep 7th - 11th 2015 
with Sally Brett & Jody Ruysen 

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