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

 June 25/26 2016
 August 13/14 2016



Brandy House Schedule

maricon.jpgBrandy House Open Day

March 19th 2016

mayicon.jpgSavvy Camp  
May 16th-21st 2016
with Alison Jones 


Rider Biomechanics 
June 25th-26th 2016
with Fran Griffith
Rider Biomechanics and Trail riding

augicon.jpgLevel 3-4 Clinic 
August 18th-21st 2016
with Lyla Cansfield 
A four day clinic with the opportunity to trail ride in the stunning surrounding countryside.

junicon.jpgTREC Training Holiday
June 7th-11th 2016
with Helen Wain and Tot Wall 

augicon.jpgRider Biomechanics
Aug 13th-14th 2016
with Fran Griffith
Rider Biomechanics and Trail riding 

sepicon.jpgShared Lessons  
September 13th - 17th 2016
with Sally Brett & Jody Ruysen 

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