Clinic with Karin Miles
Seat/Core “Balance in Motion” Clinic with Franklin Balls and
a 2-hour Session that includes Bodywork of your Horse with Energy Work, Thermal Pictures, and In-Hand Session for better Movement of the Horse and Feel of the Rider and the well known Seat-/ Core Lesson
The Rider's Body
Riding is about the rider coming into harmony with the horse so that he/she may effectively communicate with the horse. It is not a mechanical process, but a union of two moving bodies so the horse is guided by the active and intuitive body language of the rider.
What to Expect
Karin is known for her emphasis in getting your horse more supple, willing and focused through working on “YOUR” correct seat.
A well-rounded seat, with movement in all joints, is necessary to become one with your horse. You will not believe how your seat will change after just one lesson with Karin.
Come work on your seat and connection through FUN special exercises, the Franklin Method for Equestrians including the Franklin Balls and Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery (DNI), which help you become one with your horse. Give it a try!
Each rider is a unique human being in body, mind, and personality. History, culture and life circumstances increase the imbalances in our physical bodies and disrupt the balance between mind and body.
Most riders believe in the importance of having a "correct seat", but have a hard time defining what that means. Too often the "correct seat" is defined by specific forms. Riding instructors often then assume that their job is to mold riders to fit those forms.
In reality, a "correct seat" is unique to each individual, taking into consideration the variations of each person's body. Riders and instructors must seek to uncover muscular imbalances that impede harmony between horse and rider. Then a combination of playful experimentation and specific exercises can be used to regain balance and improve coordination.
The goals of the exercises are balanced muscles, not simply stronger muscles.
The exercises are never forced, but rather achieve balance through a complete cycle of relaxing, stretching and strengthening.
Also, the key to this work is an understanding of the role that the human brain plays in telling the muscles what to do. Therefore, must have a basic knowledge of how to work with the rider's brain to achieve the maximum effect.