Participants of a clinic get instructions on how to improve their position, balance and effect on the horse (PBE). We usually work in groups of 2 combinations (rider + horse), in 75-minute lessons. Each lesson starts with an analysis, followed by some exercises on the ground to help the rider become more conscious and improve body control, posture and movement. These exercises are then put into practice on horseback.
For a more detailed explanation of the clinic lessons, click on ‘PBE Training’ in the top menu. The content of the clinic lessons is more or less the same as the first lesson of the PBE course.
Observers of the clinics can listen to the lessons from the side of the arena through my sound system.
What can riders lean from a PBE clinic and who can participate?
Harmony between rider and horse is the key. The way to achieve this is different for each combination. I therefore closely observe what needs to be done for each unique combination. The exercises, both on and off the horse, provide the rider with specific instructions for further individual practise.
Wether you are a recreational beginner or a Grand Prix professional, riding dressage or practising another discipline; anyone can profit from these lessons.
A better seated rider always leads to spectacular improvements in the performance of the horse. This happens because having a good seat and posture, means having a good influence on the horse’s back and therefore on the horse’s balance and movements!
For every rider, this clinic can mean the end of ‘horsing around’ and the start of ‘horsing with smile’.