Equine Inspiration - Cath Garden
can help you and your horse work through behavioural issues that are actually pain-based, become straight and balanced, and regain symmetry and even muscling.
Round pen and liberty training is ideal for starting an untouched horse, or to improve communication with an older horse.
Through body language and awareness of both yourself and the horse learn how your horse begins to understand the requirements of his life as a domesticated animal.
The finer details really show you just how much your horse accepts what you ask of him, his confidence in his own knowledge and that he is eager to trust you with every new aspect of his schooling.
Cath (ESNZ Grade 2/Performance coach - Dressage) offers training under saddle for riders of all levels.
She concentrates on teaching correct position and balance, awareness of the rider's body and how it relates to what the horse is, or is not doing.
Cath specialises in teaching Classical Dressage for competition or enjoyment. Basic jump training is also available, ensuring your horse arrives at the fence in a balanced frame.
Beginner lessons for new riders or those returning to riders include basic ground skills, leading, grooming and saddling - the important things that there is never time for in riding school lessons.
Find the confidence to cope with returning to riding as an older rider - the enjoyment without the pressure of having to compete. Learn to read the horse and the situation you are in, look, feel, think and have the skills to react accordingly with confidence.
Equine Bowen Therapy allows the horse to perform his best for his rider. Likewise, by addressing any muscular stiffness in the rider with the Bowen Technique, the horse will appreciate a balanced weight on his back!