Come audit Linda Parelli's Happy Rider Makeover Clinic May 31 - June 2, 2024 • Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle Club | 85 East Garzas Road Carmel Valley, CA 93924
The cost for auditing is $50 per day.
NEW THIS YEAR! After the event on Saturday we will have a “wine” down of the day’s event with wine and hors d’oeuvres and a chance to hang out with Linda. This event will be for both riders and auditors who attend on Saturday and is included in the auditing price.
Most riding lessons are often more demoralizing than fun. Worst of all, they don’t produce instant results and I’ve been there as both a student and an instructor. Now, with 30 years of experience – developing my own riding skills and thousands of hours of teaching, I can look at a horse and rider and tell them exactly what needs to change.
You can tell when a rider is not very skilled. They have a ‘loose’, unbalanced position in the saddle and ride more like a passenger, or a victim! Or they are stiff, have hard hands, tight legs and a strict attitude towards the horse.
Also, you can tell how good a rider is by the way the horse moves – high headed, hollow, trouble with the bit, or lazy, dull and unresponsive. Riders cause that, or at least they are not improving it. Either way, the horse is not happy. Not only is it hard to make progress like this, it takes all the fun out of riding.
Many riding lessons don’t work. They teach you how to “sit” and to make the horse go, stop and turn but they don’t teach you how to be a leader in the saddle. You have to be part trainer and part rider.
A leader is way more than a rider. You need to:
Teach your horse to be in harmony with you – calm, controlled and willing. Your horse is not a robot, he or she is going to respond or react to you – positively or negatively
Sit well. Leaning forward, backwards or sitting crooked all affects your horse’s ability to move properly and an uncomfortable horse gets emotional or shut down. When you sit well, your horse moves well.
Invite harmony. Don’t tell your horse what to do, learn how to lead the dance.
- Effective Rider Position – Safe, Athletic, Dynamic
- Horse Biomechanics – Healthy Movement
- Stretching & Relaxation
- The secrets of Impulsion & Suppleness
- Ride with Contact – learn how to “Hold Hands” with your horse
- Ride with Loose reins – how to Guide with your Legs
- Bit Selection made simple
- Masterful Simulations
- And more!