MORE ON GLENDA: Glenda has taught thru-out the United States and abroad. She has a unique approach to teaching that enables each rider to perform at their optimal level. She believes that the horse and rider 'mirror each other,' and therefore focuses attention on rider position and biomechanics to improve the horse's movement and training. She is a student of applied anatomy and biomechanics, and utilizes her continuing education both in her riding and instructing. Glenda particularly enjoys instructing in a clinic format. A clinic day is split between unmounted activities and riding. 'Unmounted Awareness' is oriented towards achieving a higher awareness of one's own habits and biomechanics, thus aiding aiding each individual rider to a heightened performance once re-mounted. Group sessions allow everyone to learn from each other in a positive and encouraging environment. These are fun and enlightening days!
Read what people are saying:
"I thought it was amazing to see / feel the difference minor adjustments in the rider's posture could make in the horse's movement.
I also had a "eureka" moment regarding my posture/leg position, which I have really been struggling with." ~ Liz V.
"I have been riding for a very long time. I have ridden mostly untrained, uncooperative, stubborn, wild horses. At this point in time I feel like I must make a formal apology to ALL my past horses, and say, "I'm so sorry for everything!" I had no idea what I didn't know about riding and balance. If you don't know there is a better way to do things that make your horse happier and better behaved, than you will just ride "by the seat of your pants", hoping not to fall off for the rest of your life.
Glenda taught me a whole new way of looking at my body in harmony with the horse's balance. I came to her because I couldn't get my young Arabian to settle down and just trot slowly. She bucked when I asked her to canter. Now my skeleton is more balanced and my 5 year old Arabian is responding nicely. I can trot and canter without the fear of her bucking and running away with me. It's like I have a whole different horse under me! Riding is no longer just the "art of keeping the horse between me and the ground". It's a "soft dance".
Many, many, thanks to you Glenda!" ~ Sharon C.
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