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  1. #1
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    Question Alexander Technique?

    Anyone out there know of any Alexander Technique therapists that work with equestrians?
    Nothing is as good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. Sir Winston Churchill.
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    Yes I work with equestrians and am an Alexander technique teacher in the northern VA area, offices in Warrenton and Culpeper VA



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    Smile just my 2 sense!

    Most if not all registered physical therapists are "trained" in this and other techniques/methods/modalities.
    But a physical therapist who is an equestrian is ALWAYS a plus. Ditto for the doc!!
    Why do you think you need someone who only does this technique anyway?



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    Default Alexander Technique for Equestrians

    Hi there,

    I am an Alexander Technique instructor who works with equestrians in the Oregon/SW Washington area.

    Any questions I can answer?

    Feel free to check out my website at thesupplerider.com



    Emily Clark



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    Thanks guys! Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method were recommended by my osteopath as well as by my sport psychologist, but for very different reasons! Hey, I figure if they can be on the same page it must be a good thing!
    Nothing is as good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. Sir Winston Churchill.
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    How about Centered Riding? Sally Swift used the Alexander technique to get beyond the physical problems she had early in life. A good CR instructor can give you a lot of help, particularly with regard to position and how your body works with and against your horse. She has 2 books out. The original "Centered Riding" volume gives a great overview of the technique. "Centered Riding 2" has tons of exercises with plenty of pictures and diagrams. Many are things we've done in CR clinics.


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    Hi! The website www.alexandertechnique.com is a great resource for finding a certified Alexander Technique teacher in your area. The certification requirements for an Alexander teacher is a minimum of 1600 hours of study in the technique. The teachers on that website will meet those qualifications.

    I also agree that Sally Swift's Centered Riding book is a great book for equestrians.

    I currently work with equestrians only in the Los Angeles area.

    Best of luck in your search!
    Leah



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