How can Pilates help you improve your riding?
As riders, we invest huge amounts of time and money in our beloved horses and neglect to invest in us, the other half of the partnership!
We offer dedicated Pilates for Horse Rider sessions targeting balance, core strength and flexibility, as well as helping to improve your stability, posture and alignment in the saddle. As a result, performance and confidence excels. Your horse will thank you, whether you are a happy hacker or competitive rider!
Through our range of Pilates classes we can help you on the journey to improve your riding.
In-person classes are a great way to get started with Pilates for Horse Riders. We offer Pilates classes in two locations in Suffolk.
Tuesdays: 7.00pm at Easton & Letheringham Village Hall.
Thursdays: 7.00pm at All Saints Church Hall, Kesgrave.
1-2-1 Online Workshop
This service is a one off, 1-2-1 session with full analysis of your riding from a Pilates perspective.
We will work with to create a bespoke exercise plan that can help you in the saddle
I am a qualified Pilates and Equine Coach, holding both the BHS Level 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship and Level 3 Matwork Pilates qualifications. I offer equestrian specific Pilates classes and equestrian workshops.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a form of low impact exercise, which targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out and helping to regain good posture naturally.
The Pilates method develops strength, balance, flexibility, posture, control and good breathing technique, all vitally important for great horse riders. The exercises are designed to improve your position and how you move in your everyday life.
Pilates emphasises the connection between physical and mental health and seeks to connect the mind and body to relieve unwanted stress and tension.
“I had my regular pilates lesson with Dawn tonight and it was brilliant as usual. We really work on core strength and balance. Since joining Dawn’s classes I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my shoulder and lower back pain and I have a much stronger core. This in turn has made such a positive difference to my horse riding.”