Stop, Go, Turn Book and DVD by Claire Lilley

Stop, Go, Turn Book and DVD by Claire Lilley

Whatever level you ride at, and whichever discipline you enjoy, it is so important to make sure your basic riding technique is correct in order to get the very best from your horse.

This book will give you a greater insight as to how three aspects of riding, Stop, Go and Turn, are used both separately and inter-linked to enable you to establish a correct training regime, whether you are starting a young horse, or re-training an older individual.

Each section includes a chapter on common mistakes, and ridden exercises to try.

Improving the Basics is all about perfecting your technique over time- there is no ‘quick fix’; it takes months or even years to develop together with your horse as a team, whether you are a novice rider just starting out, or an advanced rider wanting to improve.

The outcome of being able to Stop, Go and Turn with ease is a horse that is well balanced, attentive to the rider’s aids and able to work ‘through his back’ this can only be achieved under a rider with a correct position and clear aids; clear aids create a confident horse- and a happy rider!

Book price £16.99. (UK only Free P&P)

ADD: one of Claire Lilley’s Training Programme DVDs for just £25.00 for both!

Choose from:

Stop!Go!Turn! – Lungeing – Show Jumping – Scales of Training

Email me, using the contact page, and I will send you an invoice with bank details for payment. Once payment is received, your order will be sent.

200+ Exercises with Poles by Claire Lilley

200+ Exercises with Poles by Claire Lilley

This book shows ground pole training for all disciplines showing how you can optimise precious schooling time and makes the most of limited time-scales.

This book gives quick and easy pole layouts using no more than four poles. Different exercises are given for each pole layout, so there is no need to move the poles during a session.

Why use poles?

The exercises help the rider to ride with precision, improving the horse’s way of going and establishing correct training according to the scales of training, namely Rhythm, Suppleness, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness and Collection.

Before you ask, yes I have ridden every exercise in this book! My horses really enjoy pole-work and I also use them frequently as a teaching tool.

Try the exercises for yourself and I’m sure you will be amazed at the improvements that can be made, both in your riding technique and in your horse’s way of going. You will never be bored with schooling again!

Buy this book for £21.99 (UK postage free)

ADD: one of Claire Lilley’s Training Programme DVDs for just £25.00 for both!

Choose from:

Stop!Go!Turn! – Lungeing – Show Jumping – Scales of Training

Email me, using the contact page, and I will send you an invoice with bank details for payment. Once payment is received, your order will be sent.

The Countryside Counsellor

The Countryside Counsellor

As the Countryside Counsellor, I fully understand that rural life is not easy and comes with a whole range of stressful situations. Solo working can be lonely, with no-one to share your fears and concerns..

Counselling with horses Anxiety

With long term stress, anxiety can take hold, affecting your self-confidence and self-worth. Fear is hard to admit to yourself, but it has a far-reaching effect on handling and riding horses and other animals, and affect personal relationships..

Depression

As an equestrian professional myself for many years, I understand this world and how tough it can be, especially in the long, cold and dark winter months. Long days with little rest can have a negative affect on mood and wellbeing.

Bereavement

Losing a beloved horse or pet can be devastating, as can taking the decision to end their life if they are suffering. Letting go is so difficult, and finding support through this dreadful experience really helps.

Coping with Injury

Personal injury is common, and can be hard to deal with if you are a fit and active person. Physical jobs such as vets, farriers, farmers, horse trainers, for example, demand physical fitness and stamina: injury can knock this for six, and the mental impact of not being able to do what you need be very stressful.

I can offer counselling in Market Lavington.

contact me for details.

Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology is about understanding more about yourself and how you function in a sports environment.

Performing under pressure – giving your best on demand, at the right time can be very stressful. Stress and performance anxiety can have such a detrimental effect on your performance, and drastically reduce your ability.

How I work

Working on a one-to-one basis, can help you to understand what impacts on you as an athlete, and to learn about coping strategies, as well as discovering the root causes of issues that are causing concern for you.

Equestrian Sport

As a Grand prix dressage competitor and former show jumper myself, I am aware of how much stress and planning goes into each and every performance.  Understanding more about yourself, increasing your self-awareness, and how you function under pressure has a huge effect on how you and your horse work together as a partnership.

Classical Dressage Coach

Classical Dressage Training

As a classical dressage trainer, for many years,  my philosophy is to fix things before taking them into the saddle. I work with riders to help with body function and mental process, unblocking negative thought patterns, which can help so much with being stuck.

A partnership with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.

Developing your relationship with your horse influences how you cope under pressure at competitions, hacking out, and knowing that your horse understands you and your aids is crucial to developing trust between you and for quick reactions when needed.

Individual lessons available on a freelance basis. Lessons start from £45 plus travel. Please contact me for details.

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