Thu, 13 Oct|
CANADIANS 🇨🇦 Online Inhand Workshop with Rupert Isaacson
Join us for a 2hr ONLINE Inhand Training Workshop with Rupert Isaacson! THIS WILL BE RECORDED
Time & Location
13 Oct 2022, 16:00 – 18:00
About the event
Join us for a 2 HR online Inhand Workshop with Rupert Isaacson.
In the first hour Rupert will discuss the theory behind inhand training and then will demonstrate the techniques and exercises with an experienced horse. The second hour will focus on starting a horse who is new to inhand training, what to look out for and techniques that are required.
Rupert is a lifelong horseman who grew up foxhunting and eventing in the UK. Rupert came to dressage through observing that his autistic son Rowan began to communicate in the saddle in front of him when they rode horses together in collection. This led Rupert to the therapeutic technique now known as Horse Boy Method, but he also realized that to really understand collection in order to serve an autistic kid well, he had to learn about dressage. So he went on a quest – to Portugal, France and the UK, riding with different mentors but always finding that they were at least 50% confusing no matter how useful their exercises and techniques were. He became frustrated that no one could explain the overall structure and system in a way that was coherent and immediately doable. He then started to study the old masters writing, spent hundreds of hours going through online instructional videos and also kept riding with good mentors. When he then discovered the extraordinary Valenca family in Portugal and Christian Bachinger in Austria the whole picture at last fell into place.
So if you want to understand how the whole picture fits together, how you and your horse will get from your current point to where you want to go, then Rupert can explain it in a way that – because of his day job as a journalist – will make you finally go ‘Oh I get it!’. He is also your man for really learning the in hand work and how to establish everything you are going to do under saddle in hand first – at walk, trot and even canter – so that the riding becomes fluid and easy. He is also your dude for learning the pillars, the airs and establishing the piaffe. But for him, because of the background with autism, the main thing is to make everything clear, empathetic and fun so that the learning comes in a way that is stress free – the only way the human or equine brain can really take in information.
This online Workshop will be conducted via Zoom and WILL BE RECORDED.
🇨🇦 ONLINE Inhand Workshop
Join us on this 2hr ONLINE Inhand Workshop with Rupert Isaacson. THIS WILL BE RECORDED.CA$33.00+CA$0.83 service fee