Equine

Learn to release tension, reinforce a sense of balance in your horse, and strengthen the human/equine bond.

Getting Ready to Ride (90 minutes)

In this introductory class, you will learn a gentle exercise, How to Rock Your Horse, which will soften and rebalance both you and your horse and will prepare your horse for work. This exercise can be used in place of passive stretches, which seem to be quite popular these days but which can be quite damaging to your horse. You will also learn how to recognize when your horse is suffering from muscle tension and unbalanced movement. In addition, I will demonstrate the three basic approaches of my Neuromuscular Retraining method, and you will have the opportunity to try some of these approaches on your horse as well. Class size is limited to 16.

Cost:

$45 per person.

A portion of the fee will be donated to the non-profit animal organization of your choice.

Contact me to schedule a class for your barn or riding club.

 

One-Day Class

An extended version of the 90-minute class (above). Participants receive substantial hands-on time with horses. Classes can be four, five, or six hours long, depending on the interest of the participants. Class size is limited to 10.

Cost:

$25 per hour, per person.  Contact me to schedule a class for your barn or riding club.

 

Canine

The Magic of Movement (90 minutes)

Does your dog sit evenly on both seat bones, or does he favor one or the other? Does she always lie on the same side of her body? Does he have difficulty getting up? Is she uncoordinated or off-balance? Does he suffer from pain or stiffness? Is your dog slow-moving, generally resistant, or grouchy?

In this 90-minute demonstration, I will explain the importance of efficient movement in our animal companions and will explain how you can determine if your animal is moving efficiently and comfortably. I will also demonstrate the three hands-on approaches used in my Neuromuscular Retraining method and will show you How to Breathe with Your Dog, an exercise designed to promote relaxation and bonding with your animal companion. All of the information and exercises in this class are applicable to cats as well as dogs.

Cost:

$45 per person.

A portion of the fee will be donated to the non-profit animal organization or shelter of your choice.

Contact me to schedule a class for your club or group of animal-loving friends.

 

One-Day Class

An extended version of the 90-minute class (above). Participants receive substantial hands-on time with dogs. Classes can be four, five, or six hours long, depending on the interest of the participants Class size is limited to eight.

Cost:

$25 per hour, per person.  Contact me to schedule a class for your club or group of dog-loving friends.