Anna’s Riding Method Course is released Module by Module in a monthly basis in order to make it as affordable and as accessible for everyone as possible. Because every rider should be able to ride to the absolute MAX of their abilities, and because every horse deserves to be ridden well!
MODULE 1: RIDER’S SEAT: STABILITY & POSTING TROT [Released]
Posting trot, what not many riders realise, is the true entrance to the sitting trot. If you post your posting trot well, transitioning to the sitting trot will feel like the easiest thing on the planet, and the most obvious one. In this Module you are going to learn everything about Rider’s Seat stability, and how to achieve it without bracing against the moving horse, or blocking horses movement with your body. You are going to learn how to start posting trot right, without using stirrups, clenching your knees on the saddle, and without jumping ahead (and loading with your weight) steps of the horse causing trot to become disunited, lacking spring and energy with time. This module is prerequisite to moving forward into the Module 2 and learning how to do the Sitting Trot right!
MODULE 2: SITTING TROT [Released]
If there is one thing that both fascinates and scares riders worldwide most, it is the sitting trot! It can be a total nightmare OR the most pleasurable experience for the rider and his horse. All depends on the technique that the rider is using. Very few people know how to ride a good sitting trot, especially if their horses are so called BIG MOVERS. The strategy that many riders apply to the issue is to kill the motion of the back, and then look good even without having a good technique. In this Module you will learn how to become a very powerful, very stable ball of energy centred in the saddle in order to move together with the moving horse. You will learn how to support the movement of your horse’s back making it even bigger and more springy, so it can cary energy produced by the hind legs forward in a powerful and expressive manner. On top of that, thanks to Anna’s Riding Technique of Sitting Trot you are going to learn how to save your back, avoid back pains and shoulder tensions, and how to save your neck for the years to come so you can enjoy riding your horse for as long as possible.
MODULE 3: HANDS, RELAXATION OF THE UPPER BODY & CONTACT. [Release March 2023]
Debugging the myths about contact. Good contact is for every person & every horse. Good contact and horse going onto the bit in a relaxed manner is not an option for interested or advanced enough people, but the key to success in mastering flowing together as one with your horse without thinking, analysing, guessing and anticipating. It is the key to unity, and therefore we are going to introduce you to our techniques of establishing good contact straight away in Module 3, once your seat is stabilised and you know how to move in the saddle in a way horses do understand at once and intuitively.
MODULE 4: TURNING & CIRCLES [Release April 2023]
If you were taught to push the horse with the inside leg to the outside rein, in this Module you will discover how horses really turn, what allows this turning for them, and how riders worldwide are blocking horses from ability to turn by riding them from inside leg to the outside rein. You will learn how to turn and ride circles through the principle of the guiding outside rein which is supporting the horse to lengthen throughout the entire outside side of the his body.
MODULE 5: RIDER’S SEAT & ITS ROLE IN THE TRANSITIONS [Release April 2023]
In this Module you are going to learn all basic transitions such as: Halt-Walk-Halt, Walk-Trot-Walk, Halt-Trot-Halt, Trot-Canter-Trot, Walk-Canter-Walk, Halt-Canter-Halt. You are going to learn why do we do transitions and how they affect horse’s back. You are going to understand why each transition is a separate type of movement, and an exact moment in which movement patterns change for the horse from one to another. You are going to learn why blocking the flow between these different movement patterns with your hand and seat is harmful for the horse and his development, and most importantly YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE THESE TRANSITIONS CORRECTLY.
MODULE 6: RIDER’S SEAT IN CANTER [Release May 2023]
Bouncing in the saddle in canter is the nightmare of many riders and their horses. Canter is an important movement for horse’s development and every rider has to learn how to sit within the canter in such a way to support cantering horse and to not sit against the moving horse. Anna’s Riding Method comes to the rescue for all of you who struggle with feeling comfortable and stable in the saddle in canter. In this Module you are going to learn how to stop pumping or sliding with your seat in the saddle while cantering.
MODULE 7: CHANGES OF THE FRAMES [Release May 2023]
Changes of the frames is based on creating ability for the horse to move in total relaxation in different frames. In this Module you are going to learn how to relax your horse at different heights of the frames with your correct technique, and most importantly what this technique is all about: you are going to discover how horses naturally change frames in response to the rider changing the ratio between energy, rhythm and length of the steps of the moving horse. You are going to understand how to do this without using your hand or contact with the bit, but your seat only.
MODULE 8: STRAIGHTNESS. RIDING STRAIGHT LINES & STRAIGHTNESS ON THE CIRCLES [Release June 2023]
Riding on straight lines is the easiest thing you can imagine, given that the rider has good seat stability, good contact with the horse’s mouth, and is able to ride the horse forward without creating any tensions. Join this Module to discover that this is totally TRUE and in TOTAL REACH for you and your horse!
MODULE 9: GYMNASTICS EXERCISES (Shoulder-in, Counter shoulder-in, Travers, Renvers) [Release June 2023]
Many trainers teach Shoulder-in and Travers using combinations of many aids. In effect executing these movements becomes overcomplicated for the rider and for the horse. In this module you will learn how to ride shoulder-in and traverse using very straightforward method which is immediately understandable for every horse. Methods which we use in Anna’s Riding Method for shoulder-in and traverse keep horses relaxed and open in movement. There is no blocking or artificial bending. Instead we apply simplicity and openness which make everything very effective.
MODULE 10: RIDER’S SEAT IN SIDE MOVEMENTS. RIDING LEG YIELDS & HALF-PASSES [Release July 2023]
It’s very important to not create constant pressure points on the horse’s body. If your leg-yields or half-passes are done by pressing the leg onto the horse’s body, this creates tension and stiffens the horse. In this Module you will learn how to ride side movements using guiding seat, and not pressing seat aids. You will learn how to sit straight and maintain relaxation in your upper body, so the contact and flow of the movement can be maintained.
MODULE 11: RIDER’S SEAT IN COLLECTION. [Release July 2023]
In this Module you will learn how to collect your horse without stiffening his back and pelvis. Many riders collect the horse with the seat, which is stiffening the rider’s pelvis and back, and ultimately increases stiffness of the horse, and therefore blocks the flow of the energy through the horse’s body. You are going to learn how to shorten the frame of the horse, and shifting weight behind without stiffening his back.
MODULE 12: RIDER’S SEAT IN EXTENDED GAITS. RIDING EXTENDED WALK, TROT & CANTER [Release August 2023]
Extended trot is a very important movement in the training of any sport horse. Good execution of this movement requires from the rider to have immaculate riding technique which allows to add energy to the movement while keeping tempo, relaxation and openness. In this module you will learn how to add energy to the horse’s movement and maintain good seat, contact and relaxed, open movement of the horse.
MODULE 13: FLOW. MOVING TOGETHER AS ONE [Release August 2023]
In this module you will learn how to realise the dream of so many riders: how to move as one with your horse. You will learn how to ride and move with your horse without barriers built from aids and cues. You will learn how to merge with your horses body to create one moving creature: A CENTAUR. We cannot wait to teach you this so your dreams about unity with your horse finally come true!
ANNA’S RIDING METHOD Course comes with:
- Lifetime access to all Course materials,
- Written and video materials to study at home at your own pace,
- Audio lessons to follow while you ride your horse (it is like having Anna by your side ALL THE TIME!)
- International Community of fellow students riders who are equally motivated, open and success oriented as you!