Anatomy In Motion: The Visible Rider
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VR Explaining good hands
VR on VH demo George Morris ClinicVR explaining good hands
CR Int'l Symposium Vienna, Austria
The Visible Rider and Visible Horse presentation at the Centered Riding International Symposium, Vienna, Austria Nov. 2011
Visible Horse & Visible Rider
Peggy Brown as The Visible Rider on the Visible Horse
VR on Swedish Dahl Horse
Peggy Brown as The Visible Rider on a Swedish Dahl horse
American Riding Assoc. Symposium
Susan Harris and Peggy Brown: The Visible Rider at the American Riding Instructor Association Symposium
VR on VH demo George Morris Clinic
GHM Horsemastership Clinic 2008. Peggy Brown as The Visible Rider on The Visible Horse
Visible Horse & Rider: Sweden
Peggy Brown rides a Lippizanner as the Visible Rider
VR Rider over jumps
The Visible Rider jumping
Visible Horse and Rider
Visible Rider on Visible Horse. Muscles, at the walk
Presentation at the Japan Jockey School, Chito, Japan (Susan Harris & Peggy Brown)
Visible Rider: Canter
Visible Rider: Tolt
Peggy Brown riding the Tolt as the Visible Rider
The Visible Rider Presentation
Together with Susan Harris, Peggy Brown has created a visual lesson for all riders. Wearing a custom-painted "skeleton suit," Peggy shows how the rider’s body works in when riding in dynamic balance (balance in motion) with the horse at all gaits, in English and Western riding and in jumping.. This "inside view" shows clearly when the rider is straight, balanced, and using her body well. It’s also easy to see what happens when she demonstrates common riding faults and how they affect the horse and rider. Many riders (and their instructors!) recognize their own habits, and can see how common riding problems can be addressed by understanding how the body works. Seeing is believing!
Riders are athletes; they need to understand and use their bodies well just as any athlete does. Good body alignment, balance, and use of the joints are important keys to riding smoothly, securely, and in harmony with your horse, no matter what type of riding you do. Riders and instructors must be aware of rider anatomy and proper use of the body in order to prevent unnecessary stress, pain and difficulty in riding and training, and to avoid sports injuries which can result from using the body in the wrong way. If you want to ride your best; if you want to ride for your whole life; if you want to ride without pain and stress— you’ll appreciate learning how to use your body better --and your horse will thank you, too!
Peggy Brown is the unique and only Visible Rider, and has been giving Visible Rider demonstrations since l999. A Centered Riding and Centered Driving Instructor/Clinician, she has given presentations by herself and with Susan Harris across North American and from Australia to Europe and Japan. Peggy competes in dressage, jumping, western and versatility competitions and in pleasure driving, carriage driving and combined driving events.
The Visible Rider is also presented as a dismounted lecture/demonstration
Combined Visible Horse and Rider Demos
Sometimes Peggy Brown and Susan Harris work together, presenting both parts of Anatomy in Motion™: The Visible Horse and The Visible Rider. The Visible Horse is presented first, working on the longe line to show the anatomy of the horse and how it relates to good movement. Then Peggy Brown, wearing her "skeleton suit," mounts up and demonstrates how the rider's body works in dynamic balance in motion with the horse at all gaits. This presentation may be adapted for various groups and special subjects, including "The Horse and the Balanced Seat," "The Effect of the Rider's Seat on the Horse's Movement," "Teaching Better Riding," and "Centered Riding: Riding in Harmony With Your Horse."
In order to arrange a Combined Visible Horse and Visible Rider Demo, please contact both Peggy Brown and Susan Harris for schedule and other details.
Anatomy in Motion 2: The Visible Rider $29.95 (USD)
Now available as a streaming video!
Susan Harris and Peggy Brown demonstrate how the human skeleton is put together and how it performs in harmony with the horse. Wearing a special “bone suit,” Peggy shows how a rider’s anatomy works in both English and Western riding. Because the rider is “transparent” you can observe how human anatomy and movement affects and is interpreted by the horse, and how balance and straightness are dynamic, ever-changing states. The “Visible Rider” works at all gaits showing a balanced, following seat. Peggy also displays common riding faults while Susan explains why they occur, and how they affect horse and rider. Seeing is believing—you may recognize some of your own riding habits and learn how to improve them.
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