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Stress Free Riding System - confidence building riding tips that work, fun awareness building activities, horse massage, and saddle fit ... it's all here!

Build seriously life-changing confidence with these stress-free riding lessons. Learn nine foundational skills that come natural to the pros! Relationship based riding lessons help to reduce fear and pain for both horse and rider. Explore ways to help massage and calm your horse plus your first session includes an initial pain and stress evaluation of your horse and saddle.

Your instructor is a certified Centered Riding Instructor and therapist offering you over 30 years of teaching experience. 

These lessons are ideal if you are ... 
  • a woman getting back to riding after a fall or injury
  • a riding instructor looking for more tools to use with timid clients 
  • a person who wants to improve your confidence and riding in new ways by exploring and experimenting with mind-body techniques

The Stress Free Riding System is for people from all disciplines and English or Western riders and trail riders. Allow one hour per lesson plus time between lessons for practice and study. The Stress Free Riding System is $1200 and includes nine horse lessons, one saddle fit learning session, one stress reducing essential oil roll-on to support relaxation for you and your horse, one workbook on saddle fit and massaging away horse tension, and five proven relaxation exercises to let go of muscle tension so you can ride in union with your horse! Yes, it's a fully holistic system! These nervous system based lessons will help reduce fear and pain for both horse and rider. We'll explore ways to help massage and calm your horse, and evaluate your English or Western saddle fit in your first lesson.

Here's an overview of the nine foundational lessons you'll learn:
1) Balanced Seat Lesson (Rein Assessment to Clearly Demonstrate You've Achieved a Deep Seat)
2) Following Seat Lesson (Does Your Body Move WITH Your Horse?)
3) Riding With Relaxation (Discover Your Stuck Parts)
4) Riding With Lightness and Breath (Giving Your Horse a Chance to Respond in a Safe Space)
5) Effortlessly Riding With Alignment (Get Bodywork While On Your Horse and Align With Imagery)
6) Methods to Feel Grounded While Riding (Over Relying on Stirrups No More)
7) Martial Arts Riding (Riding With Energetic Flow From The Back and The Front Side of Your Body)
8) Horse and Rider Partnership (Applying Centered Riding to Your Chosen Discipline)
9) Riding From Your Center (Invisible Turning from Swiveling Your Belly Button)

Lessons include groundwork, bodywork suggestions for you or your horse, and equipment fitting questions along with specific riding skills applicable to whatever discipline you ride. Awareness and muscle memory are built slowly and with thought, thus most lesson time occurs at the walk and slower speeds.

Lessons are intended to be offered in a weekly format, but we know sometimes weather or life interferes and there is flexibility in scheduling.

The full Stress Free Riding System package fee is payable when you sign up for the first lesson delivery date (choose a day and time from the calendar below to begin your lessons or email me @ RCookotr@gmail.com). You decide what day/time is convenient for lesson practice each week, you are expected to commit time each week to your horse and to yourself and to keep your commitment with the understanding that lessons are intended to be delivered weekly for 10 consecutive weeks - only 2 months for mind-blowing change!

MY OWN STORY
"Loving horses comes natural to me but riding horses did not, even though I've been riding since I was 2yo. Someone who is a natural rider has no idea of the internal angst that occurs in someone who doesn't feel totally balanced, in sync and comfortably one with a horse. Yes I still have been there and done that, showed successfully, and yes I brought horses along but I learned to choose my horses carefully otherwise I'd never feel safe. But it was Centered Riding that changed all of this - I now have moments of feeling what it's like to be of one mind and one body with my horses - it's a feeling of freedom where I can fly and jump the moon - in total partnership. In other moments I still lose it, but I know what to look for and how to get it back. I've learned a lot from my own journey of searching for that "oneness" with horses and I have compassion on those who are also in this learning curve. Centered Riding is for everyone and I love that about it."


Are you a riding instructor? Riding Instructors will discover a variety of tools they can use in their own riding lessons with their own clients!


Sign up today. Build your confidence and your skills using the Stress Free Riding System package - It's more than riding lessons, it's a relaxed way of being with your horse!

$1200 Stress Free Centered Riding System includes 9 lessons, 1 saddle fit session, essential oil relaxation blend, saddle fit guide, horse massage guide, and 5 proven relaxation exercises you can use on your horse (and in everyday life) to calm fear and anxiety at the root cause.

Live close to Grass Lake, travel is free if you are within 15 miles of Grass Lake. Additional travel fees apply for those outside the Grass Lake area. For those wishing to save on travel fees, we can schedule multiple lessons in one day (it would be like your own private clinic). Send an email for any questions about this service! rcookotr@gmail.com 

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