The Riding Simulator offers students of horse riding a way to practice posture and position, as well as, develop a balanced seat while in a controlled environment. Making
the Riding Simulator the Perfect Schoolmaster.
" I highly recommend dressage
lessons on Simon, the horse riding simulator. Colleen is excellent at teaching the biomechanics of riding. So,
with Colleen as a trainer and 'Simon' as a steady mount, I have really focused on building the muscle memory necessary
for proper rider position. I've also found my lessons on 'Simon' to be surprisingly effective at helping
me to understand elusive concepts like "riding with the motion", "connection" and "feel".
For me, 'Simon' is the perfect complement to riding lessons! " Jane T., Sacramento, CA
How Beginning Riders use the Riding Simulator:
the Horse Riding Simulator, the student will develop the ability to focus on a balanced riding seat, without any of the normal
anxiety associated with learning to ride a horse. The Riding Simulator
teaches the rider how to develop the coordination that allows them to control their own body in addtion to being able to direct
their own horse. Developing a balanced riding seat on the mechanical
horse simulator is the safest way to learn ride horses.
"Only minutes into the horse riding simulator lesson, it was evident that one of the greatest benefits
of riding the Riding Simulator was having an instructor in touchable proximity. At any moment, Colleen could reach out and make a correction
in my position
or direct me to a form flaw that I could then check and correct with use of the mirrors. All this is done without having to worry about interfering with the horse."
For Intermediate Riders,
the Riding Simulator offers:
The Horse Riding Simulator gives intermediate
level riders the opportunity to work on the small errors of
position that creep into our riding over time. Small errors that lead to resistance and imbalance in their horse, can be corrected by developing a balanced seat on 'Simon', the Perfect Schoolmaster.
"Never have I mastered the sitting trot. After years of effort I had resigned myself to the fact that in order to really 'get' the sitting trot I needed to commit to months
on a lunge line, but that was before I rode the Riding
Simulator!" Barbara, Florida
Advanced Riders can use the Riding Simulator as well:
The Riding Simulator allows the more advanced rider to return to the basic practice of creating the
elegant, calm, balanced seat and quiet position that is rooted
in function as well as aesthetics.
"After all the breakthroughs I experienced, it is without
wonder the benefits to be gained by incorporating horse riding simulator training into an aggressive riding program." Marylee, Connecticut
"A beautiful position is a
beautiful position because it WORKS."
The Riding Simulator
gives us an important tool to take advantage of this basic maxim.