Biomechanical Analysis, Correction & Retraining
Development for Dressage & Equestrian Development Programs
intensive consultations provide a rider with the same analysis, correction
and retraining program designed for the international level dancer in Soviet
ballet training, but adapted for international and Olympic level equestrian
development. This program includes:
Hundreds riders from beginner through FEI level have experienced
the results of this specialized program, many demonstrating technical progress
in one or two sessions, not achievable in a decade or more of conventional
- Analysis of flexibility and alignment, accomplished
by comparison of the rider's spine and extremity mechanics to the
ideal classical ballet model.
- Introduction of corrective work to increase
the functional joint range of motion of the spine and extremities to enhance
the riders capacity to achieve the classical ballet alignment objective.
- Integration of classical ballet based alignment
into riding specific skills that include posting, halt/half halt, turn mechanics,
spiral seat and lateral movements, providing a kinesthetic awareness of muscle
control and coordination in a static environment.
- The provision stretch, flexibility exercises
and guidelines to assist the rider with the incorporation of this work into
their overall development program..
For questions or additional information,
Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
& Science Institute
Rider & Equine Development Programs
Consortium Graduate Studies Center
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
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