DetailsEquestrian Pilates with Gemma Tattersall is a truly innovative DVD and is the first UK DVD to translate Pilates directly into the saddle!
Using a combination of riding demonstrations and specially designed pilates exercises it will help move the viewer to the next level in their riding discipline, across all disciplines, be it dressage, show jumping or cross country. With the energy and riding talents of rising eventing star Gemma Tattersall, along with the knowledge and focus of Pilates Instructor, Mary Thornton BSc (Hons) MCSP HPC, the viewer is taken, over a four month period on a fascinating equestrian journey.
Initially Gemma assesses her four students in the ménage for their common rider faults. They then complete Mary's specifically designed regime of exercises on a weekly basis. Their journey is completed when they are back in the ménage with Gemma and we see the remarkable developments these exercises have made to their riding. More riders are becoming aware of the importance of fitness, suppleness and balance. British Equestrian Coaches are talking more about the importance of core stability, which can take riders to the next level of competition in any sphere of riding.
Why use Pilates for Riding?
With riding its important you have the physical fitness and suppleness to be effective in any of the disciplines. But you first need to ensure you have good posture, balance, suppleness and co-ordination off the horse to enable you to move in harmony with the horse and provide clear effective aids.
Have you ever wondered why certain riders can sit to anything and looks as though their body is doing nothing? This is because they have good core stability and balance - through engagement of your abdominal muscles, you will be much more plugged in and secure with the horse. Pilates enables you to achieve all of this!
How does the DVD work?
This interactive DVD gives you total control. With simple menu driven options you choose whether to learn the whole story on Equestrian Pilates or cherry pick the individual exercises that relate to your common rider faults. Likewise you can choose between a beginner’s regime and one more appropriate for the intermediate. You are in charge.
There are numerous Pilates DVDs on the market but none that link riders common problems to specific Pilates exercises to benefit the rider!
Approx running time 180 mins
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