Transform your horse-riding with the Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique training can help you to develop a more integrated, connected and responsive partnership with your horse. You learn to let go of unhelpful patterns of tension in your body that interfere with your riding, helping you to develop a more relaxed focus of attention and refined sensitivity and feel.

The pace of modern life means that we tend to carry more muscular tension in our body than is really needed. Driving a car or using a mobile phone can cause our head to move forward out of balance, straining the muscles of the neck and shoulders. Unless we stop and notice, we’ll bring these tensions into our riding without even realising.

With Alexander Technique training, there is an emphasis on learning ‘to be in the moment’ and let go of excess tension in your neck, back and pelvis, allowing your body to rebalance itself naturally. Your horse will be able to feel the difference, enabling him or her to tune into you more effectively and feel more responsive and fluid.

Alexander Technique training can help you to:

  • Release tension & stiffness
  • Develop relaxed focus
  • Improve posture & coordination
  • Develop a deeper, more fluid seat
  • Refine your feel and contact
  • Restore calm and ease

Potential improvements in your horse:

  • Reduced tension & stiffness
  • Less spookiness & resistance
  • Improved connection
  • More fluidity of movement
  • More elastic, lighter contact
  • Better concentration, more responsive

You can learn the Alexander Technique in one-to-one lessons and in group courses. One to one Alexander lessons are offered in Middlewich and group courses at different venues across Cheshire. If your riding club or organisation would like a talk or workshop on the Alexander Technique for riders please contact us for more information.

Alexander Technique Lessons and Courses

One-to-one Alexander Technique lessons are available in Middlewich, Cheshire and Alexander Technique courses are offered for groups and organisations across Cheshire and the Northwest.