In this episode I speak with Tanya Bevilaqua from Mindfully Mounted and Fit. I found this talk fascinating. Tanya uses the Alexander technique which I have heard about before but never took the time to understand. It fits completely with the values I love to promote on this podcast. It works to find the root cause of the problem and then gives the body an opportunity to do things differently. It requires empathy and sensitivity. It is gentle and profound.
Tanya found this technique for herself after her own serious health issues that affected her balance. She now teaches it to humans and horses giving them balance and a deeper connection with their horse. This work is a collaboration between horse and rider where the horse can tell you where you need to adjust your body to give them better movement. I know right, fascinating!
To get in touch with Tanya you can find her on Facebook. you can find out more about the Alexander Technique here
You can also go to the blog on my website to see photos of Tanya and her horses and some of the work she has done with horses.
This episode is brought to you by EQUITANA Australia. Equitana is happening from the 15th to 18th November this year in Melbourne.
Chris Burton is undoubtedly one of our country's best riders and athletes of modern times, representing Australia at the 2010 and 2014 World Equestrian Games, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he won a Bronze medal with the team on his striking young horse Santano II.
Chris is doing a masterclass at EQUITANA and hopes he can make the sessions focussed on training the light aids and building harmony between horse and rider.
This is a ticketed event. To get your tickets to this once in a lifetime opportunity go to equitana.com.au I hope to see you there. Make sure you say hi if you see me.