Having correct body alignment is the ONE thing that can change EVERYTHING in your riding!” ~ The Rider’s Mechanic™
Are you a dedicated rider ready to up your game?
Ever wish you had a coach that could not only identify your riding faults but also have the ability to correct them through proper instruction and bodywork?
Then I’d like to invite you to spend time with The Rider’s Mechanic™ for an integrated experience you’ll love!
In addition to my unique rider's training program, I also coach riders of all skill levels to feel the difference in their riding by correcting muscle imbalances, aligning the skeletal system, acquiring better flexibility in muscle and joint movement, and establishing a mind-body connection through sports massage & bodywork.
As a professional rider, certified riding instructor, and licensed massage therapist, I have the skills to get your body balanced and moving well in the saddle. I have the knowledge and understanding of movement patterns associated with riding, along with the ability to identify, address, and relieve dysfunctional conditions that may be affecting you while riding.
Every rider has asymmetries and functional deficits that can negatively impact our horses and our performance.
This program is designed to identify any issues in motion, strength, posture, or balance that may be negatively affecting rider performance, effectiveness, safety, and confidence.
Common Causes of Riding Challenges
How do these manifest in riding?
Poor Hip Mobility:
Overactive Quads and Hip Flexors:
Lower Limb Neural Tension
Many riders try so hard to improve their riding, but their bodies fail them. Suffering from pain, an asymmetrical myoskeletal system, and restrictive overused muscles, may lead to frustration and prevent the advancement of your riding skills.
This is why I began teaching these unique lessons, using part of the time for riding instruction and the other part for bodywork and identifying a rider’s individual “problem area.”
Through bodywork focused on correction and strengthening, riders will not only be more effective when applying the aids, but will also feel more comfortable and confident in the saddle.
It’s well known that horse owners invest hundreds, if not thousands, into the wellness of their horse.
However, they often shortchange themselves in the meantime, sacrificing their comfort in favor of their horse’s.
I want more riders to understand that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Having a proper understanding of how our bodies work in the saddle is important to improving riding itself.
By correcting the weaknesses we all have, we gain the ability to put ourselves in the right position and maintain it during motion, so it doesn’t feel so uncomfortable.
That’s what bodywork for equestrians is all about!
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Red Hawk Ranch
Queen Creek, AZ.
*This is a private facility; address will be emailed to you after registration is received.
To Register: https://reflectivehorsemanship.as.me/TRM-Rider
Auditor: $30 (please bring chair)
To Register: https://reflectivehorsemanship.as.me/TRM-Auditor
- Stalls are available on a first come, first serve basis for those who want to arrive early or stay late to watch the other riders. There is a limited amount, so please let me know asap if you will need one.
- Snacks & water will be available. Please bring your own lunch.
What can I expect in The Rider’s Mechanic™ Clinic with Kasey?
Who This Program is Designed For:
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Where will the bodywork take place?
All bodywork will be performed in the arena under a tent.
2. Will I need to change clothes?
No. Riders stay fully clothed, including boots.
3. How long is the session?
Sessions are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
4. Where will my horse go during bodywork?
Your horse will be tied inside the arena. Please bring halter and lead rope.
5. How old do I have to be to participate?
You must be 18+ years of age.
6. What if I have had recent surgery?
If you have had major surgery in the last 3 months, please check with your doctor to be cleared for bodywork. If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Due to the large amount of construction going on in Queen Creek, I urge everyone to allow for extra travel time.
- Please note that this facility backs up to a frequently used bike path.
Through attaining a more thorough understanding of the body and how these biomechanics affect a rider’s effectiveness in the saddle, it becomes easier to value the benefits of tending to your own health needs.
Working with a manual therapist – especially one with equestrian experience and familiarity with riding muscles – can be a great way to integrate the concept of rider health into everyday riding and training.
As you build up your own body, your strength and mobility in the saddle will increase – and so will your performance.