The aim of the Postural Partnership course is to offer riders an introduction to what is known of the demands of riding, building an awareness of correct posture and improving one’s own posture off the horse and then also considering saddlery influences.

The course then takes riders to a session on the mechanical horse where using mirrors and, in some cases, video, posture is adjusted. Riders are then introduced to various exercises and stretches they can perform at home – or in their tack room or even while riding – to improve their posture. Instructor, Anna Bruce studied physiology and biomechanics as part of her degree, has her Level 1 in Fit to Ride and is an advocate of EquiPilates.

Cost: £40.00 – minimum 4 and max 6 per group. Allow 2hrs for lecture and 20mins per group member. Please advise if you need to leave early although a great deal can be learnt by watching others.

Venue: The Postural Partnership can also be brought to your home as Herbert the mechanical horse is transportable! Contact for cost.

A summary of postural exercises to improve or even prevent common problems associated with horse riders is available in the handbook, The Postural Partnership – Postural Assessment & Exercise Workbook by Anna Bruce, BSc (Hons), BHSAI (Reg).

£10.00 take home workbook of exercises to assess and improve your riding posture.
£15.00 drop in session on the mechanical horse.
£40.00 riding session on your horse focusing purely on posture

Book directly through Anna Bruce by tel/text 07970 285781. Sessions at other times/dates also available as suits.

I have worked with EVENTERPRISE for many years. Anna has an amazing eye for detail and huge experience in re-schooling and rehabilitation programmes. She has achieved amazing results by being diligent and looking outside the box.

Amanda Sutton, Team GB's first Equine Physiotherapist

Anna is an amazing teacher giving me confidence and encouragement to get out there and compete on my first horse. Unlike many other instructors, Anna has a very holistic approach to training. Her expertise is far reaching and includes equine heath, massage, riders posture / pilates etc. The group training sessions are fun, interactive and a joy to be a part of. My daughter enjoys the lessons and Anna’s patience and interaction really brings out the best in her abilities. Through riding sessions with Anna, I have met a number of like minded riding friends and we always look forward to getting together - either for lessons, a hack out or a social evening.

Jane Mason

Having bought a horse through Anna, I know personally how easy she is to deal with. She believed in the match but never pushed me to buy. Anna will be honest if she thinks the horse is right for you. Five years on and I am still going strong with Martha and Anna keeps a keen interest in how she is doing.

Georgia Patrick