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.

Since having lessons with Anna, I have made so much progress. She is patient, flexible and very encouraging.

Anna is a superb rider to help school your horse to the next level.

Carol Trotter

Each time I visit EVENTERPRISE I am impressed by the outstanding level of horse care and the intelligent teaching which is well adapted for each pupil's safety, comfort and pleasure.

Doug Carlile, former director of Carlile Complet Eventing, France

Anna is calm and intuitive. She reads me - and my pony - really well. We've learnt an awful lot in a short space of time and, through Anna, unleashed the potential and willingness in our little Forest pony. She really knows her stuff! Thank you.

Liz & Sparkie