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.

Anna has the ability to get the best out of horse and rider in a gentle, supportive manner and setting realistic goals. She always has the horse's best interest at the heart. Mabel has gone from a plod to a well-schooled horse enjoying her work! What more can you ask for?

Jacquie Hodson

Anna helped me buy a 3 year old event prospect and then broke him - he is now at Gubby Leech's who is very complimentary about Bassett's attitude and confidence and thinks he is a very exciting prospect which is all thanks to Anna

Sarah Houston

Being a part of EVENTERPRISE is cost effective as there are regular sj and flatwork group clinics - it all helps make the pennies go further! Anna also organises social events such as film nights (not all horse orientated which helps keep one’s partner awake!!), talks and demos which encourages the social side of things.

Kim Severn