The Applied Posture Riding Program

What Is The "Applied Posture Riding" Program? 

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You cannot fix your posture problems in the saddle. You need to, first, test for strength, length, and flexibility, you then need to train to reset your posture for riding and then start the process of transferring your new riding skills to the saddle. My Applied Posture Riding program is a complete education and training program for horse riders, this is not a follow the leader exercise routine. 

It has been proven that unmounted, correct rider specific Movement Patterns will train you to be a better rider.  Once your posture has been reset you can apply this in the saddle.

A balanced riding posture that has symmetry, core strength and independent isolation skills, is the goal every rider is targeting. Better skills allow you and your horse to your enjoy riding. The fighting will stop and the fun will begin.

You need a starting point, this requires self-testing and understanding your own posture problems. Once you have your problems sorted you can start your training program By training your core and fixing your muscle imbalances out of the saddle you will correct your own little habitual muscle problems.

Every Rider has Muscle Imbalances. What are yours?

Once you address them:

  • you will stop confusing your horse and block him with your asymmetry's 
  • you will be able to sit upright and engage your seat effectively
  • you will be able to apply your lower leg with consistent correct aids
  • you will stop using the reins for balance and allow your horse to move forward
  • jumping will become fun and safe as you stay with your horse over fences 
 
Slumped and Upright Standing Posture

The Applied Posture Riding Program will show how to you identify your own muscle imbalances, your own weak areas, your own areas of stiffness and your own habits.

Yes, we all have habits to be reset. Injury has a huge effect on your riding as does having a baby or just having a break from riding to live your life.

Any asymmetry in your Posture will affect your riding.

A dropped shoulder, twisted hips, a dominant hand, all affect your riding.

 

 

asymmetry spine websizeThe Core is the Basic Training For All Riders.

Dressage is the Basic Training For All Horses.

  • Do you know if you have a weak core?  Yes! Do you know how to test it? No !
  • Do you suffer from lower back pain and been told to quit riding? Yes !
  • Do you know how to train yourself for riding? No !

Correct Testing of all your muscles and then applying the correct movement patterns is what you need. Many riders are doing floor exercises and attending classes and still not changing their riding! Why ? 

  • Exercises are not enough!
  • You need to have a starting point
  • You need to know your own  muscle imbalances
  • You need to know your own areas of weakness and stiffness
  • You need to know just how dominant or one sided you are with your posturebefore and after APR
  • You will have habits and resting postures that affect your riding.

Do you know what they are?

All of these problems need to be identified, self-tested and then fixed. Pilates is not enough, horse riders need to follow specific movements designed for horse riders.

So Who am I?

Abdominal TestingMy name is Annette Willson. Click to read about my history. I am a Physiotherapist. I am a retired elite rider and Functional Core Stability Training and Posture Training is my specialty. My program Applied Posture Riding is a complete program to train the rider for riding and for a better way of riding. I teach my program in clinics and via video.

Core hold You will learn:

  • all about the riding muscles function and anatomy
  • how to self-test your own muscles
  • how to do a core crunch
  • how to engage your core on demand
  • how to strengthen your core
  • how to use your core in daily life
  • how to train core for riding
  • how to train all your riding muscles
  • specific rider movement patterns
  • independent isolation for your seat, lower legs, and hands
  • floor, ball, and standing rider specific exercises
  • finally. you will learn how to apply your new posture when riding

If you need more information I am happy to talk to you. Contact me, I love this topic and the changes it has on people's riding.

The program is offered in various formats and various prices.

So How Can You Buy My Applied Posture Riding Program?

1. USB Stick ( Part 1Videos and Manual). 

Hit the Buy button and you will receive the 4 hours of videos and the E-Book (manual) on a USB stick mailed to your address.  No videos to download and take up heaps of bandwidth on your internet plan. No slow streaming from online video sources. The purchase price is AU$250.00.(+GST for Australian Residents only, free postage).

2. The Applied Posture Riding E-Book  (Manual) Only.

If you are more of a book learner then you have the option to buy the "Applied Posture Riding" E-Book (manual) without the videos. The E-Book is a stand alone product. You will be emailed the link after purchase for immediate download of the E-Book as a PDF document.  The purchase price is AU$87.(+ GST for Australian residents only).

Please select which product you choose to buy and then go to the shop to purchase. APR Shop

3. You can buy and join as a member.  Two membership plans will be on offer.  A monthly subscription will give you access to the Plan of your choice 

1. A Basic Membership Plan 6-months access to Part 1 only

2. An Advanced Membership Plan 12-months access to Part 1 and Part 2 and all the bonus content.

 

Applied Posture Riding Membership

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People learn in different ways, some are visual and others need to read and see pictures. 

You will receive The E-Book "Applied Posture Riding The Fundamentals of Riding". This is a 67000-word document.

This file has all the instructions in written and colour picture form. You will follow the chapters in the book as well as view the videos in each lesson.

The lessons will consist of video content I have complied as well as pertinent videos from You tube.

Youtube has a mountain of free content on every topic you can think of. I also use a lot of this free content for my learning. So what I have done is organize my detailed lessons about the core, about exercises and complimented my information with the relevant free content on You Tube and put together a unique learning program for you to follow step by step. 

You will learn HOW TO  find, test, train and transfer your core into you riding. You will not only strengthen it you will train it to become part of your riding and enable you to become the best rider you can be. 

Here is what you will receive when you buy The Applied Posture Riding Program

Part 1

Introduction 

In addition to the Applied Posture Riding E-Book, you will have access to all the videos in the AR program along with bonus videos to compliment your learning.

  • I will introduce the program and how to follow the manual and the videos side by side.You will be able to read about my background on developing the Applied Posture Riding program. 
  • I explain the tools required for the program and also optional tools for advanced training.
  • In an additional video, I show you a few of the simple braces I prescribe to riders when needed. This is all documented in the manual as well.

Once you have been introduced to the program and have organized the tools you need I move onto your real training.

We get into the real learning in the next series of videos.

Chapter 1The Riding Muscles and Their Function In Riding

Some of you will be bored with this section but I strongly advise you to work through it and not skip it. The package I have put together is a sequence and step by step process. If you choose to skip sections then your learning will have gaps and the outcome is you will not put it all together when we start the riding section. 

  • This is an important part of the program so you will be able to read and inspect the photos, diagrams in the manual as well as see them all on the video.
  • There are ten major muscles and muscle groups I have identified for riding.
  • Of course, there are more than my list.
  • You will be introduced to the muscles you will test, train and transfer into your riding.
  • I will show you where they are, how they work and what function each has when you are riding.
  • You will be able to read through the manual and inspect the pictures as well as follow the video I have put together and the bonus information I know is relevant from Youtube
  • Bonus Video Anatomy of Core Muscle Stability  (only in the membership site).
  • Bonus Video Yoga Core Muscles (only in the membership site).

Chapter 2 The Core Crunch

 I spend a lot of time on teaching you the "Core Crunch". 

  • This movement pattern is the "secret weapon for horse riders".
  • The core is the key to all good riding. A rider must have a strong stable functioning core and know how to use it in the saddle. 
  • I will teach you exactly how to do this.
  • The manual has numerous photos and details sequential instruction on HOW.
  • I will go through the process in detail in the video to show you How To Core crunch.
  • You will learn where you core muscle is and how to engage it on demand. 
  •  Yoga Core Muscle  Anatomy  (only in the membership site).
  • Bonus video How To Engage Your Core  (only in the membership site).
  • Bonus videos How To Engage the Foot Support Muscle (only in the membership site).
  • Bonus video How To Engage The Knee Support Muscle (only in the membership site).
  • Bonus video How To Engage The Hip Muscles (only in the membership site).

Now that you have information about the Anatomy and Function of The Riding Muscles and you know HOW TO engage your Core I will take you through a series of personal muscle tests.

Chapter 3 Muscle Testing

  • In this lesson, I will show you how to test all your major muscle groups yourself.
  • Once you have done this you will be able to identify your areas of weakness and your areas of inflexibility.
  • This will give you a starting point for your own exercises.
  • If you are weak you will need to do more strength training.
  • If you are stiff and inflexible you will need to do more stretching.
  • Later in the program, everyone one will learn the specific movement patterns for riding and perform them exactly the same.
  • In this session, I have included a video and written lesson on How To Test For A Gap.
  • This is vital for all women and especially those of your returning to riding after a baby.
  • You will also test you Balance for efficiency and strength.
  • Bonus  Video How The Abdominals Work  (only in the membership site).

Chapter 4 My Jargon

As you move through the program you will need to understand the language used for Riber Biomechanics teaching. In the next two lessons, I talk about my Jargon which is the language I speak and use because much of what I teach in unique to me and my training.

Chapter 5 Specific Movement Patterns For The Horse Rider

  •  Now we are coming to the nitty gritty lessons to set you up for riding.
  • The next sessions are the rider specific unequivocally designed, only taught here, APR movement patterns.
  • I will take you through 18 unique rider specific movement patterns designed by myself as a rider and as a Physiotherapist.
  • These are not taught anywhere else or by anyone else.
  • As a Rider Biomechanics Specialist with my Riding skills and Physiotherapy education, I know How and Why you need to learn these movement patterns.
  • You will continue to read and follow the manual but you will also receive the complete Video lessons to study watch, replay and be sure you get it right. The beauty with this method you will be able to get it right.
  • Having already tested your muscle yourself you will know by know what you need to focus on and also why these movement patterns are the same for each of us when riding.
  • These lessons are well worth spending a lot of time on.
  • Bonus video mechanical rider video showing the need for a strong core and the counter movements required (only in the membership site).

Chapter 5 Stretching and Exercises

  • Now that you have knowledge of the muscles, they way they function, how to test them, how to use them for specific riding through rider movement patterns, it is time to learn some simple strengthening and stretching exercises.
  • I differentiate between exercises and a movement pattern because of the detail and importance of getting the pattern correct.
  • Many people just do exercises and don't really understand what or why they doing it.
  • In a movement pattern the setup, alignment, and execution are finite.
  •  To have success the correct pattern must be trained exactly the same each time and repeated in the correct pattern to learn.
  • It then becomes a habit to transfer into the saddle.
  • This is the mistake many riders make in that they don't learn the correct patterns and therefore cannot reproduce it in the saddle. 
  • In this session I will teach you some strengthening exercises for your shoulders, these are simple routines you can perform often during the day.
  • I will also move onto a full session of stretching. Here you will be taken through a whole series of stretches to improve your symmetry,
  • Here you will be taken through a whole series of stretches to improve your symmetry, flexibility, and range of movement.
  •  A stiff rider is a poor rider and a stiff rider will cause their horse to also stiffen up.
  • So if you want to keep yourself happy and your horse happy and pain-free this is a great session for you.

 Bonus  Videos (0nly the membership site). 

  • Hamstring door stretch
  • Hamstrings Stretch 
  •  Quads Stretch 
  • Psoas Stretch On Foam roller 

Chapter 6 Advanced Strength Training

Ok, now it is time to add in some Advanced Strength Training.

  • The next few session I will take you through a number of advanced strength training exercises.
  • Now, I have put together the routines I enjoy and have great success with.
  • I have a Pilates Floor routine I follow and I also do short workouts on the big ball and the OOV to strengthen my core and my abdominals.
  • I also use the Body Blade for a total body workout.
  • I will show you how I keep my core strength and functional use.
  • I these last session I will also teach you how to use a spiky ball for self-massage as well as a few simple daily routines.

 Well, this brings you to the end of your floor training and sets you up to train yourself for riding.Once you have completed the floor training I will introduce you to the Rider Lessons. (only in the membership site)

 Well, this brings you to the end of your floor training and sets you up to train yourself for riding.Once you have completed the floor training I will introduce you to the Rider Lessons.

Part 2 The Rider Lessons

Each of these lessons will be available to you in the membership site, but only after you have completed the twelve weeks  Part 1 program.

  • The Walk Lesson
  • The Rising Trot Lesson
  • The Sitting trot Lesson
  • The Sideways Forward Movement Pattern In The Saddle
  • The Figure of Eight Movement Pattern Lesson
  • The Canter Lesson

The Rider lessons will complete your APR training. However, your learning will continue with access to ongoing content specific to riders riding problems.

I have numerous videos with tips and "HowTo" in the member's area. These include riding, rider lessons as well as Physiotherapy advice and tips.

I hope by now you are excited and passionate about the riding posture and its biomechanics as I am. I hope you are jumping at the button to give yourself the opportunity to train yourself to not only use your core muscles but actually train your whole body for the best riding skills and posture you are capable of. Every rider uses the same muscles to look good feel good and ride well, now you can too.

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I hope by now you are excited and passionate about the riding posture and its biomechanics as I am. I hope you are jumping at the button to give yourself the opportunity to train yourself to not only use your core muscles but actually train your whole body for the best riding skills and posture you are capable of. Every rider uses the same muscles to look good feel good and ride well, now you can too.

I love this topic and I love seeing results so I am going to offer you the opportunity to have a one on one consult with me. If this is not possible then send me a video of your riding and I will do a full rider review and spend time discussing how you can fix your problems. 

So How Can You Buy My Applied Posture Riding Program?

1. USB Stick (Videos and Manual).

Hit the Buy button and you will receive the 4 hours of videos and the E-Book (manual) on a USB stick mailed to your address. This is the best way to buy the program. No videos to download and take up heaps of bandwidth on your internet plan. No slow streaming from online video sources. The purchase price is AU$250.00.(+GST for Australian Residents only, free postage).

2. The Applied Posture Riding E-Book  (Manual) Only.

If you are more of a book learner then you have the option to buy the "Applied Posture Riding" E-Book (manual) without the videos. The E-Book is a stand alone product. You will be emailed the link after purchase for immediate download of the E-Book as a PDF document.  The purchase price is AU$87.(+ GST for Australian residents only).

4. Membership Access (to be launched very soon)

( For those of you who want more information please contact me