Testimonials

Here are just a few of the hundreds of success stories I get from those who use my information….

The best Horse Riding Exercises I have Done!

Hi Annette,

Really loving all the stuff you have sent me. Yesterday I made out it was summer and rode my horse for 20 minutes in the hail. The effects of your exercises have been immediate and I am sure my horse didnt know who I was, Thankyou. This is exactly what I needed to help with my riding. Just wish I lived closer for lessons now. I am also pleasantly surprised to find out how big my horses canter stride really is and so much smoother than I remember, yeah , I was meant to be walking but the temptation got the better of me. Thanks again,

Rebecca.

From Louise clay  Feb 2011

Equestrian Pilates for back pain.

Hi Annette,

I just wanted to pass on my congratulations and thanks for a fantastic program that is easy to understand and follow.

I have only been using the program for a couple of weeks and have noticed a huge improvement in my riding and in my horse. Not only that my posture is much better and I have also managed to decrease the amount of shoulder and back pain I suffer from on a daily basis.

I am really looking forward to my next dressage lesson, I think my instructor will be pleasantly surprised.

Thankyou Louise.

Hi Annette
I rode up to 3de event level and was very fit and capable .I gave up for about 10 years.  I got back into riding and found I just didn't have the confidence to ride again. My balance was off and I was tense  I started the floor program and I  have been doing the rider movement  patterns on the ball. I use the OOv and this made a huge difference to my strength. My biggest discovery was how crooked and one sided I had become. This program was the only program that made sense to me. I just love it.
Jane w SA

Improving the horse riding posture with horse rider exercises.

Hi Annette,May 2011I recently purchased your fantastic posture riding program.  I have just watched both dvds and have started with the exercises and loving it.  This is something that I have been wanting for years – like 35 years ago when I first began riding, but, thankfully I have come across this valuable knowledge that you are sharing now and I cannot thank you enough – better late than never…..!!  I look forward to enjoying my horses even more than I already do – and I’m sure they will be much happier as well with a more balanced rider.

As well as wanting to thank you, my other reason for this email is to ask that if it is not an inconvenience, would it be possible to get a detailed receipt of my purchase?  I have the hicaps receipt, but as a Remedial Massage Therapist,  your dvds are also very helpful for me to be able to help my clients even more, so with an itemized receipt I could then claim this purchase as a tax deduction through my business.. My name is Maureen

Thank you again

Kind Regards

Maureen

Equestrian Pilates after childbirth.

“CHANGED HER LIFE AS A RIDER”

Dear Annette,

Thank you for putting together the applied posture riding program. It has been the answer to my prayers in so many ways. When getting back into riding after having my son no matter what I tried I couldn’t regain core strength, balance and security in the saddle.

I tried all types of exercise and traditional pilates but found nothing worked. Additionally, most pilates books don’t explain the techniques well. I’d said to my husband many times I need an exercise that simulates riding a horse that I can do all day. Two weeks later I saw your tiny advertisement in Horse Deals, visited your website and thought it was worth a go.

Well, your program was the best money I ever spent. Since starting the program in May my riding has improved in leaps and bounds. I have a really big moving horse, which is great to watch but not easy to ride. I can now sit in harmony with my horse (he is very grateful for this and sends his many thanks). It doesn’t matter how big the trot I just sit. In fact the quality of his paces has improved as a result of my riding improving. The accuracy of our tests has improved because I can focus on riding not trying to hang on!

There are so many great things about your program. First, you can literally LIVE on the ball. I have one at home and one at work which is fantastic because I can be doing exercise all day that simulates riding. Second, the way you describe the exercises is simple and easy to apply. Third, transferring things from ball to horse is a natural progression. So for anyone who only has 1 or 2 horses in work and has an office job this is ideal because you can literally be riding all day!

In general my overall strength has improved significantly over the last 6 months. I’d had a shoulder problem for the last 6 years and nothing seemed to give relief. Since starting the ball exercises the improvement has been amazing. It’s not completely better yet but it’s getting there. I haven’t had to take any pain killers for over 4 months. This was a problem I thought I was just going to have to live with for the rest of my life.

Over the last few months I’ve been received compliments from judges on how much my riding has improved. Many of whom have asked what I’ve done. (I know couples have ordered ball and book since). Also, I attended a few clinics recently and all 3 instructors could not get over the improvement in my riding and subsequently the way my horse was going. They were desperate to know what I’d done.

Of course I’ve been telling everyone about the book and ball. I just love it and can’t speak highly enough of it. You can probably tell once I start talking about it I can’t stop. I simply LIVE on the ball now and love it.

Anyone who wants to improve their posture and riding should seriously look at this program. You can spend a fortune in this industry on saddles, gimmicks and clinics to try to improve your riding. But there is one simple, cost effective solution Applied Posture riding. If someone is truly committed to spending limited time every day doing the exercises the benefits they will see and feel will be enormous.

Daniel

The horse riding posture explained.

Dear Annette

I have been looking for something to clarify what all my instructors are trying to say. This book explains HOW to sit up straight and maintain this position. The wording easily works through the process of using your muscles to be effective with your aids.

The ball exercises are so relevant to riding I can’t believe how simple it is. I recommend this book to all riders. Kelly. WA

Event rider with dreams of International success.

Hi Annette

I never realized how much thought and training went into the rider. I have always been taught to train my horse not myself. By training my riding muscles I now have a greater understanding of what I am doing. I am stronger, more effective and look better in the saddle. I also suffer less pain after riding. This is a must for all riders. Emma. SA

Passionate about connecting with her horse using the Pilates exercises.

Hi Annette

Yesterday I made out it was summer and rode my horse for 20 minutes in the hail. The effects of your exercises have been immediate and I am sure my horse didn’t know who I was, This is exactly what I needed to help with my riding. I am also pleasantly surprised to find out how big my horses canter stride really is and so much smoother than I remember, yeah, I was meant to be walking but the temptation got the better of me. Rebecca.

Liz will achieve her dream! She is following an expert.

Hi Annette

I have been riding for a few years only and after following the exercises in this book I developed a new mindset. The riding lessons in part 2 are particularly good. It is so easy really and now I am aiming for my dreams. Liz. SA

Stevie will go to the Olympics. His horse riding posture is in training.

My mum recently purchased your book for me.. I’m currently only up to the first few exercises but the difference in my riding is just unbelievable. Just to locate the lower ab muscle and pelvic floor muscle, I don’t know how after riding for 14 years and competing at two star I’ve been able to get this far without knowing about this muscle. If it encourages more people to understand and know how to use their body by knowing once I’m an Olympian that I used your program. Stevie

Even a good rider can improve when they train the horse riding muscles.

Hi Annette

I thought I was a good rider. After reading and going through this book I have been able to use so much of the common sense approach to riding to improve myself even further. It is such a great program. Nadine NSW

A Pleasure rider with pain control doing equestrian Pilates exercises.

Hi Annette

I am only a pleasure rider. I thought this was a book for competition riders only. I can ride for hours now and get off do my stretches at the end of the day and sleep pain free now. I used to ride in a crooked position now I don’t. Emma Vic

Most people take their posture for granted.

My posture muscles were muscles I took for granted. Now I know what they are, how to test them, how to use them and how to ride with their support I am a new person and a new rider. Thanks Annette, I feel so inspired now. Carolyn SA

Pilates and back pain a great team but only with knowledge.

My doctor told me to give up riding and do pilates for my back pain. I spoke to Annette about this, she recommended “Applied Posture Riding”. Little did he know pilates and riding go together. I am now riding daily and can control my back pain. My riding is fun again. Nadine SA

Hi Annette

I thought it was my bad luck that every horse I rode was bouncy and uptight. After reading and doing the Applied Posture Riding exercises and lessons that’s changing. Thanks Annette it really is that simple. My muscles love it. Tim NSW

Dear Annette

I never realised how much thought and training went into the rider. I have always been taught to train my horse not myself. By training my riding muscles I now have a greater understanding of what I am doing. I am stronger, more effective and look better in the saddle. I also suffer less pain after riding.  This is a must for all riders. Emma. SA

I get emails every day with success stories from HAPPY riders who have used this program to improve their riding, become more confident and more skilled and get more pleasure from their riding. And they did it faster than they could imagine.

I also enjoy hearing from riders who no longer experience the nagging back pain that USED to stop them riding

And it doesn’t matter if you’re new at riding or you’re a top rider whose been riding for years, ANY rider at ANY level can use this program to improve.

This is because the riding posture is the same for us all ….but every one of us has a different problem holding us back. If every rider fixes THEIR OWN problem then every rider will improve.