Sat, Sep 30|
Gaited Riding Biomechanics Clinic
For gaited equestrians looking for a new perspective on the physicality of being a horseback rider.
Time & Location
Sep 30, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Private Farm, 9480 Oakwood Ave, Neenah, WI 54956, USA
About the Event
FVDET presents a special opportunity for gaited equestrians looking for a new perspective on the physicality of being a horseback rider. This session is designed to optimize human performance for gaited riders. If you are interested in better understanding how your human factors influence your gaited horse's performance, then this session is for you. Human factors you might bring to this session to address include: asymmetry, pain, joint replacements, balance issues, injury, post-partum, changes in mobility/flexibility, longevity and efficiency gains, etc. Personalized anatomical focus will be carried over into riding instruction for your specific goals and your horse's unique gaits.
CLINICIAN - Dr. ALLIE BAIER
Allie Baier is a Doctor of Physical Therapy trained as a movement specialist; skilled at watching all types of movement, from daily life to recreational athletes. Growing up in Milwaukee, long before becoming a Physical Therapist, Allie developed partnerships with horses as a rider herself. She combines two passions into one experience for equestrians looking to gain a new perspective on their own athleticism. Integrating physical therapy assessment with riding makes an impact that opens up your awarness of details rarely addressed in traditional instruction.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Each private 1-hour lesson includes:
-with a detailed musculoskeletal screen of the rider’s natural posture and movement patterns off the horse;
-assessment of saddle fit and horse movement symmetry;
-photo and video analysis for rich visual learning in sesson;
-digital copies of photo and video report available (+$50 additional cost)
-watch other mounted sessions
Gaited Rider Member (FVDET, AERC, UMECRA, DRAW, MDDA, or FOSH): $175
Gaited Rider Non-Member: $200
Auditors: $25 to observe mounted sessions only
Lunch: potluck style - bring a dish to pass
Stabling: includes trailer parking, stall/pen, water and buckets; BYO horse feed
Clinic size limited to ensure adequate hands-on and individualized instruction for each rider's goals and each horse's unique gaits. First choice rider preference reserved for actively competing distance equestrians and aspiring distance equestrians; additional spots will be opened to the public if available. Advance payment in full required; no refunds unless your spot can be backfilled from waitlist. Organizer will contact you directly to arrange for your payment option in advance (by check, PayPal, or Venmo).