I’ve been taking Feldenkrais lessons for many years. They are the best riding lessons I ever had. My Feldenkrais practicioner is not a rider but she is an absolute expert in movements. And it doesn’t matter if the movement is related to riding or dancing or playing an instrument or even if it is performed by a human or an equine.
This last year, the progress in Feldenkrais really starts to show in my riding, and I am slowly beginning to ask more questions to my horse during the ride. What happens if I breathe inside my right upper chest? What happens if I breathe into my left seat bone. What happens if I stop breathing for a second? It is most amazing what huge effect a tiny little change in my body has on the horse. [...]