Susanne von Dietze, author of the bestselling book and DVD BALANCE IN MOVEMENT and most recently the book RIDER & HORSE BACK TO BACK and two new follow-up DVDs, is a featured education presenter at the 2011 Adequan/USDF National Convention & Symposium, November 30th through December 4th, in San Diego, California.
Von Dietze describes her session, entitled “Analyzing the Seat of the Rider,” as follows:
“Every rider has his own unique individual conformation and his own way of moving. A correct, balanced and supple seat is the base of effective rider’s aids. To be able to sit correct, the rider needs to balance on top of a moving horse with the least effort. Learning to ride therefore contains many balance reflexes and automatic reactions of the body. Analyzing the rider’s seat is an important tool to understand how a rider can use and train his abilities, how he can find causes for difficulties, ways to correct them, and improve his communication with his horse. In this presentation I want to show ways of how to analyze the rider’s seat by using the criteria rhythm, balance, and suppleness.”
Prior to the Convention & Symposium, von Dietze is giving a clinic at the Middle Ranch in Lake View Terrace, California (November 28-29), and following the Convention & Symposium she has clinics in Chicago (December 8-9) and Springfield, Illinois (December 10-11).