The Pilates Advantage

Franklin Method® for Equestrians

IF YOU WANT TO HELP YOUR HORSE CHANGE, START BY CHANGING YOURSELF. 

“If I am more flexible, then my horse can move better, too!”

 

The Franklin Method® uses imagery and methodological approaches to safe, functional posture — the root of dynamic alignment. Eric Franklin worked directly with Eckart Meyners and riding instructor, Sibylle Wiemer to develop this program for riders.

Why work with Equestrians?

With practice of the Franklin Method®, equestrians become more aware of not only their own movement, but also the movement of their horse. Consequently, the connection between horse and rider becomes more clear and precise.

But why train with imagery?

The greatest tool that we have to use is the power of our mind. The Franklin Method® systematically teaches you how to gain control of your thinking. Your mind is always available for you to use in any moment. It is the quickest and easiest way to affect your body and movement.

Using imagery directs your attention and creates a clear focus.

In the Franklin Method®, you are also effectively embodying the functional relationship between bones, joints, muscles, fascia and organs.

When you embody something it means that you have a physical experience or insight around it.

As you create more anatomically correct embodiment, your movement quality will improve.

With more coordinated movement you’ll experience improved strength, flexibility and posture naturally in your riding.

If you are able to produce more efficient and coordinated movement, your horse will be able to do the same. The result of this is a rider and horse that look balanced easeful in their movement.

 


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