Sun, 25 Feb | Shortcombe Barn Cottages

Ride Simulator Training Day

Esther Groen will be bringing her brilliant ride simulator SIM to Wessex for a training day
Registration is Closed
Ride Simulator Training Day

Time & Location

25 Feb 2018, 10:00 – 13:30
Shortcombe Barn Cottages, West Harptree, Bristol BS40, UK

About The Event

Esther is a Dutch international endurance rider and a qualified AI (BHS) instructor over 25 years teaching experience.

Cost is £30 and will include an introduction and a half hour session on the simulator with feedback from Esther.

If you are interested please contact Amanda to reserve a place / 07917678524

SIM is a real life riding SIMulator. It is not electronically operated or computer programmed like some fancy simulators, but is astonishingly effective in its simplicity. It is the only one in the UK so it is quite unique!

It is designed to start to follow the movement the rider has initiated, and after that the movement is only maintained if the rider can adapt and absorb. As riders we like to lock one or more joints to make an anchor to brace ourselves for the motion of the horse. Doing this we lose the ability to really follow the horse and we therefor make it harder for the horse to work properly.

SIM will show you when you are against the movement, when you are behind the movement or even when you are too far forward or sideways. And as SIM is not "programmed" to adapt to you as your horse has taught itself it will give it to you straight. But the good thing is that he will also immediately respond when you do it right!

If we have enough interest we may be able a second session in the afternoon.

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