FIND BALANCE WITH HORSE & RIDER BIOMECHANICS
Helping horses and riders use their bodies better through effective biomechanics.
Learn to influence your horse through the power of your body. Become stable, effective, and subtle.
Rider biomechanics training opens the door to the unconscious skills of elite riders and makes them accessible to the rest of us. It trains the rider to be aware of the inherent patterns of their body and provides the tools to change them to make profoundly influential connections with their horse. Rider biomechanics training improves communication between human and horse regardless of discipline.
Horses are subject to the laws of physics just like their human counterparts.
Straigtness training in hand, in long lines, and under saddle can correct the naturally occuring asymmetries of your horse to improve:
quality and symmetry of gaits
It can also help prevent:
soft tissue damage
excessive wear and tear
In hand training for young horses
Development of green horses
Rider Coach & Horse Trainer
Cerice Berndsen is second generation professional horsewoman, passionate about expanding and sharing both knowledge and skill. She is dedicated to horsemanship as a sport, art form, and way of life. Committed to understanding and supporting the ways both human and horse can truly work together, she helps her students to achieve partnership with their horses through focused, clear communication.
Cerice is a professional trainer and riding coach, versed in many disciplines, but focusing on human/horse dynamics and biomechanics. She is a student of rider biomechanics under Mary Wanless, the founder of the Ride With Your Mind approach, but is not yet accredited (working towards accreditation in 2018).
Western riding, youth-2007
Competitive Draft Horse Driving, singles and pairs; non-competitive 4 &6 horse hitch, 4 abreast. 1991-2001
Volunteer, Special Olympics World Games, Old Lyme, CT 1995
Carriage horses/curator of historic carriage museum 2005-2012
Icelandic Horses 2008-2015
Dressage 1998- present
Biomechanics 2013- present