Claire Lilley Masterclasses

Our yard is small and friendly, so do come along!

Masterclasses

My Masterclasses give an insight to training that you can do at home, and you do not need a horse to attend! The afternoons are great fun and very informative. As well as getting involved on the ground, you will also see a mini-demo of the subjects covered and be able to ask loads of questions. Tea and biscuits provided!

Price £20 per person

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Email us or Phone: 01380 812483 or mobile 07710 420 357 for more details. If you would like a workshop for your Riding Club or yard, please contact us.

Lungeing and In-hand Masterclass

Subjects covered include;

How to improve your lungeing technique
Muscle development -How to know if your horse is working properly (explained in plain English!)
How to get started with in-hand work
Double-lungeing and long-reining
Gymnastic work – Lungeing over poles
Hands-on experience with my fabulous horses!

Classical Dressage Masterclass

Attention to detail will help you to get to grips with fine-tuning your position, which can really make a huge difference in your communication with your horse- developing a happy partnership, and improving you and your horse’s performance, following the Classical Principles of The Scales of Training:

Rhythm- Suppleness-Contact-Impulsion-Straightness-Collection.

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Subjects included:

Seat, leg and rein aids – how they work together

Effect on the horse of good/bad posture

Half-halts explained

Get the feel of correct Rein contact

Developing Confidence– a positive mental attitude!

Learn about how your position and aids influence:

  • Transitions
  • Bend and flexion
  • Forwardness
  • Collection
  • Lateral work- Shoulder-in, Half-pass, Travers, Renvers.
  • Flying changes
  • Piaffe
  • Passage

Know yourself, Know your horse Masterclass

Be safe with your horse! is your horse spooky? Do you get nervous at shows? Do you need more control when riding on the road? What does your horse think about you?

The workshop focuses on gaining a better understanding about the yourself and the horse, building a partnership, so you can trust each other in any situation.

Learn how to be safe around horses, whether handling or riding them in all situations- around the yard, in the school, hacking out, at a show or riding on the road.

Time will be spent on common issues that can turn horsemanship from a pleasurable experience into a nightmare! Being around horses can be an emotional experience- being with them can be beneficial both physically and psychologically. They can teach so much  about ourselves.

Understanding the Horse

  • Psychology of the horse – how horses think and react
  • The horse’s senses
  • The horse’s body language
  • Building a relationship with the horse
  • Ground based interaction with the horse.
  • Handling horses

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Understanding yourself

  • Develop self awareness
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Improve your concentration
  • Become more confident
  • Understand your body language
  • Fitness and posture

 

 

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This photo is from one of our popular Position and Aids un-mounted workshops for Chilworth Riding Club at their rally where Claire explains the benefits and effects of a correct seat and explain the aids. Here we are having a session on understanding the effect of the rein aids.

Workshops are held at;

Claire Lilley Training Centre
Little Copse Farm, Lower Woodrow, Forest Road, Melksham, Wilts SN12 7RB