Hannah Biggs at Sparrow Oast
An article published in the Out and About’s Training and Trainers series last weekend introduced international Grand Prix rider Hannah Biggs to those South-East riders who may not yet have met her. She is now visiting Kent every few weeks to train clinics at various venues. She has kindly agreed to join forces with her Kent-based friend Nicola Bell in offering a special training session free of charge to one of the online magazine’s Christmas Present prize draw winners.

Hannah and Nicola are both enthusiasts on the subject of the rider’s seat and they know how even minor adjustments can affect a horse’s way of going. Perfecting and maintaining an effective seat is a life-long journey. Incidents like injury or a fall, for example, can introduce both physical and psychological problems affecting the seat — and the more a rider moves up the dressage levels the more important it becomes to refine use of their seat.

While Hannah trains people on their own horses, Nicola has in her Sparrow Oast yard, near Headcorn, a horse simulator, known as Hoggy. Hoggy enables Nicola to help riders focus on seat corrections without the complications of controlling an unpredictable animal working in the real-life environment.

The image above shows Hannah with one of her young pupils, Scarlet Scott who is based in Jason Webb’s equestrian facilities near Goudhurst. Training Scarlet on Bunny that day her lesson was a mixture of seat corrections, positive mindset coaching and riding technique.

Read more and Subscribe here

Show reports

Loading

Dressage results

Cobham Manor Events, Kent, 14 October

Prelim 17A Q (J Wood) Silver 1, Mars Darwin (S Gadd) 71.21 2, Still Learning (S Gadd) 66.21 3, Miss Money Penny (H Staples) 62.76 Bronze 1= Jan (T Marsh) & Evita (J Kennerly) 68.62 3, Classictop Conviction (R M Froud) 63.79...

Loading

Dressage Update

Latest

Training & Trainers

Latest

Test Analyses

Latest

Health & Fitness

Latest

Have you read?

Latest

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This