Welcome to Naturally Classical
WELCOME to my web site and also to CLUB NATURALLY CLASSICAL
CLUB NATURALLY CLASSICAL - Transform your relationship with your horse – through breath-heart-energy awareness within a programme of Classical Training.
Each Month a NEW SERIES of TRAINING VIDEOS supported by a WIDE SELECTION OF ARTICLES.
This is YOUR club - where I will share our horses and training to help you understand more about "Breath Heart Energy" and its convincing power to transform within Classical Training as it was revealed to me by my iconic Spanish stallion DELFIN.
From the ground this depth of awareness offers herd language communication between human and horse. For the rider it offers more synchrony in balance and movement with the ability to teach the horse to listen and harmonize with your breathing, without the need more strong aids!
No gadgets, only more relaxed and empathic riding, built upon a true foundation of mutual love fun and trust.
YOU ARE SO WELCOME TO JOIN US HERE...
Why Naturally Classical?
‘From childhood I have been passionate about horses and I would quietly sit amongst the herds of native ponies for hour upon hour.
Over time I became more serious about dressage training- yes that was the word ‘SERIOUS’ but I was beginning to feel disconnected from the joy and fun I felt as a child amongst the ponies I loved.
I then became inspired by the Classical teaching in Lisbon so I travelled with my stallions Delfin and Maestu to work with both the
Chief instructor of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, Antonio Borba Monteiro and Classical Maestre Luis Valenca Rodrigues,
Here I saw the spirit of dance as I began to learn the significance of each exercise. This was not about progressing through dressage levels of competition but to help each individual horse to become more athletic balanced and supple and joyous within their movements. Yes this was ‘dance’ and I wanted it for myself.
These were huge discoveries and revelations offered to me from my Spanish stallion DELFIN as my conventional aids seemed to fuel his tension. This was about to change dramatically one day when he totally ignored my aids, his head and tail were air born and his mind too! Mares were galloping around a nearby field!
Then I sighed deeply – totally frustrated – then he took a deep exhale.
Then I breathed deeply out and he walked forwards- after a couple minutes being blown away by his response I dismounted. He was listening at last and this would be the best I could achieve on this day.
Much is now recorded within my books and Training videos but this was a light bulb moment for me. Delfin was to become my soul friend and equine professor.
WE are all give off energy and our breathing will influence this – whether coherent or chaotic.
Horses feel secure when they connect with our coherence energy often becoming the most potent realisation for us whether in or out of the saddle.
This energy is the natural herd language, which is so often overlooked!
I have written three books as my own journey progresses, entitled ’ Ride From the Heart’ followed by 'Breathe Life Into Your Riding' and now my NEW book to form a TRILOGY, 'The Spiritual Path for the Classical Rider'.
My students have travelled from all over the world to meet with my stallions and feel the connection of breath-heart-energy.
We now live in Dorset near Dorchester and for the first time I will be able to travel to offer CLINICS and INDIVIDUAL TRAINING with you own horse.
I have gained a depth of understanding of herd language and I am committed to spreading the message of breath- heart-energy to help students through every stage of training to stay true to the natural language of the horse. This is the path for synchrony, harmony and a spiritual connection heart to heart and mind to mind
I can offer you support through:
- EXTENSIVE ONLINE VIDEO LIBRARY
- INDIVIDUAL TEACHING
- MY TRILOGY of BOOKS
- COACHING by VIDEO
- MY GENTIL BITLESS BRIDLE - to enhance more harmony with your horse
JOIN US IN CLUB NATURALLY CLASSICAL HERE...