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Course 1: Groundwork – Basic Strength Training for Horses
Working from the ground is perfect to establish good communication and a strong relationship with your horse – which of course, is a great basis for achieving optimal performance.
What you will learn in this course:
🥕In this course, experienced trainer, Alja Kisilak from Slovenia, gives you a set of very powerful groundwork exercises that she has practiced, tried and tested over 20 years as a professional. These techniques have significantly helped hundreds of horses toward better core strength, balance and performance.
🥕You will not only learn how to do the exercise, but also the reasons behind why each exercise is good for horses from a biomechanical perspective.
🥕You will also learn how to prepare for each training session with your horse and benefit from Alja’s many years of professional experience, so you can avoid common pitfalls in performing each exercise.
You will have access to download several resources including: posters, planning sheets, flashcards and the support and resources you need to help you integrate these exercises into your regular training sessions.
Alja has put her heart and soul into creating this course because of her unwavering passion for learning and teaching, and her deep desire to bring out the best in the horse and the rider – making the experience fun for both. We are sure you will love this course!
Equitopia courses are easy to navigate and designed to inspire genuine horse people to be (even) better!
Course 2: Basic Equine Bodywork for Horse Owners
Groundbreaking Course for Horse Owners, Riders and Trainers
What you will learn in this course:
🥕An understanding of bodywork and how it can help your horse.
🥕Knowledge of how typical issues in the horse’s body are connected to its biomechanics
🥕The ability to describe the symptoms of tension in each section of the body.
🥕 A number of simple techniques that you can use between visits from a professional bodyworker.
Throughout the course, as you go through the videos, quizzes, and exercises, you will have access to download several resources including posters and checklists.
This course is divided into 5 parts. By the end of the 5 modules you will have greater knowledge and more skills. You will be able to do all of the following:
Webinar recording: Maintaining fitness and building topline: a case study of a senior horse
Be inspired by this case study describing how trainer Alja Kisilak and bodyworker Katja Porenta set a beautiful senior mare called Nancy, back on the path of fitness and vitality.
Read below some comments of people who watched this webinar recording.
– Fantastic webinar. I thought the two presenters worked seamlessly together to give a very polished presentation and Q&A session. I loved their approach to their work (I would do as I try to have a similar way of being with my horse anyway) and thought they explained it well. So refreshing to see people who don’t ‘write off’ horses.
– The insights given in this webinar reinforce the thinking approach to owning/training a horse. The biomechanical aspects plus understanding the mental state of the horse benefits the human/horse ease of communication leading to mutual relaxation and pleasure in being together.
-I really enjoyed this webinar. The case studies provided impressive before and after photographs and videos to show the benefits of the program. Exercises were clearly explained and illustrated. It was inspiring, and I plan to use some of the exercises for my 24 year old schoolmaster as well as a younger horse I am rehabbing. Thank you very much.
Some things people say about Equitopia courses and webinars:
‘Fabulous insights and information’.
Equitopia makes me feel like there’s other people out there that actually work on themselves to improve their relationship with their horse instead of blaming the horse when things don’t go as planned. Thank you Equitopia for opening up a new world” . R. Mitchell USA
“Equitopia brings together people from all disciplines and professions to share knowledge, skills and experience.” J. Henderson, United Kingdom
‘The variety of courses provided and the level of the content covered makes it accessible for horse owners with any level of experience’.