Centaur Biomechanics - Rider Biomechanics

Become a better rider, improve your position and improve your performance with a Centaur Biomechanics 1 to 1 rider biomechanics session. These sessions are evidence based using state of the art technology. The session will focus on evaluating the horse and rider and then using specific exercises, improve the rider’s position and the horse’s way of going. Correct rider biomechanics (position) is essential to optimise the horse’s way of going and consequently, horse and rider performance. 

 

All biomechanics sessions are performed by Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire.  

  • Founder of Centaur Biomechanics 
  • Provider of biomechanical analysis to four National Federations, High Performance teams 
  • Published over thirty-five peer reviewed scientific papers on horse-saddle-rider interaction
  • Written almost 100 articles on horse and rider biomechanics
  • Featured on the BBC, FEI TV and Radio
  • BSc honours Degree in Equine and Human Sports Science and PhD in biomechanics (horse & rider)
  • Sought after presenter, presenting his research on horse, saddle and rider interaction all over the world
  • Equestrian coach and rider
  • Fully insured, First Aid and CRB checked

 

How does the Centaur Rider Biomechanics session work: 

For the Centaur Rider Biomechanics sessions, riders will be asked to wear a Visualise Training Jacket, at the same time markers will be placed on the horse and rider. Both the jackets and markers are used to quantify the rider’s position. Riders will then be asked to ride through a standardised exercise test at which point footage will be taken using our high-speed cameras. 

Following this, the various movements from the exercise test will be analysed and discussed with the rider whilst in the arena. Any movement asymmetries observed will be recorded on a user-friendly report which the riders can take home and share with their home team (coach. Physio, therapist etc.). 

Throughout the second part of the session, riders will go through a series of exercises addressing and improving any of the observed movement asymmetries. With the use of instant video feedback and coaching delivered biomechanical cues riders will improve their biomechanics which will have an influential effect on the horses way of going. Riders leave with a written feedback from detailing the sessions findings and exercises. 

These sessions are open to riders of all levels from riding club through to Olympic/Paralympic level. For new riders, riders will go through our standardised assessment and for returning riders sessions can be tailored to more complex movements, lateral work, half pass, pirouettes and jumping etc.

 

Rider Biomechanics Clinics:

Centaur Biomechanics Rider Biomechanics Clinic run throughout the UK, kindly hosted by multiple horse owners. Generally, the clinicals are open to all – please look at the dates page for clinic dates and locations. If you are interested in hosting a clinic please email sharon@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk for a clinic pack.

 

Rider Biomechanics Clinic

Date

Location

Contact

BHS - Rider Analysis Clinic
16 Feb '20 

Swinhoe Farm, RC, Northumberland

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Rider Analysis Clinic
18 Feb '20

Wonton under Edge, 

GL12 7PH

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Rider Analysis Clinic
19 Feb '20

tbc

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Rider Analysis Clinic
 20 Feb '20
Bradfield, Berkshire
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Rider Analysis Clinic
23 Feb '20
Kent
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Rider Analysis Clinic
29 Feb '20
Norwich, Norfolk
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Rider Analysis Clinic
19 Mar '20
Manor Farm, Teffont
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Rider Analysis Clinic
21 Mar '20
West Sussex
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Rider Analysis (Closed Clinic)
 22 Mar '20
Stonar School
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Rider Analysis Clinic
27 Mar '20
Merrist Wood
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Rider Analysis Clinic
 28 Mar '20
Kent
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Rider Analysis Clinic
4 April '20
 Stow on the Wold
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Rider Analysis Clinic
17-18 Apr '20
Fife, Scotland
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Rider Analysis Clinic
19 Apr '20
Kent
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Rider Analysis Clinic
23 Apr '20
Norton Livery
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Rider Analysis Clinic
25 Apr '20
Bradfield, Berkshire
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Rider Analysis Clinic
26 April '20
Wye Valley, Usk College
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Rider Analysis Clinic
27 Apr '20
TBA
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Rider Analysis Clinic
1-2 May 20
Richmond Equ Centre, 3 Valleys
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Rider Analysis Clinic
3 May '20
Kent
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Rider Analysis Clinic
6 May '20
Tilefield Equestrian
 
Rider Analysis Clinic
15 May '20

Wonton under Edge

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Rider Analysis Clinic
16 May '20

Pibwrlwyd College, Pibwrlwyd, Carmarthen

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Rider Analysis Clinic
17 May '20

Dorset

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Rider Analysis Clinic
20-22 May '20 

Denmark

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Rider Analysis Clinic
23-24 May '20

Chelmsford, Essex

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Rider Analysis Clinic
28 May '20

Northumberland College

 
Rider Analysis Clinic
30 May '20

Turvey, Bedfordshire

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Rider Analysis Clinic
31 May '20

Wye Valley, Usk College

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Rider Analysis Clinic
17 June '20

Norton Livery

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Rider Analysis Clinic
19 June '20

Wonton under Edge

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Rider Analysis Clinic
20 June '20

Aberystwyth

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Rider Analysis (CLOSED Clinic)
28 June '20

Stonar School

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Rider Analysis Clinic
4 July '20

Bradfield, Berkshire

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Rider Analysis Clinic
5 July '20

Kent

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Rider Analysis Clinic
22 July '20

Headley

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Rider Analysis Clinic
26 July '20

York

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Rider Analysis Clinic
2 Aug '20

Kent

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Rider Analysis Clinic
9 Aug '20

Wonton Under Edge

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Rider Analysis Clinic
20 Aug '20

Norton Livery 

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Rider Analysis Clinic
22 Aug '20

Stow

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Rider Analysis Clinic
2 Sept '20

Loop Farm Lytchett Matravers

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Rider Analysis Clinic
4 Oct '20

Kent

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Rider Analysis Clinic
11 Oct '20

York

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Rider Analysis Clinic
21 Oct '20

Norton Livery

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Rider Analysis Clinic
24 Oct '20

Beechwood Equ Centre

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Rider Analysis Clinic
30 Oct '20

Wonton under Edge

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Rider Analysis Clinic
29 Oct '20

Kent

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Rider Analysis Clinic
18 Nov '20

Manor Farm Teffont

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Rider Biomechanics Clinics  Date Venue 

Cost 

Excl VAT

To Book
Kent (Download Course Guide) 20th Feb Saddlesdane See Organiser info@centaurbiomechanics.co.uk

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