On 1 November 2018 the debut of "A Good Seat Moves" an online 5-week training course begins - sign up soon for $149 early bird pricing. This harmonious hybrid of the famous work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais combined with Dave's expert classical dressage and biomechanics background will elevate every level of rider's balance, body awareness and mental awareness of movement.
This exclusive online course is led by German certified Trainer-A, Dave Thind, who has developed this easily accessible, home study, online training to help riders improve their seat, feel and overall communication with their horses. Using his coined "Dave Thind Method (DTM)," participants practice isolated movements and body awareness exercises tailored to the dressage rider to hone their skills from the comfort of home.
"Feldenkrais said, 'To make the impossible possible, the possible easy, the easy beautiful' and this is what we aim to achieve for our participants," explained coach Dave Thind at his farm in Walpole, MA.
To kick-off the course, Dave will tackle the topic of perfecting the sitting trot with "A Good Seat Moves" where participants are taught unique seat and core exercises and are introduced to Moshe Feldenkrais' world-renowned work in movement re-education and neuroscience.
“I wanted my first DTM course to address the sitting trot because following and influencing the trot in a supple, aesthetically pleasing way with correct biomechanics is a skill that riders of all levels can improve upon,” commented Dave.
Four-time dressage Olympian, Cindy Ishoy, is excited about this new online course stating, "This method makes total sense. It is based on a solid foundation of German classical riding and uses innovative ideas from the field of neuromuscular programming. This is what makes Dave's work so great."
According to Dave, this method has achieved results from beginner to advanced riders alike as he uses this method daily at his dressage facility, Aspire Farm. He explains that once the rider is able to mentally and physically reprogram, they realize a newfound feeling and begin to move more harmoniously with their horses. He equates it to pressing the reset button thereby giving riders access to a new realm of possibilities.
“Because of improved body awareness and fluidity in movement patterns, body signals (aids) will become clearer yet more invisible. Riders will improve their feeling and sense of timing. Horses appreciate this!” continued Dave.
This course is a culmination of a lifetime of education spurred not only by Dave's passion for dressage but also a severe injury in 2001 rendering him unable to ride. Instead of giving up hope, Dave used his recovery time to learn how the horse and human bodies most efficiently move apart and in unison specifically how each develop fluid movement patterns. Dave not only returned to competitive riding but also obtained, with distinction, the title of Trainer-A, F.N. an FEI Level III Trainer while competing and living in Germany.
To enroll in ‘A Good Seat Moves’ starting November 1st please visit www.davethindmethod.com.