Practicing Equestrian Tai Chi….
Promotes suppleness and flexibility in your body.
It improves posture.
It improves balance.
Helps to make us aware of and correct one sidedness.
Helps to develop security and stability in the saddle.
Helps you to feel energy moving in your body which in turn leads to more awareness of movements in the horses body.
Helps you to be soft and go with the motion of the horse.
Helps you to be ready for and to have anticipated the movements of the horse.
Helps develop feel.
Builds intimacy and trust between you and your horse.
Helps with lack of confidence, fear and anxiety.
Eases the pain in muscles that ache after hard yard work.
Helps relieve pain from old injuries.
As well as all of this – many horses seem to find it stimulating and interesting.
Equestrian Tai Chi is helpful in balancing the emotions, relaxing the body and calming the mind.
Practising Equestrian Tai Chi is a very enjoyable way to spend time with your horse. Most horses really appreciate this time out that you spend with them, with nothing to accomplish except learning to relax, breathe easily and to mutually benefit from the pleasure of each other’s company. Regular practice of the Equestrian Tai Chi Form can help you and your horse to connect and to reach a place of tranquillity and stillness together.
This leads to having a more intimate and trusting relationship, helping you both to feel secure and safe in each other’s company. In times of stress and anxiety, this established place of stillness can be returned to time and time again, allowing you both to reconnect with balance and harmony.
Equestrian Tai Chi can be practised and enjoyed by riders from all disciplines. People from any age group, any level of riding ability and people with sensory and physical disabilities can practise Equestrian Tai Chi.