Rider Education: Asymmetry - Causes and Solutions

Introduction to the course

This package is a series of 6 videos delivered by Andy Thomas, explaining rider asymmetry and offering 3 corrective exercise solutions.

In this presentation Andy discusses:

  • - The Asymmetry Triad
  • - The common asymmetry faults
  • - Pain in riders
  • - Common riding problems
  • - Basic rider biomechanics
  • - The importance of activation exercises

Andy presents in a clear and practical style, providing uncomplicated but effective solutions to common rider dysfunctions. 

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Andy has developed and refined the Testt process during his 15 years working within elite equestrian sport. He brought with him a background of working in elite high performance, athlete education, and practitioner education, and of course his own experience as a competitive rider.
Pushing forward with training programmes that created stronger and fitter riders, he started to notice re-occurring patterns of movement and in particular "asymmetries", that held back both the rider and the horse. The understanding that the specialist demands of specific sports can create overload, overuse, dominance, weakness and imbalance is well-established in performance and rehab... but the practical application of this knowledge was lacking in the equestrian world. 
He set about testing, trialling, researching and re-evaluating. He applied this developing methodology to both the elite and novice riders he worked with, and still works with. Over time he refined this into a "system" that could provide continuity and reliability for his own work, and for other practitioners, coaches and riders. With his background in education the natural next step was to produce resources, then to lecture, then to present workshops and CPD courses with the Testt Process at their heart. He has gone on to present internationally and become one of the most well-established and respected lecturers in this field.

Whose Learning Experience?

All riders from all disciplines and at all levels.

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01. Introduction

Welcome, we meet Andy Thomas developer of Testt and our course educator.

02. Asymmetry Terminology

We commonly see different types of asymmetry on a horse, they can be differentiated.

03. Common Rider Problems

The explanation of basic biomechanics of riding explains why we experience specific difficulties when trying to deliver the correct aide at the correct time.

04. Rider Clam Shell

An open chain activation exercise.

05. Sitting Serpentine

An exercise to improve the effectiveness of the riders seat.

06. Rider Lateral Push in Standing

A closed chain activation exercise.

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