Rider Performance Sessions

Rider performance assessment, Non ridden


These sessions are conducted in our Rider performance clinic.

The session will begin with a discussion regarding current problem areas both ridden and non ridden and highlight any areas of pain. You will then undergo a detailed Physiotherapy assessment, looking at all areas which might be impacting on your function. This includes balance, core strength, pelvic isolation, range of movement, muscle strength and soft tissue lengths. The sessions also include assessment using our Harmony Pressure mat system on the static horse. The aim of this is to assess pressure distribution of the rider during different movements. It provides instant feedback to a screen which can then be used as a training tool to correct any asymmetries or abnormalities.

After the session riders will receive an individualised report of the findings from the session as well as a home exercise programme to work on, to target any problems identified.


DURATION:            45 Minutes

LOCATION:            Rider Performance studio, Thornton House Farm

Clinics can be arranged off site with a minimum of 3 participants, please contact us for more information on prices



Rider Performance assessment session, Ridden


Conducted on your own horse. They follow the same format as above but with a full ridden analysis session beforehand.


The ridden assessment includes use of the EStride Harmony Pressure system. The pad sits inside a saddle cloth and has 920 sensors points which give an accurate distribution of force of the saddle on horses’ back. The Real-time record mode allows data to be captured when the horse is ridden, this can be used later to analyse the effects of various transitions at various gaits. Data is captured at a 200-millisecond frequency. 

You will receive a full report following the session including photographs, and email link to your Harmony pressure data, personalised home exercise programme and ridden recommendations

DURATION:   75min

LOCATION:  Thornton House Farm only at present