A public lecture/demonstration is a thorough presentation tailored to the needs of a group in which theoretical information is supported by activities. Some audience participation may occur to aid in the understanding of a subject which involves the feeling senses.
Techniques right and wrong are also demonstrated for the audience either by Richard or by selected participants.
- The German Training Scale �Implications for the Rider'
- Dressage is like the Tango
- Dressage explained to non-riders
- A Historical perspective on Dressage
- Dressage Technique - Do with your own body what you would like your horse to do.
- Training - Make a little bit from you mean a lot to your horse.
- Communication Rider to Horse/Horse to Rider
- Alexander Technique Dressage Training for the Rider
- Dressage/Alexander Technique Classical Principals/Classical Parallels
Richard's Lecture/Demonstrations are highly entertaining and educational. They aim to bring a heightened awareness of the subject by combining theory with sensory and informed visual experiences.
- Equestrian Clubs
- Equestrian Institutions
- Agricultural Shows
- Seminars and large events.
- Sporting Clubs
- Groups interested in communication skills or public speaking skills
- General interest Clubs such as Rotary, Probus, Lions etc.
Lecture/Demonstrations are specifically designed to meet the needs of the group.
A typical example:-
The German Training Scale �Implications for the Rider'
|10.00 � 11.00
||Lecture outlining the features of coordination described in the German Training Scale and how each feature can be influenced by the rider.
|11.00 - 11.30
||Six demonstration riders come into the arena together and take their own line. The audience assesses the riders according to special guidelines relating to balance and co-ordination. Four or five of the riders are selected for further scrutany. They come in sequence, one at a time.
|11.30 � 12.15
||Rider No1. Is guided to demonstrate balance and rhythm issues.
|12.15 - 1.00
|1.00 - 1.45
||Rider No.2 Is guided to demonstrate Suppleness and Lengthening issues.
|1.45 - 2.30
||Rider No.3 Is guided to demonstrate Impulsion issues.
|2.30 - 2.45
|2.45 - 3.30
|| Rider No.4 Is guided to demonstrate straightness and collection issues.
|3.30 - 4.00
||Discussion/Question and Answer time.
NB times are approximate. Each rider is ready to come in as the previous rider finishes.
- An indoor arena with adequate seating and lighting.
- Radio lapel microphone.
- Moveable Mounting block or suitable stool for standing on.
- Two bath towels.
- A spare dressage saddle.
Variations on this format and theme have been presented for the German, Dutch, Australian, and New Zealand Equestrian Federations and at many major international events.