Deborah Criddle who won a gold and two silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympics has been having Alexander Technique lessons as part of her training schedule. In an interview after the Paralympics she stated:
“For the last year I have been having regular weekly Alexander Technique lessons both on the ground and on a mechanical horse. It has proven so beneficial that I shall continue with them for the foreseeable future.”
Two colleagues, Claire Rennie and Kamal Thapen, and I are running a workshop for horse riders on Saturday 2 March 2013 in central London. We’re using static saddles so that riders can experiment with their posture and seat without the horse taking this as a signal to gallop off!