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Clinic Schedule - Spring 2024

With regular stops in the US, Canada and Europe, Dave could be coming your way soon! 

April 3,4 - - - Walpole, MA

April 6,7 - - - Moravia, NY (Sorry all riding spots are taken, possible to audit.)

April 13, 14 - - - Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (Sorry all riding spots are taken, possible to audit.)

April 20, 21 - - - Boyce, Virginia

May 25,26 - - - Walpole, MA

June 14 15,16- - - Stavanger, NOR  

June 21,22,23 - - - Warendorf, GER

RIDE:

Imagine if you could get a dressage or jumping lesson from a very accomplished rider (dressage, show jumping and  eventing) that is also one of the world's leading equestrian biomechanics experts?

With three decades of experience, Dave is available to make that dream come true! Dave is a Level III (Trainer A) with the German Equestrian Federation, F.N. (Dressage, Jumping and Eventing). He completed this high level education in 2007, finishing best in class, and received a rarely seen almost perfect score for his classical¬†and pedagogical teaching. Dave is also a fully certified Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioner¬ģ.

 ~Sample lessons~

VIDEO 1

Canter seat training, Norway

https://www.davethindmethod.com/blog/canter-seat-training

VIDEO 2

Instant Back Pain Relief from Herniated Disc and Piaffe Training, Norway

https://www.davethindmethod.com/blog/picture-yourself-being-a-better-rider

 VIDEO 3

Jumping lesson, Jr Rider moving towards GP, Norway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C_Alhw9PYs&t=621s

VIDEO 4: En Francais 

S√ČANCE PRATIQUE DE FELDENKRAIS AVEC DAVE THIND

 


 

AUDIT:

Registered auditors are encouraged to attend and ask questions as they watch the process of improved performance using Dave‚Äôs system. The day starts with an interactive¬†unmounted Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement ¬ģ lesson, and then auditors can watch these same concepts used during the riding lessons.¬†


 

FUN AND UNIQUE LEARNING! Whether you ride or audit... 

In addition to his expertise, Dave is well known for his energetic, positive, articulate, and thought provoking yet simple teaching style. "It doesn't have to be difficult."

Something relatively unknown to the general public is that the Feldenkrais Method is very much about how humans learn best, radiating towards what is comfortable and pleasant... our horses too!

Expect to learn in a whole new, rapid and effective way!


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ORGANIZERS: Choose the Format That Works Best For Your Group 

From Training through International Grand Prix Dressage or Jumping, Dave focuses on good basics while always taking an individual approach for each horse-rider team. Dave strictly adheres to the principles of the German classical training scale and short-cuts are not taken for the sake of short-lived success. Dave has the gift to impart knowledge to riders of all levels.

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Structure

OPTION 1: Most Popular! A typical two-day clinic would consist of 8 X 45-minute private sessions per day. Each day starts with a 1 hr, group unmounted Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement  class.  Followed by traditional dressage lessons. Dave will not ride during 2 day clinics. 

Limited additional privates for Feldenkrais Functional Integration are available (see bottom of page). 

3-day clinics are the same, yet feature an additional 1 hour lecture. For example, Training Scale Usage, Equine Biomechanics, or the subject of your choice. Also different from a two-day, Dave can ride up to 3 advanced horses on the third day. Day one he will observe/coach, day two he will introduce himself to each horse through hands on work, he will quickly consider saddle fit, and day three he will ride. 

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OPTION 2: Symposium. Here the clinic is geared towards the audience. The preselected riders are demo riders and will experience unmounted work with Dave remotely prior to the clinic. The audience will experience interactive learning including demos, seated unmounted classes to improve a variety of riding problems and also powerpoint presentations on biomechanics. Dave can also do a demo ride. 

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OPTION 3: Remote Mini Clinic. Perfect for GMOs, colleges or off season barn activity!

Unique DTM classes to improve riding, without riding!. An opportunity to learn together with your whole group, yet log in from home. 

These workshops are given live via Zoom.

An opportunity for a meaningful mini-clinic / gathering for your group!

The workshops can be as short as 1.5 hours. 

Students have the opportunity to purchase further classes (recordings) - proven courses and even a full program, all proven to work wonders for riders' seats, pain relief, confidence levels etc!

 

OPTION 4: Mini clinics, driving distance only. These clinics are only available within a 120 mile radius and can be one-day clinics instead of the normal 2+. Half day clinics are considered, and must be within a 50 mile radius.

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Add ons or options:

Individual Feldenkrais Functional Integration¬ģ (Massage table required), Equipe and Passier Saddle fitting, Sprenger bit fitting, public appearances and special presentations, DTM work with horses and in hand-work. Please note that Dave will not provide opinions on a horse or saddle you are considering to purchase during clinics - this is a separate service.

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In addition to mounted lessons, as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®, Dave can work with riders & horses (this is not a "treatment", but a movement lesson).