A GOOD SEAT MOVES
DTM's Online Program
Learn at your own pace
Seat Training Course
A home study program
endorsed by German Master,
Christoph Hess, US Team rider Charlotte Jorst and many other top professionals!
As seen in Dressage Today, Eurodressage.com, USDF Connections, Hest.no, Hestsport.no and more!
Start your learning and transformation today!
Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home. Feel results on your next ride! "A Good Seat Moves" is a gentle, effective complement to your riding, training and fitness program. Appropriate for all levels.
Your purchase includes:
UNLIMITED LIFETIME use of course material
Direct access to Dave via email for 10 weeks
Private Facebook Group for Students
Access to all other Advanced DTM courses that require taking this course, or an Intro Series
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, Try Module 1 for 3 days and if it isn't for you, receive a credit for the balance
Unlock your Hip Joints and Swing With Your Back
Filter and Redirect Your Horse's Movement
Fine Tune Turning Aids For Bending Lines and Lateral Work
A long Supple Spine & Supple Neck
Posture, Emotions and Finding Uprightness from Within
BONUS: Lesson 2 from the DTM Improve Your Riding From Home Series (Intro Series)
"Feeling, coordination and athleticism can be taught!
Every rider has the potential for a harmonious, balanced seat!"
-- Dave Thind
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
As a DTM Student
You'll practice easy to do, isolated movements and body awareness exercises that correlate to rider skills.
You'll learn to
✅Sit the trot like you've always wanted to!
✅Achieve a more beautiful, deep, supple and effective seat.
✅Release tension that blocks you and your horse
✅Free yourself of compensation patterns, stiffness, crookedness and postural misconceptions that we pick up throughout our lives. Keep the functional patterns that work and reboot the rest!
You'll feel the difference in your horse
✅ Unleash your horse’s scope and full potential
✅ Break through performance barriers
✅ Address pain through improved biomechanics
✅ Reduce anxiety and inhibit the sympathetic nervous system (flight/fight/freeze).
You'll feel the difference in yourself!
✅ Improve your level of comfort on and off your horse
✅ Put an end to the cycle of limiting soreness, pain or 'fitness issues'
✅ Improve your internal dialogue
✅ An improved relationship with your horse. Your newfound skeletal mobility, free way of moving and thinking plus ideal skeletal organization will make your horse grateful!
✅ A wiser more grounded you. You will learn to see errors not only as learning opportunities, but as movement variations and options. No more right vs wrong or the tension that comes from this.
✅ Rewire connections within your body to become a better you!
German Master Christoph Hess, who is retired from his long-held position as Head of Education and Training at the German Equestrian Federation F.N., says of training horses, “The most important part of the training of a horse is the training of the rider's position. No rider is able to train a horse properly when they have not trained their seat. The rider has to learn to find the right position in the saddle; balanced and relaxed - and to be honest this is very difficult.”
"Dave is an expert on schooling riders. He is brilliant in teaching the correct rider’s position in a friendly and positive way and his students have good positions in the saddle - he himself also! I suggest that many of us should use the opportunity to train with Dave. Dave‘s training will make you happy and especially your horses happy. A smooth sitting rider who is swinging into the horses’ movements is a horseman/horsewoman. This is important for the welfare of the horse. The better the rider’s position the happier the horse - and Dave helps his clients achieve good positions,” continued Hess who is a current F.N. Educational Ambassador.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING
"Hello Dave, I feel so fortunate to have signed up for your online seat training course. I went through all of week one exercises twice, and am feeling less back and hip pain, and yesterday I did most of my trot work in sitting trot--following my horse much more instead of against him! My trainer is very impressed with what is happening to my body! Not only can I follow my horse better, I'm straighter! I have a history of collapsing to the right and this has almost magically disappeared, my trainer confirmed it. My horse of course feels lighter, more engaged from behind, I can ride him more forward but maintain balance and I'm finding self carriage. I just went through the first lesson for the second week, and feel amazing. So much taller, aligned, self-aware. I can't wait until my riding lesson tomorrow.... I have to say that I normally get off from riding feeling a bit sore in the hips, but not these last rides. In fact, I feel great, almost felt like dancing after jumping off! Even taking a stroll in the grocery store after riding, I realized how comfortable I actually am. I've never considered myself someone with good proprioception. But, not only do I now feel my body better while riding (even while listening to the demands of my trainer from my earpiece), I find myself noticing how things in daily life. For example, how I shift weight etc. while lifting my arm to brush my teeth. I've lived in this body for 64-years and never before have I truly inhabited it like I am doing now. It's unbelievable how much change is occurring, I'm not exactly sure the science behind it, but I don't care:-)I have ridden most of my life, and now I have a 9 year old Hanoverian gelding that I bought and imported in June 2017. My goal is to eventually get my bronze medal, so mastering sitting his trot is very high on my list! I have been riding dressage for approximately 12 years. I very much look look forward to continue my learning with the help of your online course. Thank you so much for making your lessons available to us. You are an incredible instructor." -- Lesley Armstrong, IL, USA
"Dave, Thanks for doing this class, I’m greatly enjoying the experience. Today was an exciting day. I mean, wind blowing, rain and cold. My horse had a low startle threshold. Had a nice ride. Complimenting myself on how well I rode then asking myself why? OMG!! It’s Dave's course! Only week one and already improved." --- Barbara Noble, WA, USA
"Really felt a difference in the fluidity in my pelvis afterwards. Thanks!" -- Wendy Waegell, MA, USA
"The lessons do seem to be helping! I didn't realize just how tight my lower back and pelvic area has gotten. Also my sciatica was starting to flare up, which usually gets pretty unbearable and lasts a week or two, but this time it didn't progress as usual, and went away on its own with no muscle relaxers or steroids, which I can only assume is because of the lesson, so I'm pretty excited about that!" -- Jen Wilson, MA, USA (severe injury after a horse fell on her in an Advanced event, breaking her pelvis among other things).
"This is so useful, both for the body and the riding. I like especially like that there is a clear focus on how this helps our feeling of sitting in the saddle. I also like the scanning of the body - very awareness raising :-) I had to be careful this first time - my body is stiff like a crowbar :-) But I feel this training can make me smoother in and out of the saddle :-)
And your voice is so calming :-) Thank you!" --- Astrid Lien, NORWAY
SO WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE SO EFFECTIVE?
This hybrid of the Feldenkrais Method® combined with Dave's expert classical dressage and biomechanics background, will elevate the rider's balance, body awareness, symmetry, suppleness, possible pain relief and mental awareness of movement. Many riders report improving their SENSE OF FEEL AND TIMING.
This exclusive online course was developed by German certified Trainer-A, Dave Thind, a pioneer of distance and online training, to help riders improve their seat, feel and overall communication with their horses. Dave teaches clinics in his method, the "Dave Thind Method (DTM)," across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Thanks to today's technology, from the comfort of home, anyone can easily learn.
Dave is also a Feldenkrais® Practitioner which means he is authorized to teach Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons and Feldenkrais Functional Integration®. Dr. Feldenkrais famously said that his method was designed, "To make the impossible possible, the possible easy, the easy beautiful," and this is what Dave Thind aims to achieve in his work with riders who study DTM.