In this episode I speak with Tanya Bevilacqua from Mindfully Mounted and Fit.
Tanya seems to have always been heading in the direction of body work for horses and humans as everything else she tried just didn’t work out how she had planned. It took Tanya to have a tumour removed from her head to finally follow up on the Alexander Technique. This has given her back her balance and she now teaches people and horses what she has learned.
I love this work as it is such a collaboration between horse and rider. It builds such a strong connection and partnership. She teaches people how to listen to their horse, the horse tells the rider where they need to change their posture or balance to then allow the horse to find better movement. This is an incredible form of body work created by a man in Australia all those years ago.
This work meets each person where they are at, it only goes as far as the body and mind are willing. It is gentle and intuitive and goes to the root of the issue. It gives the body suggestions of how to do things differently. It’s amazing work and I am looking forward to finding someone in my local area to teach me!
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as i did. i found it all very fascinating and I hope this technique grows in popularity in the horse world so more of us can have this deep connection and collaboration with our horse.
Chris Burton is undoubtedly one of our country’s best riders and athletes of modern times, representing Australia at the 2010 and 2014 World Equestrian Games, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he won a Bronze medal with the team on his striking young horse Santano II.
Chris is doing a masterclass at EQUITANA and hopes he can make the sessions focussed on training the light aids and building harmony between horse and rider.
This is a ticketed event. To get your tickets to this once in a lifetime opportunity go to www.equitana.com.au I hope to see you there. Make sure you say hi if you see me.