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Leonardo: Best Decision for my Health and Riding!
"I’ve been riding for 10 years. Two years ago I had ankle surgery. After a long time recovering, I started riding but I was stiff, unbalanced and had a lot of back pain. It also undermined my confidence to ride and jump. In May 2018, I started in the program and back pain subsided immediately and as I continued the program my ankles became more flexible and I got my confidence back to jump bigger jumps. I’m more balanced and also my mindset has changed. I have my goals accomplished by end of 2018!!! Looking forward to 2019!!! Thank you so much1" ~ Leonardo Chaves, Hunter Jumper
Vickie:Riding Better Than Ever!
I was experiencing upper and lower back pain and extreme difficulty in sitting straight on a horse. Anna's Program has been most helpful for both problems, if I do the exercises my back does not hurt and I am becoming more and more able to sit straight in the saddle. I am riding better than ever, my instructor is thrilled with my prgress and this program has given me the physical confidence to jump off a horse like I did 40 years ago!!
Christine: Finally no pain while riding...or after!
I wanted to give Anna a big thanks today! I was experiencing pain while riding and in other daily activities. To my surprise, we have worked more on getting my legs to be straight before approaching my back. The change in my body is really noticeable. I never realized that I was basically standing on one leg all of the time. Anna told me that the leg that was working so hard deserved an award! In any case, last night I rode for an hour and was able to both ride without pain and have no pain or tightness the next day. I honestly can't remember the last time I had no pain during a ride or after!
Georgette: Finally back in the saddle!
When I started working with Anna I had multiple issues, not just lower back pain. I had a stroke 8 yrs ago (I can walk but not real smooth). Also I have scoliosis. Anna has helped enforce my belief that I can change for the better! Her personal encouragement definitely helps me through the tough times. When I started working with Anna I had sold my horse. Since then I have bought a new horse: "Charlie"! With Anna's help am improving myself physically & mentally to be a good rider again. With Anna's expertise, experience, & research background, I feel confident I have found the right person!
Bobbie: Finally back to riding with JOY!
Anna, It is a wonderful feeling to be able to ride my horses every week at a sale barn penning cattle. I have not been up to it for the past 5 years because it hurt too much & I couldn't get on & off my horse without help. My confidence has exploded with knowing I can ride the long hours & still keep myself in saddle!!! Every week I can do a little more & am loving how my horses are responding to me. Anna it's been forever since I felt that bond when riding. I was looking for the burn in my neck to attack so I didn't feel the horse under me. Now I'm feeling the horse & life is good again Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Changing me changed my horse!
Emmy was a challenge for the first several years I owned her. She was very spooky and reactive and what I call hyper-alert. A rearing issue developed two winters ago along with the spooking and I had some falls. Nothing broken, other than my confidence. I seriously contemplated selling her, thinking she just wasn’t the horse for me — an older person whose last horse had a bucking issue (and there were multiple broken bones from that one!). NOW Emmy is a much happier and straighter horse! My trainer tells me I’m in the center of the saddle, and I have that wonderful breathing leg that I so envied in other dressage rides. In other words, my legs can move independently for the most part, and independent of my hands! The most important thing to me is that my horse is so much happier and willing (and tries so very hard), and that I am not causing HER as much pain.
Pain no more...and a happy horse!
I broke 6 ribs a year ago and when I recovered I had a severe head tilt to the left. I also collapsed to the right. So my new horse wouldn’t turn right and didn’t pick up the left lead canter. Several months of therapy didn’t help. Anna’s program helped me regain correct alignment and banished my neck and back pain. I now ride in much better alignment and my horse turns well and picks up the left lead canter. I absolutely love this program! JC
30 years of pain ... gone!
At the beginning of this year I was on the verge of giving up riding it was too difficult - it was aggravating my back and hip and I could see that my horse Taggart was finding it difficult to do what I asked - I was worried I was going to injure him because I was crooked and unbalanced. So the thing that I had believed for over 30 years wasn't possible - well it became possible! My riding has improved and at my last dressage competition I came first - twice!