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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. The Program is very easy to follow, yet the exercises are challenging and effective. Anna has set it up so there is a progression of many of the exercises that keep pushing the body to better function. Anna is very available to course participants. For example, I was having a problem dismounting, I felt like I was going to fall backwards. Anna did an individual session with me, prescribing some exercises that have 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 told her 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. She reminds the group & me that change is not instant, it takes time & work. I have a busy schedule but I make the time each day to do exercises and I am improving! When I joined I told 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.