Discover the Art of Ethical Riding and Classical Horsemanship 

DEEP DIVE into the Classical Horsemanship Fundamentals Today!

Imagine a journey where you and your horse not only communicate effortlessly but dance together in perfect harmony. Where your horse's well-being takes center stage, and the bond you share becomes unbreakable.

 

YES! I NEED TO STUDY THE FUNDAMENTALS

LET ME GUESS...

You desire a connection with your horse that goes beyond the ordinary, where the partnership of mutual understanding and respect forms the bedrock of your equine journey.

But have you been?

  • Frustrated¬†by miscommunications with your horse? Do you wish you could understand and respond to their cues more effectively?

  • Confused about conformation?¬†Do you wonder how your horse's conformation impacts their performance and well-being?

  • Struggling to identify and address postural compensations that may be affecting¬†your horses overall health and performance?

  • Impacting ¬†your horse's balance when you ride?¬† Do you wish for more¬†harmony where you¬†can enhance, rather than hinder?

  • Desiring¬†a collaborative and harmonious relationship?
WHEN YOU FEEL YOUR TRAINING and UNDERSTANDING IS JUST 5 DEGREES OFF...

We understand the frustration that comes with miscommunications between you and your horse. It's disheartening when you sense there's a profound connection waiting to be unlocked, yet the lines of communication seem tangled. Your desire to comprehend and respond effectively to your horse's cues is not only valid but pivotal for building a relationship based on trust and understanding.

 
AND YET, IT'S IN THESE TIMES OF FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE THAT WE CAN STRETCH AND INCREASE OUR SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE.
 

Are you ready to embark on a life-changing journey with your horse? 

The 5-Week¬†FUNDAMENTALS Course is designed for passionate horse enthusiasts like you who seek more than just training techniques ‚Äď a course that delves into the heart of horsemanship, building a connection based on consent, understanding conformation,¬† biomechanics,¬†to optimize your horse's balance and well-being.

Imagine if you could easily...

  • Create a Deeper Bond with Your Horse: By learning how to emphasise consent, conformation, and biomechanics, in your training you¬†will¬†forge a deeper and more trusting bond with your horse.¬†

  • Improve¬†Your Horsemanship Skills: You¬†will learn theory and techniques to improve your horsemanship skills. Whether it's recognizing postural compensation or enhancing your own balance as a rider, these skills¬†will lead to better¬†partnership and collaboration with your horse.

  • Enhance Your Horses¬† Well-being: Through¬† understanding and addressing postural imbalances and biomechanical issues, you¬†will contribute to your horse's physical and psychological well-being. A healthier, more comfortable horse is a happier one.

  • Develop Yourself: The Fundamentals can help you¬†learn how to develop greater patience, empathy, and mindfulness, not only in your interactions with your horse but in other aspects of your life too.

  • Be part of a supportive Community:¬†The private¬†Study group¬† provides a supportive community of fellow horse enthusiasts. You¬†will have¬†the opportunity to share experiences, gain insights, and offer support to one another, fostering connections that may continue beyond the course.

The 5-Week Fundamentals Mini Course¬†- is designed for passionate horse enthusiasts like you who seek more than just training techniques ‚Äď a course that delves into the heart of horsemanship, building a connection based on consent, understanding conformation, mastering biomechanics, and optimizing your horse's balance and well-being.

 
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR HORSEMANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
I'm Ready Sign Me Up Now ‚ě°
 

Reignite your partnership with your horse ~ Grow ~ Rediscover yourself.  

 

Achieve your goals with a healthy horse, sound in mind and body.


From competition ready to horses that trail ride, beginners to advanced riders - horses from all disciplines, breeds and backgrounds will all benefit from the Fundamentals.

THE 5-WEEK FUNDAMENTALS MINI  COURSE

¬†A course designed for passionate¬†equestrian's, like you, who seek more than just training techniques ‚Äď a course that delves into the heart of horsemanship, building a connection based on consent, understanding conformation, mastering biomechanics, and optimizing your horse's balance and well-being.

Be guided by Belinda and the Academy Coaches through the straightforward, achievable steps of the FUNDAMENTALS on your path towards Mastery.

 

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 the deep dive into the Fundamentals 

WEEKLY TRAINING VIDEOS

Receive an email each week over the 5 Weeks, exploring various  aspects of horsemanship, including consent, conformation,  biomechanics, postural compensation, and a rider's influence on balance. 

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Activities that offer a holistic approach to understanding and improving the relationship between riders and their horses. The activities encompass a range of aspects, from fostering autonomy and communication to assessing and enhancing physical well-being. 

STUDY GROUP

Be part of a supportive Community where you have the opportunity to share experiences, gain insights, and offer support to one another, fostering connections that may continue beyond the course. Take part in the Weekly Facebook lives with Belinda.

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THE FUNDAMENTALS
OF BIOMECHANICS AND POSTURAL COMPENSATION

 

The full course is available now for Self Study with your community in the Facebook group.

Learn, Discuss, Elevate your theoretical knowledge and horsemanshipskills with the weekly topic discussions on the principles of consent, conformation, biomechanics, postural compensation, and a rider's influence on balance.

  • Week 1 - Consent:¬†Learn the importance of respecting and nurturing your horse's autonomy.

  • Week 2 - Conformation:¬†Gain insights into your horse's physical structure and how it influences their ability to carry a rider.

  • Week 3 - Basic Biomechanics:¬† Discovering how balance and muscle engagement are keys to your horse's well-being and performance.

  • Week 4 - Postural Compensation:¬†Explore how to identify and address postural imbalances, ensuring your horse's comfort and health.

  • Week 5 - A Rider's Influence on Balance:¬†Learn how your own balance and posture in the saddle impact your horse¬†and what you can do to improve your balance.

  • Weekly Activities:¬†Use the carefully selected activity each week to consolidate your learning experience.
  • Q&A Lives with Belinda and the Academy Assistant Coaches.
  • Be part of a supportive Community: Share experiences, gain insights, and offer support to one another, fostering connections that continue beyond the course.

  • Bonus Special: Get the ultimate experience. Starting with an Assessment 1:1 private online lesson. Complete the course content and finish with a completion 1:1 private online lesson to continue your progress.

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR HORSEMANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

GET THE FUNDAMENTALS FROM JUST $165
GET THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE FROM $297

who is Belinda Bolsenbroek? 

 

“I was fortunate to have been instructed in the Art of Academic Riding as a young child. 

 I was steeped in the tradition of classical horsemanship and the ways of the old Masters are second nature to me.

The knowledge they handed down was so comprehensive that it enabled me to school horses to Prix St George level as a 13 year-old.

 It has been my life’s work to pass their gift on to my students, to preserve their traditions and to help today’s horses live their very best life."


TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH BELINDA.

Belinda’s online programs are designed with your specific requirements in mind. Belinda takes into account your riding discipline, your medium and long term goals and your current circumstances. This applies equally to beginners and highly accomplished riders.

All programs are built on the solid understanding of functional movement ‚Äď developing a sound, strong and balanced equine partner.

This is the key to achieving Mastery!

 

"Horses have stood at our side for over 4,000 years. They are our most noble companion. Our shared experience stretches back through the ages and is passed down to us through our genetic memories, our most prized ancestral gift."

-Belinda Bolsenbroek-

 

What to expect

WEEK 1

Consent

I passionately believe that horses autonomy should be nurtured and protected in order to enjoy the amazing bond and connection that can be created between a horse and human. Modern training approaches often lead to violating the horse's physical and psychological wellbeing, due to a lack of knowledge of the horse owner. This lesson focuses on communicating with the horse's soft and playful mind, granting autonomy in the shared experience, and creating a war horse instead of a work horse.

In this first week we will cover how to achieve this.

WEEK 2

Conformation

We look at the historical context of horse conformation, highlighting the past practice of breeding horses to possess a specific shape and model that was well-suited for riding purposes. However, modern breeding practices have led to a diverse array of horse shapes and positions, necessitating a more in-depth understanding of biomechanics to ensure proper training and framing techniques.

You will learn how to identify the Harmony Lines for identifying conformation in horses and be able to identify how different horse shapes may require varying training approaches and techniques to ensure the horse's overall well-being and soundness over time.

WEEK 3

Introduction to Biomechanics

This week discusses muscle structure and balance and the crucial role it plays in a horse's movement and posture. The importance of finding the natural horizontal balance of each horse based on their conformation and postural differences. That balancing the weight between the hind and front legs is crucial for proper movement. At the same time allowing your horse to find their own balance and self-carriage through engagement of core muscles.

Teaching horses to maintain this balance, even when training mistakes occur, is essential for their well-being and performance.

WEEK 4

Postural Compensation

Understanding your horse's natural conformation and identifying deviations or postural compensation helps address issues through proper training, alignment, and muscle development. Focus on vertical and horizontal balance for longevity and health.

You will learn how to observe your horse's stance, feet, neck, back, and muscle development. We also address how to recognise tension, discomfort, and imbalances and approach with proper training and alignment. With care, your horse can achieve optimal postural balance and wellbeing.

WEEK 5

Riders Influence on Balance

We explore the impact of a rider's imbalances on a horse's balance and well-being. I discuss how muscle trains and soft tissues connected to bone play a vital role in maintaining alignment.

Unbalanced riders can cause spinal and joint stress, ribcage compression, and movement dysfunction in horses. Developing an eye for imbalances in both rider and horse is essential to becoming an ambassador for the horse's well-being.

You will learn tips to improve your posture and balance, like changing habits, addressing breathing issues, and focusing on your own well-being to positively impact your horse's balance and comfort.

BONUS OPPORTUNITY

The Ultimate Experience

The absolutely best way to integrate the fundamentals in your everyday interactions with your horse. You will start with an Assessment private online lesson to find your starting point. Taking your homework and working your way through the course material, you will then complete your 2nd private online lesson to continue your progress.

All programs are built on the solid understanding of functional movement ‚Äď developing a sound, strong and balanced equine partner. The change in students taking this pathway has been nothing short of remarkable. This could be you too!

PICTURE WHAT YOUR HORSE LOOKS
LIKE IN A YEAR FROM NOW...


 Let's get you started!
Take a moment and dare to envision what’s really possible to achieve. Close your eyes and really feel it: What is it like? 
 
A strong and capable horse that allows you to spend more time on the saddle? 
 
A culture of innovation, creativity and trust that means you’re prepared to face any challenge that comes your way? 
 
The ability to serve your horse at higher and higher levels? 
 
What does it LOOK like? What does it FEEL like?
 
The Fundamentals will start your pathway¬†‚Äď to levels of success that may not have seemed possible or realistic.
 
You already have the drive and the hunger to power your journey to next-level success… And joining Belinda will give you the tools and capabilities you need to get there. 

What Students are saying... 

Rebecca Donaldson

By far every horse man and woman should have the experience of Belinda's amazing knowledge. Just love the way she relates to so many people from all walks of life. So very open minded and always striving to better her learning for her students. Not only brilliant at what she does, Belinda has created an amazing network of students here in Australia that all come together to encourage and support each other. Her online teachings are second to none. Forever grateful Xx 

Felicity Smith

Whatever your discipline, the age of your horse, or the degree of rehabilitation required, I cannot recommend Belinda highly enough. Through Belinda, our 18 year old Quarter Horse Cody, has transformed from an unhealthy, twisted and broken individual into a strong and balanced riding horse.

Isabelle Greenfield

The amount of information shared and discussed was incredible! Right at this moment I need to go and hug my ponies. I feel a little overwhelmed with sadness for all the horses that are misused and in pain, due to our ignorance. I am not talking about the horses that are willfully abused. We are so very very privileged to sit on the back of these beautiful sentient beings and to have the opportunity to create beauty together. Belinda I cannot thank you enough for teaching your wisdom.

Karen Groneng

The trainer that's changed the life of both my horses and myself.  instructs in classical dressage, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Her understanding of equine and human biomechanics, her ability to break it down to step by step instructions to allow the horse and the rider find their perfect balance within their physical limitations, her ability to assist in removing those physical limitations, her passion, her communication skills, her willingness to be open and inclusive all makes her an instructor that more people should have the opportunity to engage with.

Your Enrollment Options

The Fundamentals

$297

One time payment (payment plans available)

  • Week 1 - Consent

  • Week 2 - Conformation

  • Week 3 - Basic Biomechanics

  • Week 4 - Postural Compensation

  • Week 5 - A Rider's Influence on Balance

  • Weekly Activities
  • Q&A Lives¬†
  • Be part of a supportive Community

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The Ultimate Experience

$844

One time payment (payment plans available)

  • Includes everything in Fundamentals plus

  • 2 x 40 minute sessions in a tailor-made coaching program designed with your specific requirements in mind.

  • Initial¬†Assessment 1:1 private online lesson

  • Homework¬†to include while working your way through the course material

  • 2nd 1:1 private online lesson to continue your progress.

 

 

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The VIP Membership

$3134

One time payment (payment plans available)

  • The Perfect option for the student that wants consistency in training and coaching.
  • Includes everything in Fundamentals plus
  • 12 x 40¬†minute sessions in a tailor-made coaching program designed with your specific requirements in mind.
  • All programs are built on the solid understanding of functional movement ‚Äď developing a sound, strong and balanced equine partner.¬†

     

ENROL NOW

Still Got Questions?

 

The 5-Week Fundamentals Course

Learn, Discuss, Elevate your theoretical knowledge and horsemanshipskills with the weekly topic discussions on the principles of consent, conformation, biomechanics, postural compensation, and a rider's influence on balance.

 

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR HORSEMANSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

GET THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR JUST $297

THIS IS THE MOMENT ALL HORSES WAIT FOR, THE MOMENT THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD.

The Fundamentals are created on many layers that build upon one another, allowing this course to be suited to beginners and more advanced students alike. As your comprehension deepens and you begin linking different aspects of the course, the layers will gradually unveil themselves.

Find the missing pieces and experience the pleasure of trusting in yourself as you grow and progress with your training.

You will leave frustration behind as you learn to re-phrase the questions you ask your horse. Great communicators always train with relaxation and mindfulness. Be ready to be told NO! by your horse ‚Äď learn how to embrace that communication and find the way to YES!