Connected Riding™ was created by Peggy Cummings, based on her experience of Tteam, Feldenkrais, and Centred Riding.
Click the buttons on the left to read feedback from Peggy's New Zealand clinics.
Connected Riding™ is fundamentally different from the traditional riding approaches most of you have encountered in the past. It teaches you how to ride from the inside (by feeling), to the outside (by action). It provides you with an awareness of body and movement that empowers you to move in harmony with the horse. It's connection - and ultimately that's what all of us are striving for - a connection that allows us to perform better, communicate better and have a personal relationship with our horses.
As you explore Connected Riding™, you'll find that it will challenge some of the basic principles you've learned about riding - especially in terms of position and aids. It will ask you to learn about your own body and how it moves. It will ask you to become self reliant and understanding. It will ask you to become a student of the horse - not just a student of riding. And finally, it will ask you to take responsibility for leading the dance that connection creates.
It sounds like a lot to accomplish. And it is. But even though it will take awareness, work and maybe even a little frustration, I promise you this: If you're up to the challenge, the rewards are tremendous. You'll never be more exhilarated than the first time you move in perfect harmony with your horse. Nothing is more beautiful than the graceful rhythm you'll feel as your horse flows freely beneath you. Nothing is more rewarding than a true partnership based on understanding, friendship and co-operation.