Springs to Mind Courses

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Pole Work for Dogs

16 Lessons £60.00

There are many reasons why you may use pole work for dogs. It can provide mental stimulation, promotes body awareness, proprioception, helps prevent injury, improves strength and core stability, varies the dogs training, can be done inside or out, help to teach self control, make dogs more careful jumpers and be a useful part of a rehabilitation plan after injury. The exercises in this course are designed to be developed over time. They can be carried out inside in the warm and dry or outside. The exercises are easy to follow and video demonstrations will also support your learning.

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Canine Gait and Recognising Lameness

15 Lessons £60.00

In this course you will learn about the normal gaits for the dog and when and why the dog uses each gait. We will then look at gait abnormalities and how to identify a lame leg. You will build a system of what to look for so that you can try and identify the area causing the lameness.

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Warm Up and Cool Down for Dogs

11 Lessons £40.00

In this course we are going to explore warm up and cool down for our dogs. We will learn from previous research as to whether it will make a positive difference for our dogs by considering what types of warm up exercise effect our dogs in differing ways. From this you will be able to make an educated decision as to whether, or when, warm up and cool down is appropriate and what you can do to care for your dogs in the best possible way.

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Rider Confidence

15 Lessons £60.00

Fear, stress, anxiety, nerves can all prevent us from enjoying that unique sensation and partnership with our horses. Whether you just want to feel relaxed while hacking or whether you want to be able to control your competition nerves to improve your performance this course is for you. You will learn to understand why it can be normal to feel nervous and techniques to control your shaky legs, beating heart or nausea. We will explore the reasons for these nerves and you will learn how to release any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. The techniques drawn upon throughout this course are from sports psychology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), breathing techniques and visualisation. Now let’s get started so you may become the confident relaxed rider you want to be. Let’s fully enjoy our horses.

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Canine Massage Course

12 Lessons £70.00

In this canine massage course you will learn how to assess the body for muscle tension and how to safely massage your dog. You will learn about the physical and psychological benefits of massage, contraindications for massage, what to look for in health checks, how conformation and exercise effect the body as well as discipline specific massage. There are both written notes and also video demonstrations of the practical work making the course easy to follow. If you are a dog owner and want to learn more about our dog, improve your sporting dog's performance, calm your stressed dog or just improve the bond you have then this course is for you.

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Equine Massage Course

12 Lessons £70.00

In this Equine massage course you will learn how to assess the body for muscle tension and how to safely massage your horse. You will learn about the physical and psychological benefits of massage, contraindications for massage, what to look for in health checks, how conformation and exercise effect the body as well as discipline specific massage. There are both written notes and also video demonstrations of the practical work making the course easy to follow. If you are a horse owner and want to learn more about your horse, improve their sporting performance, calm your stressed horse or just improve the bond then this course is for you.