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Testt®: Coaching Rider Symmetry for Lifetime Performance

Pineland Farm Equestrian Center

Maine USA 

20th October 2024 

Highland Hill Farm

Berlin MA USA

22nd October 2024

This is a unique educational and networking opportunity in the United States to learn from world leading educator on rider asymmetry Andy Thomas MCSP, HCPC. A must for equestrian coaches of all disciplines who want to develop their interest in identifying, and correcting the asymmetrical rider and further their knowledge of functional anatomy and human movement  

using evidence based and clinically reasoned approaches incorporated into the Testt® process.

The Testt® process is a unique system designed to quickly and effectively identify rider asymmetries, for coaches  it has practical solution based outcomes. It has been developed over the past 20 years and has been used on over 14,000 riders from novice to Olympic and World Champions in all disciplines. 

The education consists of one day theoretical and practical application. 

  • Anatomy of the equestrian athlete: Creating an understanding of the key muscles groups, and joints 

  • Movement patters of the equestrian athlete: How do we create movement?  


  • Identifying patterns of asymmetry:  How and when does it develop?

  • Identifying asymmetries during riding: A practical demonstration of basic movements patterning. Observation skills what do we look at and its affect on the different disciplines of equestrian sport

  • Coaching through the ages: From the developing child to the mature adult rider. What are the changing effects and what are the challenges for the coach?

  • The Testt® process:  The Testt® Types


  • Correcting asymmetries: On horse an overview

  • Utilising resistance bands on horse: Theory and practical demonstration.

  • Utilising facilitatory taping techniques: Enhancing functional movement, practical demonstration

  • The asymmetry triad: The relationship of the human, saddle and the horse

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and Identify Key Rider Asymmetries

  • Identify the Key Muscles and Joints Affected

  • Understand the Functional Biomechanics of a rider during basic movements on a horse

  • Understand the use of key coaching exercises to address major imbalance issues on horse

  • Identify potential Red Flags in riders 

  • Understand the interactions and effects of Horse, Rider and Saddle on performance

  • Understand the Testt® Process and the key rider asymmetry patterns

  • Understand the affects of using the Testt® Band protocols on rider asymmetry


Lectures Include:

  • Key anatomy of the rider - practical and theoretical

  • Functional biomechanics of the rider - practical

  • Theory of proprioception and Testt® taping

  • The ageing process: From young to old how do we change

  • Practical on horse demonstrations and workshops



(includes 3 months access to online education after the course)

Please be aware this is not a certified course. Attendance certificates will be provided

This course is strictly for Equestrian Coaches it is not a therapist course



Limited Places

Strictly NO Auditors

Before purchasing please be aware that  payments are non refundable



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