This is an Innovative Seminar delivered by Andy Thomas Chartered Physiotherapist, leading Practitioner in rider asymmetry and founder and developer of Testt®.
Exploring rider asymmetry, this seminar will practically demonstrate how the Testt® process can be utilised by Riders, Coaches, Therapists and Saddle Fitters to enhance human movement and therefore positively developing horse performance.
8 ridden demonstrations will provide discussion of the asymmetry triad (rider, saddle, horse) and how implementing Testt® activation Testt® taping methods, resistance band protocols and coaching influences performance and results.
The seminar will be delivered in the historic Unicorn Equestrian Centre, run by The Unicorn Equestrian Trust, a registered charity, it provides outstanding equestrian facilities to those of all abilities and disciplines.
Viewing : A high quality Live event recording, using multiple cameras and broadcast specification equipment based on a HD resolution of 1080p.This would be delivered as a high quality 'On demand' video file in a HD 1080p format.
Video available early September after editing and is approximately 6 hours long.
The event is open to all, our aim is to provide an educational and social/networking environment with super horse and rider combinations, guest speakers and without a powerpoint slide in sight.
For those that require CPD it has been recognised by BHS, HSI, RDA and British Dressage certificates can be produced on request.
Session 1 : Testt® : Enhancing Human Movement for Performance of Horse and Rider, The Physiotherapist's Approach
Andy Thomas founder and developer of Testt® will explain and demonstrate the Testt® process practically on and off horse, utilising Physiotherapy techniques, Testt® band protocols and Testt® taping techniques to influence the quality of movement of the horse and rider.
Our demonstration rider is Emily Sutherland on her five year old horse Paris
Session 2 : Coach : Testt® Theories and Practices to Enhance Coaching Outcomes
a) Coach Jane Critchley joins Andy in this session where Lily works on straightness and half pass on her 14 year old horse Leo
b) Coach and List 1 judge Judy Harvey works with Olivia on canter, half pass, zig zags and trot. How do Testt®️processes support coach and rider to achieve their goals. Olivia rides Wilf who is a 14 year old gelding
Our demonstration riders are Olivia Towers and Lily Kinsella-Pearn
Session 3 : Testt® The Developing Child In Equestrian Sport
An understanding of the musculoskeletal development of a child is essential for any coach progressing a rider through this critical phase of riding. Neuromusculoskeletal development is relevant in all equestrian sport, the coaches understanding and working within a multidisciplinary team only enhances a safe and progressive environment.
Our demonstration rider is Elan Haf Williams, a 12 year old Grade 1 para equestrian rider who is accompanied by her coach Sara Jones-Williams. This performance team have integrated the Testt® process to enhance Elan’s sport progression.
Elan will be joined by International GB Paralympian Ricky Balshaw, who will discuss his progression in the sport and offer coaching and experiential advice to this talented young rider.
Session 4 : Testt® The Asymmetry Triad
Here, Louisa Cuomo, developer of Louisa Cuomo Saddles, professional saddle fitter and part of the Testt® Certified process, will demonstrate how integrating the Testt® process within saddle fitting can facilitate symmetry and the development of horse and rider performance.
Louisa is joined by Clare Ashley
Our demonstration riders are Amy Nix and Ivan Aguado Melet
Session 5: Testt® : Rider Symmetry; How It Can Influence Results
In this innovative session, List 1 judge Judy Harvey will judge Grand Prix and PSG movements, and discuss the reasoning behind the scores and comments given. The riders will then be assessed using the Therapeutic and Coaching aspects of the Testt® process to affect the movement and performance of rider and horse.
How, then, does this impact the scores when Judy re-judges the movement?
Can we influence performance (and ultimately scores) by implementing the Testt® methods?
Our Grand Prix demonstration rider is Double Olympian Emma Hindle
Our PSG demonstration rider is Jane Critchley
Please note this video is for your personal use only. It is strictly forbidden to share the video with anyone else or share through an institution. Please contact us if you would like to arrange group access.
Length of viewing time : 6 hrs
Rental period : 1 week (this starts once you purchase the course), no refunds will be provided, please ensure that you have enough time to view the module and that you have adequate wifi speed for streaming prior to purchase.
Price : £49.99 inc VAT
CPD Certificate : On request by email