Introducing….the Ready to Ride Pilates Class!

Yes, you read this correctly – I am so excited that I am now able to bring my Pilates classes to the wider public! This is something that I have wanted to do for a while, but just couldn’t find a way to fit it in and deliver in a way that would be satisfactory.Continue reading “Introducing….the Ready to Ride Pilates Class!”

2 weeks to go….

I can’t quite believe we are half way through February. Despite the misery of ongoing lockdown and the freezing weather, somehow 2021 is whizzing by. Well I hope this isn’t just me, and that you aren’t feeling that it is crawling by. February meant moving into the 2nd month of teaching in the Masterclass Group;Continue reading “2 weeks to go….”

Introducing…..the Ready to Ride Masterclass

This blog is going to be a little ‘light’ on content for a couple of months because I am very busy preparing for the incredibly exciting – if rather daunting – development that is the Ready to Masterclass! This is a monthly subscription group linked to my existing Facebook page, and it will be goingContinue reading “Introducing…..the Ready to Ride Masterclass”

Does your brain let you down?

A few weeks ago I did one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, and did a ‘Live’ on Instagram. For someone who hates public speaking – Pilates is ok because I have a lesson plan and know exactly what I’m going to say – and is hopeless at thinking on the spot, this wasContinue reading “Does your brain let you down?”

Are you fit enough?

When I started Ready to Ride, a large part of my ‘mission’ if you like, was to share my own experiences and also my learning. We are learning all the time, and certainly I am developing my approach to helping riders all the time too. Early on, I realised that I hadn’t ever thought aboutContinue reading “Are you fit enough?”

That Saddle issue again!

Do you get your saddle checked regularly? Looking back I think we were really lucky with Baz, because once we had got the right saddle for him, and although he did obviously change shape massively through his life, he did well with an annual check up. There are 2 reasons I think, for this. FirstlyContinue reading “That Saddle issue again!”

Injury! A personal account…

I have come up with a new phrase, which is ‘Quality then Quantity’. This is partly a reflection of my whole training ethos, but also because I have manged to injure myself by NOT following this advice! So what have I done? Through a combination of an increase in Pilates teaching, doing said teaching onContinue reading “Injury! A personal account…”

Could a Schoolmaster lesson be the best thing you do this year?

Have you ever had a lesson on a Schoolmaster? I have had several over the years. As a teenager I had lunge lessons on my Instructor Sandra’s horse so we could work on my posture without me worrying about what he was doing. I then had a few lessons at Talland in 2003 on aContinue reading “Could a Schoolmaster lesson be the best thing you do this year?”