Business and Politics Institute, State Educational Institution Children’s Park “Fili” , Moscow, Russia, email@example.com
During six years we worked with children, who wanted to ride but couldn’t achieve any results because of overwhelming fear. Our experience is that such neurotic fear quite often isn’t caused by the riding itself, as it was thought before. It has its roots in the stress from school or family problems and can’t be released by traditional riding teaching.
We created a method and a program to help the children through exercises and games. We consider our program extremely useful for rides of any age with position or balance problems.
The program is different from most of existing ways of teaching because we work more with unconscious mechanisms than it is common in teaching. We work with the body and the body sensibility. The method is based on the idea that the task is to teach the body and than the mind, not the other way round.