Rider Biomechanics Workshop


Rider Biomechanics Workshop

Friday, November 3rd | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM &
Saturday, November 4th | 10:00 AM – 4:00PM

Hosted by Main Stay Therapeutic Farm
6919 Keystone Rd.
Richmond, IL 60071

All the riding spots for this clinic have been reserved. Auditors are still welcome to attend!


Space is limited to 12 riders. Auditors are welcome.

Positively Dressage

*11 Continuing Education credits have been requested from PATH Intl. including 2 DE & 9 CR/CE credits.*

About Rider Biomechanics Workshop

Suzanne Galdun will be returning to Main Stay to share her knowledge and expertise to help both you and the riders you work with. If you feel like you are not making progress or advancing in your own riding or are struggling with riders that are stuck on a plateau this workshop is for you! With correct biomechanics, riders of all ability levels have been able to ride with reduced pain, less anxiety, and increased ”feel”.

This day and a half workshop will have “the best of both worlds” including:

  • 60-minute semi-private lessons focused on assessing and improving your riding. Suzanne utilizes clear and “sensory specific” terminology to address areas in your body that will enhance communication with your horse.
  • Review common diagnoses seen in Adaptive Riding and observe Suzanne working with Adaptive Riding clients who could benefit from postural alignment exercises including warm up and cool down activities. If time permits, case studies and problem solving through a video review of adaptive riding clients will be included.
  • Practice and discuss how to assist your clients with basic horsemanship skills such as reining and being in better alignment with their horse.
  • Learn ground work exercises that help teach the horse to find correct posture in their own body.

Registration Information


All the riding spots for this clinic have been reserved. Auditors are still welcome to attend!

Includes a 60-minute semi-private lesson on one of Main Stay’s horses. There is a 200 lb. weight limit for riders and riders must wear an ASTM approved equestrian helmet. Includes snacks and beverages. Please bring your own lunch.


Video submissions of riders to be included in the case studies are due by Friday, October 20th if you would like to submit one. Videos are to be no longer than 5 minutes in length.

Workshop facilitator, Suzanne Gudan

About the Facilitator | Suzanne Galdun

Suzanne is only one of 9 people in the US currently certified by Mary Wanless as a Ride With Your Mind biomechanics coach. Mary Wanless is an internationally renowned coach and author of several books about rider biomechanics including “The New Ride with Your Mind Clinic – Rider Biomechanics – Basics to Brilliance”. Suzanne is also a former PATH Intl Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor allowing her to help riders of differing abilities.

Suzanne’s clinics have been called “amazing”, “truly inspiring” with “rave reviews”.

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