The International Society of Rider Biomechanics is the world’s largest organization dedicated to researching, testing and teaching the safest possible seat, position & balance for the horse rider.
The Level 1 course starts with safety, control and building balance & confidence.
For higher level riders, our Level 2 & 3 courses work on biomechanics, seat & position to correct crookedness & asymmetries and improve balance, engagement, paces (gaits), submission & impulsion and goes through step-by-step the seat & position for higher level movements such as shoulder in, travers, flying changes, pirouettes, piaffe & passage and higher level jumping positions, not just to jump safely, but also to jump the more difficult & complicated jumps and give the rider the best seat & position possible to help prevent accident and injury and especially help prevent rotational falls.
The course also looks at pain while riding. Painful ankles & knees, numb feet or back pain can become so painful it becomes a career-ender, and for our Mounted Police Units, endurance and pleasure riders that ride for very long hours, we teach you how to help find the most comfortable position to continue the rider’s career riding pain-free for many years to come.
For many years the Society held courses all over the world that you could attend to do your Level 1 course. Now we have DOUBLE the value. The cost of the on-line course INCLUDES attending the 5 day Kentucky course as well.
You are issued with a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the on-line course, but then attending the 5 day Kentucky course also enables you to do a 2nd certification to become an Official ISRB Registered Coach and added to our website of Recommended Coaches – and it’s INCLUDED in the cost of the on-line course.
Like any University-level course, where you don’t just read one book, you read, research & learn from many different sources, our courses are the same. We give you a great list of videos, audios and reading that gives you, the rider or coach the most up-to-date and valuable information on seat, position & balance. Our videos include the entire Level 1 Teacher Training Course, filmed live with a huge selection of riders, problems and solutions for seat, position & balance.
There are no pre-requisites, anyone at all can do the on-line course, and anyone can come to the Kentucky 5 day course as well – everyone is welcome.
PRE-REQUISITES & PRIOR LEARNING
This course suits coaches who want to become certified, competitors who want the competitive edge, and riders who want to know about riding long hours without pain. This course also suits parents who supervise their child’s riding. Juniors are welcome to do the on-line course, and attend Kentucky with a chaperone. Juniors need to be 18 years before they actually coach riders.