The Horse Simulator

Felicity's horse simulator is the latest model from Racewood. It is life sized and like a real horse takes every different type of saddle; GP, Dressage, etc. It has six paces and it is sensitive to leg, hand and seat pressure. Should it be required, it is capable of replication complicated dressage movements. The simulator is surrounded by mirrors.

Riding Simulator

Riding Simulator

A Unique Combination

The 'mechanical horse' has become an invaluable part of her teaching. Without the complications of teaching with a live animal, Felicity helps riders make small adjustments necessary to create a balanced and more effective riding position.

Felicity's BHSI qualification, combined with her Alexander Technique qualification, partnered with being able to teach on the horse simulator makes Felicity unique amongst riding instructors. You will learn in a sympathetic way to be more balanced and supple and your horse will thank you for it.

Ride and Perfect with the Interactive Computer

The horse simulator can be used with an interactive computer screen that enables the jockey to actually ride a dressage test. Alternatively, you can practise riding school figures, transitions and dressage movements. Much can be learned from recording the performance and replaying it immediately on screen.

Riding Simulator

Riding Simulator Interactive Computer Screen

How does it help?

Where a real horse may become tired and unstimulated, this horse performs to order. 'Unlearning' a 'wrong' posture can be difficult. The mechanical horse gives the rider a chance to practise a different balance taking this feel to the real horse.

Felicity finds the simulator excellent for assessing/improving technique in experienced riders, both for jumping and flatwork. It also helps build confidence in nervous or 'returning' riders, as it removes the unpredictability of riding a living animal.

Who does it help?

Riding Simulator

Riding Simulator Interactive Computer Screen

It can help anyone but specifically it helps:-

  • Dressage Riders
  • Event Riders
  • Endurance GB Elite Squad Riders
  • Para riders.
  • Children
  • Novice Riders
  • Rehabilitation - it is excellent for building up muscles and after injury/surgery
  • Anyone who wants develop a more balanced way of riding.
  • Saddle Fitting - Purchasing a saddle is an expensive business. Riders find trying the saddle out on the simulator is as good way to 'test drive' a new saddle.

Types of Sessions Available

  • First session on the Simulator cost £50, following sessions £45 (allow 1 hour for safety and fitting: 40 minutes instruction on the simulator).
  • First Alexander session £45, following sessions £38 (45 minutes)
  • Combination Alexander Sessions in the The Studio, followed by Simulator Sessions £95, first lesson or £87 for pupils who have worked with me before.
  • Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs often book group sessions. These are very popular as people learn from watching other receive instruction on the simulator. In groups of 4: Cost £35 per person for 25mins
  • Sharing lesson (2 people) 25 mins each. £35 each
  • One and two day clinics are available. Felicity works with Jenny Sampson, a fellow qualified Alexander Teacher and rider to provide a full day's instruction for up to 6 people. Enjoy an individual Alexander Lesson with the added attraction of watching and learning from each other's simulator sessions. Overnight accommodation in nearby B&B.

There is a 15 stone weight limit on the simulator and riders have to wear hats when riding it.

To make a booking please contact Felicity. If more than two hours are booked at one time then a non refundable deposit of £25 is required at time of booking.