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Event ID 123625

Theory of Polework – Practical Afternoon Course for Riders

Equistable @ Bournefield Animal Rehabilitation Centre

Sat 08 Jan
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Bournefield Farmhouse
Union Road


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The Theory of Polework – Practical AFTERNOON COURSE for Horse Owners No horse required! January 8th. 12.30-3.30pm. Come and join us for this fun and informal afternoon of theory and practical sessions. You will learn how and why you can improve your horse’s posture, strength, core stability and suppleness by using In Hand Polework exercises. Whether your horse is fit and competing or undergoing rehabilitation for an injury this afternoon course will increase your knowledge and practical skills in the use of poles for equine health. The use of In Hand Polework exercises to promote good health in our horses is well documented and will often be advised by your Physiotherapist, Massage therapist or trainer. They can be used for rehabilitation or just to maintain good spinal flexibility and strength. In order to get maximum benefit from Polework exercises it is important to understand why you are using them and be able to perform them correctly. This afternoon course is designed for you to come and learn how to do these exercises with your own horse, discuss the pros and cons and leave with a better idea of which ones are specifically beneficial to you. The sessions are taken by Megan Rees. Megan has 20 years’ experience in Physiotherapy. Starting out in the NHS, then the British Army before moving on to Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2006. Qualifications BSc (Hons) MCSP MSc Vet Physio. Chartered Physiotherapist & Veterinary Physiotherapist. Member of CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council and ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy). Megan has a passion for treating both horse and rider fully and as a whole. A rider's weaknesses and asymmetries influence their horse’s way of going and can cause loss of freedom of movement. By offering treatment and exercise therapy as well as training advice, Megan hopes to restore or promote balance and harmony. Tea and yummy cake included. Horses provided for practical sessions. £50 for the course. A maximum of 8 spaces available. BOOK VIA Please email [email protected] with any questions. Venue address: Bournefield Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Union Road, Bradfield, Reading, Berks, RG7 6AA. Withdrawal policy: If notification of withdrawal is given more than 14 days in advance of event date a refund will be issued minus a 10% admin fee. If notification of withdrawal is given less than 14 days but more than 48 hours in advance a transfer or refund can be offered only when your space can be filled from the waitlist. If your space can be filled from the waitlist (prior to 48 hours) a refund will be issued minus a 10% admin fee. Withdrawals made less than 48 hours before the event, for whatever reason, are non-refundable. If the event is cancelled, we will refund the amount you paid minus any processing or services fees using the same payment method used for purchase.