Rider Performance & Biomechanics

Riding is so much more than just sitting in the saddle! It doesn’t matter what sport you play, the athletes that are dedicated to becoming the best in their field, use sport-specific performance training and treatment methods outside of the hours they spend in ‘sport mode’. At The Performance Refinery, we have both the medical knowledge and equestrian specific background to get you your very best results. We will help you to develop a functionally stable and effective seat, whilst keeping you strong and limiting the occurrence of injuries.

Our Clinic Director has spent years developing a sport specific 4 part ‘Equestrian RMBA’ (Ridden Muscle Balance Assessment) system. Our system consists of a series of strength, flexibility, and Range of Motion tests, performed to the upper & lower body, spine and core. The specific RMBA (both off & on your horse) is structured into 4 phases.

Stage 1: We look at your postural alignment & biomechanical systems during the warm-up phase on your horse.

Stage 2: We will see you put through a variety of specific tests from the ground, where we identify any possible muscular weaknesses, tightness, dysfunctions, joint hyper/hypo-mobility.

Stage 3: We comprehensively explain the biomechanics of ‘your’ seat in the saddle and closely guide you on how to make correct and effective changes. We work with you on the horse for the remainder of the session as this will help you to cement the “feel” of your alignment and achieve postural harmony between both you and your horse’s way of going.

Stage 4: From April 1st 2021 this is now an additional service. The Rider will receive a free 1month access to the Performance Refinery APP, with 3-5 prescribed exercises following the Rider Performance clinic attended. These will serve as a blueprint and baseline for your Rider Performance Program (RPP) and allow you to further work with your Trainer/Coach & Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist to custom design a very specific and individualized on and off horse plan to meet your needs. A full off horse sport specific rider training plan and/or performance training packages are available as an ‘add on’ at an extra charge (See below for details). Britta heads the Equiformance Rider Team which runs from the 1st of every month and all Riders are welcomed and encouraged to join her squad of athletes.

Equiformance Rider Performance Team

We have the ability to custom work with YOU anywhere in the world!

Britta offers a Performance Training option for Riders whom are local, out of state OR International. Our Personalized online training program is everything that you will need to get the results you’ve been looking for, stay motivated and increase your riding performance.

So how does this work?? We cater to you with a direct online training package. You are given direct access into our APP where you will find your own private platform. Here you can access your work-out plans, which are loaded for your convenience. Your specific needs & goals are catered to you (you will NEVER get bored)

Britta consults with each rider on a 2-4x/monthly basis (depending on your plan) via either:  Zoom/Facetime/Pixio Performance Coaching session. You are also part of the Equiformance S.M.A.R.T Rider Team and will be encouraged along the way by all your incredible teammates!

You will never get lost with our APP! Everything is easy to access and find in one place. All exercises prescribed come with video thumbnails. Goal-setting and Progress picture analysis is also a part of our training protocol process, you can access all of this via your APP platform. On request Britta will run your posture analysis using Biomechanics software which gives you a great baseline.

Request to join the Team today! – Individual Plan

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Equiformance Posture Sling Rider Performance Training Kit:

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