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FRANKLIN METHOD® EQUESTRIAN TRAINERS & EDUCATORS

Franklin Method Equestrian Trainers have undergone our intensive diploma certification which is tailored specifically for the needs of equestrians. A full 10 days of in classroom training both off and on the horse.

Franklin Method® Equestrian Trainer Diploma

  • “Franklin Method® Equestrian Trainer”
  • 10 full days of training.
  • Case studies, homework, supportive online video content, 2 practical teaching exams and a written exam.
  • Covering the Franklin Method fundamental principles as they apply to equestrians.
  • Proper usage of Franklin Balls and Franklin Bands (mounted and dismounted) for optimal equestrian performance.
  • Training in embodied anatomy, imagery, biomechanics and Dynamic Neurocognitive Imagery™ (DNI) specifically for riders.

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FRANKLIN METHOD® EQUESTRIAN BALL CERTIFIED

Franklin Ball Certified have undergone our Franklin Ball Certification Training. This is a 2 day intensive training both off and on the horse.

Franklin Ball Certification

  • “Franklin Method® Equestrian Ball Certified”
  • 2 full days of training.
  • Covering the Franklin Method fundamental principles as they apply to equestrians.
  • Proper usage of Franklin Balls (mounted and dismounted) in conjunction with the Franklin Method for optimal equestrian performance.

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in your area.

Franklin Method Equestrian Faculty Members

ALYSEN STARKO-BOWES

FRANKLIN METHOD EQUESTRIAN FACULTY

 

Alysen is a Level 3 Franklin Method Educator, an Franklin Method Faculty and Franklin Method Equestrian Faculty.

Alysen grew up riding at her grandparents farm where she developed her love of horses.  She went to the University of Alberta studying psychology and has a movement background in dance and pilates.

Alysen got started with Franklin Method in the horse world while working with a professional dressage rider to prepare her for showing. Since then, she’s been working extensively with equestrians from several disciplines on improving their mind-body coordination both in and out of the saddle.

In 2017, she partnered with Franklin Method founder Eric Franklin to create the first official Franklin Method online course for equestrians.

Alysen has found consistently that the application of the Franklin Method within riding has created lasting positive change in the minds and bodies of riders. With better body organization and more efficient movement, the connection between horse and rider becomes clearer and more precise.

As the founder of Franklin Method Equestrian, she travels internationally giving presentations, teaching workshops and teacher trainings.

TOM WALDRON

FRANKLIN METHOD FACULTY

 

Tom is a Level 2 Franklin Method Educator, Franklin Method Faculty and Master Biomechanics Education Trainer.

Tom is an international educator in anatomy, exercise and physical therapy. He is a European faculty member for The Franklin Method, a Master Trainer for Biomechanics Education and teaches pilates for multiple companies in the UK and overseas. Tom is recognised as a leader in his field and enjoys challenging ‘old school’ beliefs about the human body by staying up to date with the latest research in biomechanics and physical therapy.

Tom has a natural approach to exercise, he believes that every person should undertake a variety of dynamic and diverse movements that benefit and work the whole body. Tom teaches group and private Pilates sessions as well as delivers Sports Therapy treatments for those in pain or dealing with an injury.

Tom believes in working with the body’s natural design and because we are all unique, he delivers personal programmes to all his clients to best optimise their health and to help them achieve their goals.

When Tom isn’t at the pilates studio or clinic, he is an educator for other health professionals.

JEANINE OLIVARES

FRANKLIN METHOD EQUESTRIAN ASSISTANT TRAINER

 

Jeanine Olivares is not just a seasoned equestrian; she is a dynamic force in the world of horse training, combining her 18 years of riding experience with a rich background in dance and a deep love for fitness. As a 3-star trainer in the Franklin Method Equestrian, Jeanine has carved a niche for herself by seamlessly integrating movement principles, dressage expertise, and innovative teaching methods.

With nearly two decades spent in the saddle, Jeanine’s journey began as a rider but quickly evolved into a holistic exploration of movement and its impact on the equestrian experience. Her background in dance not only adds grace to her riding but also brings a unique perspective to her training approach. The fusion of her dance background and equestrian prowess positions Jeanine as a trainer with a keen eye for the intricate connection between rider and horse.

Based in Alberta, Canada, Jeanine has honed her dressage skills under the guidance of some of the top trainers in the region. Her commitment to continuous learning and mastery of her craft is evident in the diverse range of mentors she has sought out, solidifying her position as a respected figure in the Alberta equestrian community.

What sets Jeanine apart is her dedication to making every lesson an enjoyable and enriching experience. She believes in the power of creativity and constantly seeks new, exciting ways to make learning fun for her riders. Her passion for running and fitness spills over into her training sessions, infusing them with energy and enthusiasm.

For Jeanine, the most rewarding aspect of teaching lies in witnessing the rapid progress that riders can achieve with their horses when the right imagery is employed. She understands the transformative impact that mental imagery can have on both rider and horse, and she takes pride in guiding her students towards these breakthrough moments.

In addition to her role as a Franklin Method Equestrian 3-star trainer, Jeanine serves as an assistant educator to the founder, Alysen Starko Bowes. She actively contributes to teacher trainings both online and across Canada, sharing her expertise and passion for the Franklin Method. This collaborative role speaks volumes about Jeanine’s commitment to not only advancing her own skills but also to fostering a community of knowledgeable and inspired equestrian trainers.