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Charlottesville – Equestrian Workshop for Actors – March 24-25 and April 7-8 – Fee

Sign up here as spots are filling quickly: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4faead29a6f94-equestrian7

Equestrian Training

Back by Popular Demand – And client need! SEVERAL SESSIONS OFFERED!

March 24th:  Options of 9am, 11:30am, or 2pm

March 25th: Options of 1:30pm and 4pm

April 7th: Options of 9am, 11:30am, or 2pm

April 8th: Options of 1:30pm or 4pm

Workshop is $200 total, with a $50 non-refundable deposit due at registration, and $150 balance due day of workshop.


3690 Burnley Station Road

Charlottesville, VA  22911

Equestrian Training – 2 hours.

During this session, you will learn:

  1. Mindset and approach to riding in cinema
  2. Horse personality and communications – “reading” your horses’ signs around the lights, camera and action
  3. Inspection of the horse before mounting for the scene
  4. Nomenclature and inspection of tack to avoid embarrassment and injury
  5. Fitting tack to your horse (or checking it if already tacked by the wrangler on site)
  6. Pre-ride safety checks before riding onto the set
  7. Mounting , dismounting and performing on your horse – on “action”
  8. What to watch on your horse when preparing for and giving your lines
  9. How to look comfortable and confident during the scene, while on your horse, even if you are really nervous or uncomfortable…lessons from an HBO series shoot.
  10. How to handle emergencies – running away, rearing, shying, insect attacks, loose saddle, broken reins
  11. Mini-scene shoots


Workshop taught by Al Underwood of Thrive Equestrian.