Horse riding for acting and stunt riding.
Hello! I run the Centre of Horseback Combat (www.horsebackcombat.co.uk)and also ride in films. (Snow White, Clash of the Titans 2 and Dragon Crusaders this year). Its been invaluable to me and even got me the lead in a feature film!
We normally teach jousting and horseback archery, and offer rider confidence courses.
If the feedback is enough, I'll start doing riding for actors. Our horses are Andalusian stunt horses, rear, lay down,jump fire etc., yet are very quiet and well trained.
Fancy it? Working on the basis of £50 an hour, we'll build a course structure to get you what you need in the spare time you have. Drop me a line at [email protected]
Cheers everybody, see you soon
- 20th Nov 2011
A basic horse riding course for actors would be amazing, knowing how to control a horse on set, etc would be invaluable.
- 19th Nov 2011
Hi, thanks for your email
Great to hear you can already ride - it can be really hard to find male riders in the U.K.. I take a jousting show out in the summer and am always struggling to find the boys! Keep it up!
Basic horseriding is provided for actors only. They have special circumstances of timescales etc, often having to learn in a hurry or for specific roles. To take a "crash course" or other special skills (e.g. rearing) its £50 an hour - standard (weekly lesson)£40 an hour.
Ten sessions should do it - as in any sport the closer together these are the better. We had one lad learn to joust in a block of twelve lessons taken every other day! Once a week is the norm for regular riding schools - man thats slow and why I am not a regular riding school!
As for horseback archery tuition, if you go to www.horsebackcombat.co.uk you can see all the course/price structures. We are in East Sussex, at Heathfield, just south of Tunbridge Wells.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
- 20th Nov 2011