Bettina Hoy and the Mobiliser
Bettina Hoy is admired as one of the best riders in the world.
She is also a Mobiliser user! Here she explains the benefits that she has found in using it regularly.
Since buying her Mobiliser to take to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing Bettina has experienced:
- Headache Reduction
- Improved Sleeping
- Improved Riding
- Improved stamina
Bettina explained that for as long as she can remember she has had a daily and troublesome headache. Typically once a week she would experience a “black room” headache that could not be ignored.
Since using the Mobiliser she experiences a mild headache only 3 or 4 times a month and she has not had a single “black room” headache (touch wood!)
NB Bettina initially reported several days of even more intense headaches after starting to use the Mobiliser, but she continued after her friend, leading Dressage Rider and coach Sandy Phillips, (who had suggested the Mobiliser to Bettina) said that she too had experienced initial headaches which passed after a few days.
Bettina says that she doesn’t find sleeping easy, but once using the Mobiliser she drifts off to sleep easily and sleeps more deeply, even when tense or nervous pre-competition.
Bettina explained the improvements in her riding – while experienced horse, Ringwood Cockatoo went better, it was when riding the younger horses that Bettina found the greatest benefit from her Mobiliser use.
“Bringing on a young horse involves getting the horse to move its natural weight distribution from 70/30 to 50/50. The rider gradually achieves this by an intimate and invisible connection with the horse in which the rider’s body encourages some movements and opposes others, until the horse adopts the desired movement.”
Because her own body is more poised, flexible and coordinated from using the Mobiliser Bettina can amplify the training for her horses. She believes that horses can be brought more correctly and to a higher eventual standard
Bettina can complete a gruelling cross country with ease several times a day, yet she still noticed an increase in her stamina and performance after using the mobiliser – her daily run is now completed with less effort, especially running uphill. This benefit has been reported by other leading athletes although it’s difficult to know if it’s related to the increase in lung capacity (measured by MOD / NATO) or the improved sleeping as both would create similar stamina improvements.