Ride with Your Mind ESSENTIALS

Innovative Learning Strategies for Basic Riding Skills

Mary Wanless



ISBN: 9781872119526

PUBLICATION DATE: February 6, 2006

CATEGORY: Riding & Training

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 144 pages

Whilst the horse world is rich in descriptions that tell us what horse and rider should look like, we lack good information about exactly how to produce the desired results. Good horsemen ride well without knowing how they do it, and without understanding why you are not like them and cannot do it too. 

During 23 years of research it has been Mary Wanless's personal mission to expose the secrets of horsemanship, breaking down riding skills into 'bite-size chunks' and finding ways of describing them that work for average riders. By using the learning strategies given here the rider should discover how to connect with the horse in a way that makes sense to him and enables him to carry himself well, in self-carriage. 
At the same time the techniques aim to offer the rider security, stability and effectiveness in the saddle. This title sets out to simplify Ride With Your Mind methods and to provide a basic tool-kit for the acquisition of a truly independent seat in walk, trot and through transitions, on straight lines, turns and circles — and, importantly, how to make corrections when things don't go exactly to plan. Mary explains how to use the hands, legs and body correctly, and gives the ingredients for perfect contact. 
In each section, the instruction is backed up by practical self-tests and exercises to ensure success, and there are ideas for troubleshooting during the learning process and in the future.

Meet the author Mary Wanless

Mary Wanless is an internationally renowned coach, and the author of the highly successful Ride with Your Mind, For the Good of the Rider, For the Good of the Horse and Ride with Your Mind Essentials. She has also authored 12 DVDs. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to elite riders, including some who have competed at the highest levels of international competition. She has BSc degrees in both Physics and Applied Sports Coaching, holds the BHSI certificate and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce.

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