An Illustrated Guide: How to Sit Better and Gain Influence
Rider Biomechanics begins by explaining fascia — the 'cinderella of body tissues'. Until recently, this was ignored by science, consigned to its apparent role as the body's packing material. However, research shows that, in reality, this biological fabric links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages.
Reviews for Rider Biomechanics
Whether you tip forward, tip back, round your back or hollow it, draw your leg upwards, forwards or too far back, there is a complete explanation and reasoning behind it, through it and then working towards correcting it. With disciplined training – we can all edge towards riding and looking as it we’re sitting elegantly, not doing a lot!
Rider Biomechanics is an incredibly detailed book, beautifully illustrated with colourful diagrams and photographs which show the influence of the body, including the front and back lines as well as the influence the arms and spinal position has on the rider’s ability to help or hinder the horse… I am sure there must be many a horse who, with a rider who is aware of what their body is doing, must think ‘thank goodness for Mary Wanless!’.
Horse & Pony Ireland
Mary teaches a centred, balanced approach to riding that’s light years away from the ‘heels down, head up’ approach that many of us learnt as children. In her book, she concentrates on using the fascial system and core muscles to build a deeply balanced riding position that’s in tune with the way the horse moves.
Horse & Countryside
An absolute gem of a book that will have you fascinated with movement and posture and have you reaching for it time and time again. A must on any equestrian’s bookshelf, whether professional rider or riding for pleasure, it’s well worth a read!