Synopses & Reviews
Mary Wanless helped revolutionize riding, and teaching riding, with her best-selling books and videos describing her Ride with Your Mind technique. Now she's back with exciting new ideas and exercises that she has discovered since writing her previous books. She delivers these tantalizing tidbits of riding know-how in the form of a riding "clinic": join her in the arena as her students of varying levels of experience and ability demonstrate common problems with riding position and aiding. Series photos and Wanless's corresponding commentary expose issues most riders struggle with throughout their riding careers, and how those issues affect the horse's way of going. Wanless then explains how to practically deal with such rider roadblocks by clarifying error through language and practicing exercises both on and off the horse. Find out how to use Wanless's methods to improve faults such as: • Tipping forward • Leaning back • Hollowing the back • Rounding the back • Asymmetries in the saddle • And more.
"Those familiar with Wanless will welcome this beautifully illustrated book, which is a tour de force." Choice
"[Wanless is] back with exciting new ideas and exercises that she has discovered since writing her previous books. She delivers these tantalizing tidbits of riding know-how in the form of a riding 'clinic': join her in the arena as her students of varying levels of experience and ability demonstrate common problems with riding position and aiding." Northwest Rider
Based on an understanding of the biomechanical demands of riding, the strategies in this book will teach riders how to connect with their horse in a way that makes sense to both and ultimately leads to better riding. It features real riders and horses throughout and takes riders through the mechanics of riding in a logical, step-by-step method that identifies common challenges so that riders may identify their own problems and learn to get the methods right. Case studies will help readers relate their own problems with those included in the book, and instruction on achieving a firm seat and proper posture will result in an immediate improvement of performance of horse and rider.
About the Author
Mary Wanless is a riding instructor who teaches riders of all skill levels in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Australia. She is the author of For the Good of the Horse, For the Good of the Rider, The Natural Rider, Ride with Your Mind, and Ride with Your Mind Essentials.