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Rider Biomechanics

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910016145

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 224

View: 7760

Through Rider Biomechanics one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia, - the fabric of the body that links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages. Within both human and equine bodies these form 'lines of pull', affecting posture, movement, stability and mobility. Through clear 'how to' descriptions, coupled with copious illustrations, the reader learns how to rebalance the tension within and between one's own 'lines of pull'. The ultimate task is to use this developing awareness to rebalance the tension in the horse's 'line of pull', gaining much more influence over his carriage and movement. The secrets of talented riders are laid bare.

The New Ride with Your Mind Clinic

Rider Biomechanics-Basics to Brillance

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 3864

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.

Ride with Your Mind

An Illustrated Masterclass in Right Brain Riding

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780943955520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

View: 4759

Forfatteren undersøger og forklarer de skjulte faktorer indenfor ridning og forhold som opbygning af tillid mellem hest og rytter. Med øvelser

Equine Biomechanics for Riders

The Key to Balanced Riding

Author: Karin Blignault,Maggie Raynor

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851319537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 2145

By understanding how the horse's biomechanics works and how to influence it, most of the misunderstanding between horse and rider is avoidable, and the vast majority of schooling problems solvable. Although in its infancy, equine sport science teaches us how a horse's body and mind functions. Through an understanding of this natural science, together with literature left to us by the classical masters, training horses, without the dependence on gadgets, becomes extremely easy and logical. The knowledge of equine biomechanics turns horse training and riding teaching into a completely logical process.In this work, Karin Blignault investigates the horse's natural methods of performing movements and compares this with the movements he performs in dressage and jumping. Examining each individual gait and movement - including lateral work, piaffe, passage, flying changes - the author highlights the biomechanical difficulties the horse encounters in his effort to please the rider, gives suggestions to riders and trainers on how to overcome these difficulties, and further gives judges pointers on how to recognize these problems.

Ride with Your Mind Essentials

Innovative Learning Strategies for Basic Riding Skills

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781872119526

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 144

View: 9915

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.

Give Your Horse a Chance

A Classic Work on the Training of Horse and Rider

Author: Lt Col a L D'Endrody

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766134

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 544

View: 5007

Many masters of horsemanship have studied horses and riding over the last centuries, but few have given the subject greater consideration than Agoston d'Endrody. In preparing this book, he gave considerable thought to the practical principles of riding and to the process of becoming a good rider. And he explains why horses perform more or less successfully according to whether they are mounted by a talented rider or by one of limited natural abilities. In Give Your Horse a Chance, his goal is to reduce the disparity between these two divisions of riders by carefully delineating the processes of good riding and training. The first part of the book explains the proper development of horse and rider so that both learn to enjoy their work. The latter part offers excellent, concise training advice for combined training and show jumping.

Master Dressage

Ride More Beautiful Tests, Achieve Higher Marks, and Have a Better Relationship with Your Horse

Author: Peter Dove

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781910016084

Category: Dressage

Page: 192

View: 8696

Approaching dressage from a newcomer s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion surrounding what judges are looking for in tests. Even experienced riders find it difficult to break out of the 6570% range in their test marks. Using the steps of Accuracy, Fluidity, Understanding, Practice and Review this book gives readers a clear framework on which they can build confidence in their approach to dressage training and test riding. These steps reveal where readers could be losing valuable marks and arms them with the understanding needed to achieve much higher scores. Published privately, the first edition of this book was a great success, garnering over five-star reviews and being placed in the top best-selling books on Amazon. Its popularity owed much to the "easy to understand language," the clear diagrams and photographs and the overall philosophy of communication, empathy and skill development. These aspects are all retained in this revised edition, which has been expanded to include chapters on groundwork, and rider fitness. After reading this book you will be able to have a better relationship with your horse, ride more beautiful tests and get higher marks. "

Ride with Your Mind

A Right Brain Approach to Riding

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780600587514

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 297

View: 5826

Horse Rider's Mechanic Workbook 2

Your Balance: Further Improve Your Riding Skill

Author: Jane Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994156112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 116

View: 4162

Jane Myers MSc (Equine), AKA The Horse Rider's Mechanic, has been riding, teaching and working with horses almost all of her life. This book is the result of many years of teaching and riding experience. Improving your balance is the key to further improving your riding. It is of key importance because without addressing the fundamental issues you cannot obtain an 'independent seat'. This book contains several lessons for each of the three paces, walk, trot and canter. It builds on Horse Rider's Mechanic Workbook 1: Your Position, teaching you how to implement your now improved position and become a safer and more secure rider. The lessons allow you to improve at your own pace, in your own time. They will compliment any instruction you are currently receiving because they concentrate on issues that are generally not covered by most instructors. This book also provides instructors, riding coaches and trainers with lots of valuable tips for teaching clients. You cannot afford to miss out on this great opportunity to learn!

Ride with Your Mind Clinic

Rider Biomechanics - Basics to Brilliance

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781905693047

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 184

View: 4933

Looks at a series of common rider faults or problems and, through words and photos, explains how to correct them. Here, each fault or problem is demonstrated by a different rider - some working at basic level, others advanced. It gives each rider a lesson, taking them through the changes they have to make, and recording their progress with photos.

The New Anatomy of Rider Connection

Structural Balance for Rider and Horse

Author: Mary Wanless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570768255

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 5614

For the past 30-plus years, Mary Wanless and her bestselling Ride with Your Mind books and DVDs have helped revolutionize the art and science of riding horses. Now she takes her pioneering techniques--which combine a lifetime's influences from the fields of psychology, biofeedback, neuro-linguistic programming, the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques, Tai Chi, massage, dance, anatomy, sports psychology, and educational kinesiology--to a whole new level. In her newest book, Wanless teams up with Anatomy Trains� creator and author Thomas Myers to examine how the "fabric" of our bodies (fascia) can potentially allow us to generate both stability and what so many riders find elusive even after years in the saddle--"feel." Recent research shows how the body-wide "net" of fascia that both wraps each muscle and connects your skin to your bones can be the source of postural imbalances and the resulting restrictions in your movement. Wanless posits that the difference between "average" and "elite" riders lies in the quality of connection and awareness within this fascial net, and she gives us the means to take practical and meaningful steps toward addressing such issues, resultingin extraordinary change in the way we look and feel on horseback.

Centered Riding 2

Further Exploration

Author: Sally Swift

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767033

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 411

Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.

The Dressage Seat

Achieving a Beautiful, Effective Position in Every Gait and Movement

Author: Anja Beran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570767937

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 5682

Anja Beran began training with classical dressage masters at the age of 15 and has since spent her life keeping the principles she learned alive by educating others through clinics and her bestselling books and DVDs. Her newest book deconstructs the rider’s ideal position, explaining how it can be most beautiful and effective while always functioning in support of the horse. Moving progressively through the gaits and dressage movement, Beran provides examples and exercises that instruct the reader in the placement of the body, from head to heels, in relation to the horse and how he is moving. In addition, she troubleshoots common problems, making it easy for the rider to identify and correct a fault or bad habit. In the second half of the book step-by-step photographs and thorough explanations provide a series of exercises riders can perform on the ground that are proven to help establish a stable, supple, balanced, classical dressage seat on horseback. With lovely photographs throughout, this book is a visual and educational treat--rewarding on every level.

Brain Training for Riders

Unlock Your Riding Potential with StressLess Techniques for Conquering Fear, Improving Performance, and Finding Focused Calm

Author: Andrea Monsarrat Waldo

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768390

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7157

Did you know there is an area of your brain known as the “Lizard Brain” that thinks only about the immediate moment and your means of survival? Yes, in certain circumstances, your “Rational Brain” can effectively “shut down” and you are at the mercy of a reptile ... dry-mouthed, sweating, queasy, unable to think clearly—even though you know better. When does the Lizard Brain run the show? It can happen in any number of unfamiliar, uncomfortable, challenging, or “stressful” riding situations. But here’s the thing: with the right kind of training, you can learn to manage the reptile within, which leads to greater confidence with horses, better riding performance, and ultimately, happiness at the barn, at shows, and everywhere in between. Andrea Monsarrat Waldo teaches you how to: handle uncomfortable emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety, and embarrassment; hone your mental game and focus your riding time to get the most out of your hours in the saddle; care for your emotional injuries the same way you would care for an injured horse; and produce a state of “Focused Calm” and tap into the skills you have (whether you know it or not!) to ensure an outstanding ride.

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Conversations with Horses in Their Language

Author: Sharon Wilsie,Gretchen Vogel

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767548

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5138

Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.

Balancing Act

The Horse in Sport, an Irreconcilable Conflict?

Author: Gerd Heuschmann

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570765292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 7579

Dr. Gerd Heuschmann burst onto the international equestrian scene with his startling expose Tug of War, in which he demonstrated with words and photographs the disturbing effects of the (then) popular "rollkur" or "hyperflexion" technique in training dressage horses. In his long-awaited follow-up book, Dr. Heuschmann explores what it means to be a "responsible rider," and asks whether, in today's society, it is indeed possible for riders in any horse sport to put the good of the horse first and foremost--most pointedly above ambition and fame. With fabulous art to help show the anatomy of the horse and how it is impacted by various riding techniques, as well as further proof that--although some steps have been taken to prevent the use of forceful and cruel techniques in the training of top horses--many sport horses still perform in pain and discomfort, this book is sure to follow in its bestselling predecessor's footsteps. Dr. Heuschmann's arguments are based in his experience as a veterinarian and his knowledge of the working equine's body, and are certain to ring true with every serious rider who also claims to be an avid horse lover.

The Naked Rider

Author: Don Campbell


ISBN: 1326730975


Page: N.A

View: 3257

Balanced Horse

The Aids by Feel, Not Force

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905693856

Category: Dressage

Page: 224

View: 1973

This book is about developing that 'perfect understanding'. The aim of The Balanced Horse is to confirm in people's minds what they should be doing for each request, and what they must avoid.

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