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8/26/2011, Mary Wanless, Training through second level, Proper seat and posture to influence the horse

May Wanless works with Linda Goldman. Seat training. Posture. Balance. Rider position. Basic training.

Video Description

Mary teaches Linda Goldman, a new student, in this three part video on Charcoal, a mid-teen Thoroughbred school horse who has foxhunted. Mary works on the planes of updown and backfront with Linda to help her find her balance point and thereby influence Charcoals speediness. Mary explains how few people know where vertical is as they sit in the saddle, and that the change to be truly vertical will feel huge. Mary also shows Linda the correct placement of the reins in her hands, and explains how her kicks to ask Charcoal to be more responsive should be slaps from the knee down with no movement from the knee up. The visual images Mary uses include Keep your thigh rotated in, Make a wall of your abdomen and push your guts against it, and Keep advancing your collarbone.

Mary Wanless-UK
An internationally renowned coach, and the author of the 'Ride With Your Mind' books, which have been translated into many languages. She has also authored 8 DVDs. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to two of the top twelve US dressag