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