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In this all-color workbook, prominent riding expert Mary Wanless presents new strategies for learning her popular Ride with Your Mind.
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In this all-color workbook, prominent riding expert Mary Wanless presents new strategies for learning her popular Ride with Your Mind.
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Editorial Reviews

Western Horseman
her focus on good horsemanship can benefit any rider.
The American Quarter Horse Journal
The Mary Wanless approach to teaching horsemanship has had a major impact on many riders, making greater communication and cooperation with the horse possible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570762444
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary Wanless is known throughout the world for Ride with Your Mind method. Her previous titles include The Natural Rider, Ride with Your Mind, For the Good of the Horse, and For the Good of the Rider, plus eight videos. She teaches regularly in the U.S. but makes her home in Oxon, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction--How to Use This Book 9
1 The Basic Position--Alignment 13
2 The Essential Connection--Seat Bones 22
3 Sitting Still in the Saddle--Plugging In 28
4 Security, Strength and Power--Bear Down 34
5 Breathing--How to Bear Down and Breathe 42
6 Firming up the Body--Muscle Tone, and the Learning Process 47
7 Sitting Lightly--Supporting Your Own Bodyweight 56
8 Using the Back--Narrowness (The 'Pinch') 64
9 Turns and Circles Demystified--An Introduction to Steering 71
10 Leg, Leg, Leg?--Lower Legs, the Physical Challenge 81
11 Discovering a Contact--Contact and the Walk/Halt Transitions 91
12 An Independent Seat--Matching the Forces Acting on Your Body 103
13 On the Bit?--Shaping the Horse 114
14 The Rider/Horse Partnership--An Overview of the Rider/Horse Interaction 127
Resources--Addresses, Books, Videos, and Equipment 133
Glossary--Ride with Your Mind Terms 135
Index 142
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  • Posted April 24, 2014

    Must Have!

    This is the single best book that will improve your riding immensely. It really teaches you what it means to have a good seat.

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