From the Bestselling author of Rider with Your Mind Essentials
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.
Key Points Explains how the body’s connective tissue ultimately determines the balance of horse and rider Provides a map and techniques for rebalancing the ‘lines of pull’ creating better balance between horse and rider Illustrations and photographs throughout explain the ‘lines of pull’ and how to reorganise and influence one’s horse Draws upon the ‘Anatomy Trains’ model of Thomas Myers
Book Title: Rider Biomechanics: Illustrated Guide (UK/Australian Edition) Publisher: Kenilworth Publishing Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 ISBN: 9781910016145 Author: Mary Wanless Author Notes: Mary Wanless is an internationally renowned coach, and the author of the highly successful Ride With Your Mind, For the Good of the Rider, For the Good of the Horse and Ride With Your Mind Essentials.
She has also authored 12 DVDs. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to elite riders, including some who have competed at the highest levels of international competition.She has BSc degrees in both Physics and Applied Sports Coaching, holds the BHSI certificate and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.