Rider Biomechanics Certification Programme

Changing the world for horses
one human at a time

The way you sit has a profound influence on your horse, and for each little change that you make, he changes too. Enter the world of Rider Biomechanics, learn how this works, and you’re both winners!

We can help you become a super-learner

Become more skilful

We begin by revealing the learning process and explaining how you can learn most effectively. We then introduce the A, B, C’s of skilful riding, so that very quickly you start to build a more horse-friendly seat in the saddle. We show you how to build on these foundations to a new level of communication with your horse as you learn to use your body to influence him. 

Our vast online library, combined with individual feedback from our Senior Coach supports you in developing riding skills that help you become the choreographer of the dance you do with your horse.

FEEL SAFER

Soon you will begin to breathe more deeply, learn how to activate your core and become more stable. This is instantly effective, and it trumps various attempts to ‘relax’. It is only the beginning of changes which yield more ‘brain space’, and the reassuring sense that time goes more slowly. 

As your competence increases and you focus on putting the pieces of good riding in place, your belief in your skills will build too.

Be more ethical

Supporting your body weight well, and being on the ideal balance point help your horse to carry you. You spare him from experiencing you as dead weight, from having to drag you along, and from the stress of carrying an unbalanced load.

As you refine your communication and cut down the ‘white noise’ in your sitting, your meaning becomes much clearer to him, simultaneously making you more ‘horse-friendly’, and a fairer partner. 

Have more fun!

‘Fun’ means different things to different people, and could mean everything from noticing a small change in your horse, or having happier hacks (trail rides), to the thrill when your improved performance is rewarded with higher scores. 

By helping you develop a more ethical, precise communication we hope that your time with your horse becomes fun for him too.

Are you ready to step up?

Rid·er Bio·me·chan·ics

Rider Biomechanics is the science that underlies the art of riding. It enables you to ride so skilfully that you become ‘one-with’ your horse – the leading partner (and choreographer) of the dance that you do together.

Mary Wanless

Our Rider Biomechanics Certification Programme presents the fundamentals of Ride With Your Mind.

Based on 40 years of empirical research, Mary Wanless has uncovered the components of skilful riding. In this online course, Mary presents a systematic approach to building skills in bite-sized chunks.

Learning starts in the classroom with key information on the learning process and the most effective way to learn. Next, you meet the RWYM approach to alignment before making adjustments in the saddle. 

Our Senior Coach, Ali, is on hand in our forums to offer feedback on your video clips and help you and your horse progress.

At the end of each of three levels, you have the opportunity to submit videos for assessment and to earn certification at that level, giving you reassurance that you have understood and implemented the material well.

Of course, your horse will also provide important feedback and Ali will be on hand to help you learn how to interpret it! 

These people have stepped up...

"Rider Biomechanics showed me the 'how' of riding. I started to learn to influence my horse by better aligning my own body, without any force."
Caroline B
with Chico
"Ride With Your Mind debunks the myths and unlocks the mysteries of better riding, no matter what level you are at."
Hannah
with Stella
"I thought I knew how to ride… and now I am truly learning!"
Tayne
with Duke
"I’m becoming an organised rider now that I understand 'how' and 'why', and I'm learning to look elegant!"
Misch
with Snowy

ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR RIDER BIOMECHANICS JOURNEY?

Monthly Membership​

Reoccuring monthly membership​
£ 17
50
Monthly
  • Up to 5 hours of ADDITIONAL BRAND NEW Live/Recorded sessions each month
  • Rider Biomechanics, On The Bit
  • Schooling
  • Groundwork
  • Dressage Test Riding
  • Yoga
  • Feldenkrais
  • and more...
  • Additional material each month including articles, audio and supplementary videos
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3 Monthly Membership​

Reoccuring 3 monthly membership​
£ 40 Three Monthly
  • Up to 5 hours of ADDITIONAL BRAND NEW Live/Recorded sessions each month
  • Rider Biomechanics, On The Bit
  • Schooling
  • Groundwork
  • Dressage Test Riding
  • Yoga
  • Feldenkrais
  • and more...
  • Additional material each month including articles, audio and supplementary videos
  • Save ££££ over buying courses separately
  • SAVE £12.50 over three months

6 Monthly Membership​

Reoccuring 6 monthly membership​
£ 78 Six Monthly
  • Up to 5 hours of ADDITIONAL BRAND NEW Live/Recorded sessions each month
  • Rider Biomechanics, On The Bit
  • Schooling
  • Groundwork
  • Dressage Test Riding
  • Yoga
  • Feldenkrais
  • and more...
  • Additional material each month including articles, audio and supplementary videos
  • Save ££££ over buying courses separately
  • SAVE £27.00 over six months

12 Monthly Membership​

Reoccuring 12 monthly membership​
£ 150 Six Monthly
  • Up to 5 hours of ADDITIONAL BRAND NEW Live/Recorded sessions each month
  • Rider Biomechanics, On The Bit
  • Schooling
  • Groundwork
  • Dressage Test Riding
  • Yoga
  • Feldenkrais
  • and more...
  • Additional material each month including articles, audio and supplementary videos
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  • SAVE £60.00 over 12 months