THE NEW BOOK BY MARY WANLESS BHSI BSc
As a thank you for all of those who have purchased direct from me, I am have hosted an exclusive online lecture which covers content from the book along with a Q&A section, see below.
On this page you'll also find some videos associated the book.
Introduction To Book
This video is the one hour introduction webinar I did on the 3rd of June which introduced Fascia and why it is so important. This is the exclusive video you get for purchasing your book direct from me. Enjoy!
***A BRAND NEW COURSE HOSTED BY MARY WANLESS***
THE LATEST BOOK BY MARY WANLESS
6 LIVE 1hr SESSIONS
Direct from our indoor arenas using real riders and horses to demonstrate how the rider's skill can influence the shape of the horse's back and cause them to move into 'The Seeking Reflexes'
SIT BETTER & GAIN INFLUENCEWith focus on stability, tone and core you will learn how to sit better, be less effected by the horse's contortions and begin to shape the horse correctly through good rider biomechanics.
Imagine a ride with no shoving, pushing, pulling or fiddling. This is rider biomechanics – making the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy elegant...
YOUR COACH – MARY WANLESS
RWYM BHSI BSc
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Rider Biomechanics begins by explaining fascia – the 'cinderella of body tissues'. Until recently, this was ignored by science, consigned to its apparent role as the body's packing material. However, research shows that in reality, this biological fabric links muscles into functional chains, just as the sausage skin links sausages.
Recent research has shown that the horse's fascial system is remarkably similar to our own, with equivalent ‘lines of pull’ that affect posture, movement, stability and mobility. Inevitably, the problems inherent in sitting and riding well are magnified when there is imbalance within and between the fascial 'guy ropes' of rider and/or horse. Realise that imbalance in either partner can send the other 'out of true’, whilst the 'equipoise' of one partner helps the other to regain that poise.
Talented riders use their well-balanced guy ropes to stabilise themselves and rebalance their horses. They also have enhanced ‘feel’, since fascia contains many more sensory nerves than muscles. These are registering the forces that pull on an area, and thus a ‘fascial net’ under tension creates a wellspring of strength and feel. This is denied to the majority who are more loosely strung – and however much they would love to be more quiet, effective riders, they are inevitably ‘bobbled about’ by the horse’s movement. But by working through this book, and learning to access and rebalance your own fascial net, your stability, skill and ‘feel’ can be significantly improved.
Rider Biomechanics first addresses the 'outer sleeve' of the body. Whether you tip forward, tip back, round your back or hollow it, your habits are based on fascial imbalance. So is the enhanced difficulty of circling in one direction. Practical exercises, enhanced with copious photographs and diagrams, show how to balance your front and back, right and left – yielding skills that simultaneously address the equivalent imbalances in your horse.
Mary then explains how effective force transmission within the fascial system enables the rider to push her hands forward, taking away the temptation to pull on the reins. Later chapters show how twists and distortions in both human and horse can be addressed through accessing the fascial lines that wrap diagonally around the body. Lastly, a look at the core of both partners shows just how profound their connection can become.