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RIDER BIOMECHANICS
CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME

**BECOME A MEMBER TODAY TO BEGIN YOUR RIDDEN JOURNEY TO HARMONY WITH YOUR HORSE**

  • From beginner to enabling your horse to find 'The Seeking Reflexes' (commonly known as 'on the bit')
  • Demonstrates the Ride With Your Mind - Rider Biomechanics System to enable you to better support your own body weight
  • Taught by Mary Wanless BSc, BHSI
  • Full support with feedback on your videos from RWYM coach Ali Wakelin
  • Work through at your own pace
  • Suitable for all standards of riders
  • PLUS get access to all of our other courses!
 
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SEE COURSE OUTLINE BELOW


Please note that levels may be subject to content changes as the course develops

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

This level takes you through the basics of Alignment & Neutral Spine, the essential first steps towards improving your Rider Biomechnics. All videos are short in duration broken down into step by step, bitesize chunks.

Module 1 - The Learning Process, What to Expect

The first module covers the learning process, language & focus, exercises to help you notice your hand position, balance/counter balance, the seat & your pelvis. At the end of this module you are provided with a quiz designed to test your understanding of the theory. You can also submit a photo or video to our forum if you need help assessing your position.

Module 2 - Alignment in Halt

The second module covers incorrect alignment, realignments, seat bone control, stirrup length & shoulder, hip heel, narrowness - The A-Frame, snugness of the thigh. At the end of Module 2 you can send a photograph of your starting point and your re-aligned position. You will be provided with feedback and suggestions for improvement, if required.

Module 3 - Core Strength & Stability

The third module covers 'bearing down', breathing, matching forces, fixing hollow/round, and leg position.

Module 4 - Walk

Seatbone movement, 'plugging in', wiggling in the saddle, shoving in the saddle, leg aid consequences, holding the reins, holding the whip, issues with using the leg, walk and tapping with the whip.

How we help you?

We provide great forums where you can ask questions, submit video and receive advice from our coaches so that you make progress as easily as possible.


COURSE PREVIEW

RIDER BIOMECHANICS TRAINING SYSTEM LEVEL 1
Module 1 The Learning Process - What to Expect

This module lays out the basics information for starting this course. We include a series of dismounted exercises and discuss some of the psychology of learning.

Unit 1 WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Unit 2 MODULE HOMEWORK - GET FEEDBACK
Unit 3 THE LEARNING PROCESS - PREMATURE AUTOMATION
Unit 4 THE LEARNING PROCESS - INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENT
Unit 5 THE LEARNING PROCESS - IT FEELS BIGGER THAN IT LOOKS
Unit 6 THE LEARNING PROCESS - FOCUS
Unit 7 THE LEARNING PROCESS - COMPETENCE
Unit 8 LANGUAGE & FOCUS
Unit 9 RELAX
Unit 10 THE MYTHICAL IDEAL
Unit 11 EXERCISES - PUSHING THE HANDS
Unit 12 EXERCISES - COUNTERBALANCE
Unit 13 EXERCISES - PUSH ME PULL ME
Unit 14 ANATOMY - THE SEAT, YOUR PELVIS
Unit 15 WHAT TO EXPECT
Unit 16 HOMEWORK & MODULE 1 QUIZ
Module 2 Alignment in Halt

In this module we cover alignment and position in halt.

Unit 1 WELCOME
Unit 2 DOCUMENT YOUR STARTING POINT
Unit 3 9 INCORRECT POSITIONS
Unit 4 RIDER REALIGNMENT
Unit 5 POSITIONING YOUR SEATBONES
Unit 6 THE THIGH, THE CALF & STIRRUP LENGTH
Unit 7 POSTURE
Unit 8 LINES 1, 2 & 3
Unit 9 SHAPING THE THIGH CONTACT
Unit 10 SNUGNESS OF THE THIGH
Unit 11 HOMEWORK
Module 3 Core Strength & Stability

In this module, we look at Rider Strength & Stability

Unit 1 SEATBONES - POPPING UP
Unit 2 BEARING DOWN
Unit 3 BREATHING INTRODUCTION
Unit 4 BALLOON BREATHING
Unit 5 INTERNAL PRESSURE - MATCHING FORCES
Unit 6 FIXING HOLLOW / ROUND
Unit 7 RESISTANCES
Unit 8 THIGHS AND 80 / 20 RULE
Unit 9 FOOT LIGHT
Unit 10 HOMEWORK
Module 4 Module 4 - Walk

In this module, we look at walk

Unit 1 INTRODUCTION TO SEATBONE MOVEMENT
Unit 2 SEATBONE PENCIL LINES
Unit 3 PLUGGING IN PART I
Unit 4 PLUGGING IN PART II
Unit 5 WIGGLING IN THE SADDLE
Unit 6 THE LEG AID & CURLING TOES
Unit 7 HOLDING THE REINS
Unit 8 HOLIDNG THE WHIP
Unit 9 ISSUES WITH USING THE LEG
Unit 10 WALK & TAPPING WITH THE WHIP
Unit 11 HOMEWORK

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS...

We are here to help and have put together some common questions people ask.
1How long will it take me to complete the Levels?

You can take the levels at your own pace. There is no time limit. Once you enroll for a course then a new module is released every two weeks. Sometimes a module includes submission of a video or passing of a quiz. Level 1 has 4 Modules and *could* be completed in as little as three months depending on experience level.

Levels 2 - 4 contain more modules and more complex material and will take longer to complete. Completion rates will also depend on the horse you are working with for the course. Some horses will take longer, some shorter depending upon previous experience and education.

2What do I do if I need help?
We are here to help! You can email us, or submit your video and question in the forums we have set aside for each of the levels. Our team of experts will provide feedback and support as we work together through this journey.
3Do I need any previous rider biomechanics experience?
No, we try to assume a little as possible..
4Do I need any previous experience?
As long as you have have the basics and can safely walk & trot you will be able to take part in this course.
5Do I get a certificate?

At the end of each Level a PDF certificate will be emailed to you.

6Is this a coaching/trainer certificate?

No, this certificate shows that you have completed the online training course and have been assessed via video as having completed the course and been able to perform the requirements of each level. The certificate is not an endorsement nor an assessment of your ability to coach others. Mary Wanless BHSI provides coaching certification through her website at http://www.mary-wanless.com


WHAT ELSE DO I GET?

You also get access to all of our other courses running on Dressage Training TV:
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RecCourWeb-TWTHRecCourWeb-TWTH-BACK
RecCourWeb-AARecCourWeb-AA-BACK
RecCourWeb-IYDSRecCourWeb-IYDS-BACK
RecCourWeb-THOR-sRecCourWeb-THOR-BACK
RecCourWeb-RB-sRecCourWeb-RB-BACK
RecCourWeb-CI-sRecCourWeb-C&I-BACK
RecCourWeb-SSS-sRecCourWeb-SSS-BACK
RecCourWeb-TRB-sRecCourWeb-TRB-BACK
RecCourWeb-MD-sRecCourWeb-MD-DT-BACK
RecCourWeb-WSSRecCourWeb-WSS-BACK
RecCourWeb-ck-sRecCourWeb-KC-BACK
RecCourWeb-Felden-sRecCourWeb-FELD-BACK
RecCourWeb-DY-sRecCourWeb-YOGA-BACK
RecCourWeb-EBR-sRecCourWeb-EBR-BACK
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE COURSE TO NEW REGISTRATIONS IN THE FUTURE

We want to make sure that we can make this a truly unique and supportive experience for all our members. We anticipate demand for the course to be very high, so we may have to restrict numbers to keep response levels for support, feedback and evaluation of video fast. If you want to get on board NOW registration to new members is still OPEN

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