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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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.
LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION
This level takes rider through Rising trot, Halt/Walk, Walk/Halt. Refinement of Kick, Sitting, the beginnings of 'on the bit'. All videos are short in duration broken down into step by step, bitesize chunks.
LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION
This level takes the rider through steering and building upon and refining the skills started in the previous levels. All videos are short in duration broken down into step by step, bitesize chunks.
LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATION
Further skill refinement, and canter — the gait most riders would like to improve, but the skills outlined in the previous levels must be in place in order to achieve it successfully. All videos are short in duration broken down into step by step, bitesize chunks.
|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 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 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 8||LINES 1, 2 & 3|
|Unit 9||SHAPING THE THIGH CONTACT|
|Unit 10||SNUGNESS OF THE THIGH|
|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 8||THIGHS AND 80 / 20 RULE|
|Unit 9||FOOT LIGHT|
|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||SHOVING IN THE SADDLE|
|Unit 7||THE LEG AID & CONSEQUENCES|
|Unit 8||HOLDING THE REINS|
|Unit 9||HOLIDNG THE WHIP|
|Unit 10||ISSUES WITH USING THE LEG|
|Unit 11||WALK & TAPPING WITH THE WHIP|
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I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS...
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.
At the end of each Level a PDF certificate will be emailed to you.
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:
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