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Ride with Your Mind Essentials: Innovative Learning Strategies for Basic Riding Skills by Mary Wanless (2003-03-01)

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  • By KFH on November 12, 2010

    I have many horse riding books, but this is the one that tells you how to use your body, especially your "core" to sit a horse so that he goes well. This book has been condensed by Mary Wanless in to her essentials so that it is easy to know what you need to do. The book is intense, and you may also want to read some other of her writings that give more discussion and background. But, once you believe in the approach, this book will get you down to business!If you are more of a beginner or non-competing rider, then you may find this book to intense for you. If you are a competing rider in any discipline, then this book will help you ride like you are a dancer or a gymnast.

  • By Simone Windeler on February 9, 2009

    So you have been told to sit down more, sit deeper, put more weight on one seat bone, be relaxed and on and on. But nobody tells you truly how and what they tell you often does not work. Then everyone gets frustrated - the instructor because you can't follow their "simple instruction" and you as a rider because you feel too "dumb" to do it. Frustration creates tension and with that your last little chance of moving forward just went out the window. Bring in Mary Wanless to the rescue. Not only does she explain how your body works on the inside, but she has some great "off the horse" exercises that allow you to feel your body, those elusive seatbones and make it clear how you can be a better rider. This book has made a great difference for my own riding and has helped many of my students to finally understand and see instant improvement. Truly remarkable insights. Kyra Kyrklund uses many of her techniques (I had the chance to observe first hand at the USDF convention 2008)and they simply work. Go get this book - it will help you become a better rider and make your horse a lot happier, too.

  • By Marethere on March 27, 2003

    Where Sally Swift, through Centered Riding opened the door to riding in balance with awareness, Mary Wanless leads us through that same door and into the light. She describes how the best riders in the world achieve flawless, brilliant performances from their horses with seemingly little use of their bodies. Many of them don't know or can't tell you how they do it! Mary wanless has come to a total understanding of HOW. But more than that, she serves it up in small, " digestable chunks" that we can easily digest and use in our search for the connection with our horse that will achieve the beauty and lightness and willingness we all desire . Her knowledge of horse and human biomechanics is key. Her ability to teach it goes beyond what "good" riding instructors impart to their students. She is truly gifted in her ability to teach what has taken her a long time to learn. This is the true "Basics" we hear about that we need for the foundation of our riding that must stay with us throughout our riding career no matter what horse sport we choose.

  • By Timer on June 12, 2013

    I use this book, in conjunction with "The Rider's Fitness Program", "Centered Riding", and "The Rider's Pain-Free Back" to develop a whole mind/body experience for myself and my horses. The combination of exercise routines (that help build my muscles), in conjunction with the bone support and spinal alignment information, plus the Centered Riding techniques, added to the information in this book have turned my riding life around for the better! My Horses are so much happier, smoother, and our riding time is so much more enjoyable for them and me, too!

  • By J. Myers on September 15, 2004

    I have loved and ridden horses all my life. I thought I knew what I was doing. After the first reading of Mary's other book, Ride with Your Mind Masterclass, I realized I have a lot more to learn.For me, this book, Essentials, is the follow-on to Masterclass. There are several pieces to the puzzle in this book that are not in Masterclass. On the other hand, this book has a pared-down presentation (which you might expect from the title), and in many cases the text and illustrations did not make it clear to me what I was to do or how I was to feel. I was glad to have read Masterclass first. Now that I have, I need this book too, because it goes into much more detail about some aspects of riding.

  • By Elizabeth on February 2, 2011

    Mary Wanless says in the first few pages of this book that the content within the pages could take about two years to master, and I don't doubt her.This book takes you inside yourself, and shows you how to discover a true connection to the horse, how to be safe in the saddle, and how to ride like a pro.This book also has some tough truths in it, especially when you follow the advice and start giving yourself some objective feedback.I would recommend this book primarily to anyone who rides horses, but also to people who haven't yet started taking riding lessons but would like some idea of how to feel before you get on. There are countless off-the-horse exercises that are really useful for developing feel.

  • By Bid on October 3, 2017

    Every rider should read this book.

  • By Guest on April 26, 2014

    I'm a fan of Mary Wanless and I love her books but this one is just okay. Some people might find it useful, but it does feel a bit repetitive. I really wish she'd release her other titles on E-book.

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